Carys Davies


I have recently started writing on pots.  I have always been stimulated by words and phrases: they can crystallise a feeling or capture some fleeting mood even when or especially when they are a bit ambiguous or ambivalent or out of place.

I also like plain pots plates, beakers, vases that show the marks of their making but aren't too fancy to be used.  I like to arrange these plain, written-on pots together, like I used to as a child on the seld the welsh dresser. We had a plain one in the kitchen and a fancy one in the front parlour. My groups can be put on a shelf, or in a plain box on the wall. They are at the same time an installation, and pots that can be used. Over time I want them to accrue their owner's resonances and meanings as well as my own.

Born  Conwy, Wales

Education
1979-81
 Jesus College, Oxford BA (Hons) Engineering Science
1981-04  Engineer and consultant for Rolls Royce, Philips and IBM
2004-07  University of Westminster Ceramics BA (Hons)

Awards
2011
 Craft proze at Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, Wrexham

Selected Exhibitions
2012
  'Earth', Ruthin Crafts Centre 
Site specific installation at Cotehele, NT, Cornwall
2011  'Only Words' New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens
Emerging Makers, Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival
Life's a Beach, City Art Gallery, Leeds 
'Found', Kettle's Yard Garage Sale, Brompton
2010  Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey 
'In the Making', RBSA, Birmingham
Affordable Art Fair, London with Shirley Crowther
2009  Cambridge Contemporary Art Christmas Exhibition
All Wrapped Up, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon
'CUP', Guild of Devon Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2008  'Beach', Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen
'Blue Room', Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh  

Exhibitions

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