Becky Harle


My work with pure white porcelain aims to challenge and test the historical preconceptions of the clay. Stereotypically it is thought of as beautiful, precious, smooth and touchable; and within ceramics notoriously difficult to build with.
 
I construct unstable looking forms which precariously balance and through their fragile structures enforce a feeling of awkwardness upon the viewer. Each layer is like parchment with increasingly difficult, dangerous and sharp edges.

Born  1984, London

Education
2003-06
  BA (Hons) Ceramics, (2,1) University of Westminster
2005  International Study Abroad Student for one semester
(Spring) State University of New York, (SUNY), New Paltz, New York, Ceramics Major
2002-03  BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Studies,
Wimbledon School of Art

Awards
2009
  'Special' Award, The 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea
2009  CPA Charitable Trust Grant
2006  Craftsman Student Award, Craftsman Magazine, Art In Clay

Exhibitions
2009-10
  'Distinction', Manchester Craft and Design Centre
2009  Chandelier Commission with Eva Menz Design
The 5th World Ceramic Biennale , Icheon World Ceramic Centre, Korea
2009-10  Orchard Gallery, St Ives
2008-09  Regatta Fine Art Gallery, Norfolk
2008  Origin, Somerset House
'Manipulate', Platform Gallery, Lancashire
'Breath Of Fresh Air', Byard Art, Cambridge
2007  'Containing Craft', Crafts Council Christmas Showcase, Victoria and Albert Museum
Origin, Somerset House
Crafts Council Showcase at Wesley Barrell, Wigmore Street, London
Art In Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
2006-7  Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2006  Designer Crafts, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
Art From Earth, Tower 42, The City, London
ISCAEE 2006, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Art In Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Earth and Fire, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
Harrow Ceramics Degree Show, University of Westminster, London
Step Even Closer! Ceramics Interim Show, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, London
2005  Dorsky Museum, State University of New York (SUNY),
New Paltz, New York
2003  Foundation 2003, Wimbledon School of Art, London
Illusion, Wimbledon School of Art, London

Collections
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Icheon World Ceramic Centre, Korea

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2012

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