Joanna Howells


My work concentrates on form and texture.  I aim to make pieces which are very simple yet have a softness, a freedom and a sculptural quality. The work varies in size from small, intimate domestic ware to large scale pieces.

I work in both porcelain and stoneware.  Porcelain, because it is such a beautiful material in itself - so fine, white and translucent - and  because of the poetic imagery that porcelain evokes.  Stoneware gives me access to another palette of colour and an earthier, more robust style. 

Education
1980 -83
  Cambridge University, Medical Sciences Tripos (B.A.)
1983-84  Sir John Cass School of Art
1984-86   Harrow College Of Higher Education, H.N.D in Studio
Pottery. Graduated with Distinction.

Exhibitions
2012
 Solo Showcase, Galeri, Caernarfon
Walford Mill – Selected Members of Makers Guild
Contemporary Applied Arts, London:  Tradition and Innovation: 50 Years of Harrow
2011  ‘Select 2’ Gallery Top, Derbyshire
Contemporary Ceramics, London, showcase exhibition
Lund Gallery, Yorkshire ‘Dining Rites’
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Summer Exhibition
St Ives Ceramics, St Ives - Christmas Exhibition
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham - Christmas Exhibition
Taliesin Gallery, Swansea - Christmas Exhibition
2010  Contemporary Makers Showcase, National Museum Wales
The Octagon at Whichford, Guest Potter of the Month
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Selected Welsh Potters
St David’s Hall – Christmas Exhibition
2009  St David’s Hall, Christmas Exhibition
Leach Pottery, St Ives, Christmas Exhibition
New Ashgate Gallery, Exhibition of Selected CPA members
Leach Pottery, March
2008  Solo Exhibition – Harlequin Gallery, London
FLICAM (FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Xian, China) invited to make work for the British Pavilion at the Museum of World Ceramics  
2007  Bluecoat Gallery, Celebration of the Tea Ceremony
Ceramic Art London 
Lliff (Llif A Welsh word meaning 'Flow', pronounced Lleeve)- touring exhibition 
Flow Gallery, London
Oriel Myrrdin, Carmarthen
The Pot The Vessel & the Object
Exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CPA
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Porcelain Ritual and Process
5 Porcelain Makers
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Newport
Demonstration and Masterclass
Part of the CPA 50th anniversary celebrations, Bevere Gallery,Worcestershire
Solo Exhibition Albany Gallery, Cardiff 
2006  Festival Interceltique, Lorien, France
3 Man Exhibition, Bevere Gallery, Worcestershire
Broughton Gallery, Scotland. 
Orton International Cone Box Exhibition, Baker University, California
‘Table Manners’ – Crafts Council Gallery, London  
2005  Galerie Handwerk, Munich

Collections
Stoke City Museum - Contemporary Ceramics Collection
Crafts Council Collection
Victoria and Albert Museum

Commissions
1997
 Limited Edition of 14 pieces to commemorate the  opening season of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
1996  Limited Edition for the Greenwich Theatre production of 
Macbeth

Press and Publications 
2010
  ‘Ceramics Monthly’ Feature
‘Period Living’ Magazine
2009  ‘How to Spend it’ Financial Times
‘Contemporary Ceramics’ Emmanuel Cooper
2008  ‘Ceramics Art and Perception’ feature
2006  ‘The Ceramics Book’ Ceramic Review Publications
2005  ‘Living in Wales’ Portraits of persons of significance living in Wales – David Hurn.  Serern Books
2002  BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine
‘Porcelain’ Jack Doherty
2002  ‘Celadon’  Homes & Gardens Magazine
‘A Potter’s Dictionary of Materials and Techniques’ Frank and Janet Hamer A & C Black
2001  ‘Heart Of The Country’, Kingfisher Independent Television
2000  The National Electronic and Video Archive of The Crafts (NEVAC)
1999  ‘The Buyer’s Guide to Studio Ceramics’ Crafts Council Publications 
‘Tableware from Studio and Workshop’ Karen Ann Wood

Exhibitions

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