Consuelo Radclyffe

Childhood memories are my main inspiration. These figures are often described as dark, joyful and weird. Carefully crafted identities which give my work depth, poignancy and glee. My sculptures are made from clay, wire, and paper clothes designed uniquely for them. Also, I often bring found objects to complement the sets. These childish figures with their often mutinous expressions tell clear stories of a profound childhood. Their imaginary friends are a constant presence. Moments of play mixed with a craving for a sense of ownership and belonging and of the pain of experiencing rejection, exclusion and rivalry. They are arresting characters, with strong faces, inviting the viewers on a journey of their own.

  Camberwell College of Art, England - City and Guilds Level 3 An Introduction To Community Arts Teaching
2005-08  University of Westminster, England - Mixed Media Art and Design - Ceramics BA (Hons) Upper 2nd
2001-02  Putney School of Art, England - Art Foundation Course
1998-00  Kensington and Chelsea College, England- part time Ceramics course

Tradition and Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow
Ceramics' at Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2011  Caixa Cultural Momentos, Salvador - Brazil  Fables and Figments - Ruthin Centre - 18th June to14th September  Wild Thing, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Gallery  Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art  Fantastic beasts II Billcliffe Gallery  Solo Show - Journeys - Studio (PM Gallery) Pitshanger Manor House  Arte do Fogo - S. J.Del Rei - Minas Gerais - Brazil  Circuito das Artes - Galeria ACBEU (SSA - Brazil)
SWA - 149th Annual Open - Mall Galleries - The Mall, London
Kingsgate Studios
Balman Gallery - Represeting Gallery
2010  Recollection Chapel Gallery Lancashire, UK
2009  Genesis 09 - SDC Gallery, London
Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair - The Sage Gateshead - Gateshead Quays, Tyne-and-Wear  One Year On - New Designers, London Humour and Surreal Bevere Gallery, Worcester
2008  Candid Art Galleries, London
London Design Festival - Mint Gallery, London Art In Clay, Hatfield, UK  Earth & Fire - Rufford Centre, Nottingham P3 Gallery, Marylebone, London  Re-Load, London Gallery West, London
2007  March 2007- Spy-Hole, London Gallery West, London




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