Alice Mara


The process of wrapping an image around the pot is really what I find exciting about the digital transfer system.

I look at the object and wonder what the shape reminds me of, or what image would fit the three dimensional aspects of the pot.

The larger urns are more regal and are decorated with more imposing, sometimes iconic buildings.

The small urns lend themselves to being placed in a row, - and what could suit that more than a row of houses.

The small houses are a narrative of a street and you will see unusual people in the windows; each house has its own story - as they do in real life.

I was interested in the different textures of the buildings: brick, pebble-dash and other rendered features.

Born  1972, Wolverhampton

Education
2001-03
 MA in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London
1994-97  BA (Hons) Ceramics, Harrow College
1993-94  B-TEC Diploma in Art and Design, Walthamstow College, London
1991-93  B-TEC Diploma in Art and Design, Kingsway College, London

Awards
2009
 Design boom, Handled With Care Award
2008  Ella Doran Award for best new designer presented at the East London Design Show
2007  Queensbury Hunt Award for innovative use of ceramics presented at Ceramic Art London

Exhibitions
2010
 MARA + MARA Eagle Gallery, London
2009  East London Design Show, London
2008  100% Design, London
Northern Print, Newcastle
East London Design Show, London
2007  Aberystwyth Crafts Centre, Wales
Ceramic Art London, London
2006  Richard Dennis Gallery, London
2006  William Morris Museum, London
2005  Ceramics in the City, London
2004  Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
2003  Canary Wharf, London
2001  Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
1996  Hot Off The Press - touring exhibition

Collections
Paul Smith, Paris
Sheffield Western Museum, commission
Hayward Gallery shop, commission
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, craft centre
Io Gallery, Brighton
Hart Gallery, Yorkshire
Tumbleweed, Paris
Arty Dandy, Paris
Rossalandi Orlandi, Italy
Hidden Art, London
Design boom, Handle with Care
Lain Crawford, Beijing
Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, London

Exhibitions

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