Glen Wild


I make hand-built ceramic vessels. My work has a crude aesthetic where exposed clay, marks, flaws and imperfections are highlighted and celebrated. I draw inspiration from traditional utilitarian objects and forms but deviate from traditional Craft where refinement, beauty and functionality are key drivers.

I am interested in expressing and capturing the essence of how objects grow, develop, survive; how they assume their own life force and sense of being during the making process and beyond. I aim to make objects that at first appear simplistic but on closer inspection are ambiguous, illusive and difficult to decipher. The intention is to create work which, as well as having immediate impact, encourages the viewer to contemplate and question.

Education
2007–09
 Masters: Royal College of Art, London 
2005–07  Diploma in Fine Art, City Lit /
London Metropolitan  University, London
1989–03  Bachelor of Architecture: University of Natal,
Durban, South Africa

Awards / Grants
2010
  Nominated - Arts Foundation Award 2011 
2008  Eduardo Paolozzi Scholarship
(Royal College of Art, London)

Selected Exhibitions
2010
  ‘Super Vision’ – Pure Space, Beijing, China
‘Collect’ – Saatchi Gallery / David Mellor, London
‘Summer Open Exhibition’ - Basket House Village Universe, London
2009  ‘Fresh @ British Ceramics Biennial’ - Emma Bridgewater, Stoke-on-Trent
‘The Public Gets What the Public Wants' - Arch Gallery, London
‘RBSA Open Exhibition’ - RBSA, Birmingham
‘Diverse Practices’ - Marsden Woo Gallery, London

Publications            
2010  Viewpoint Magazine (Issue # 25)
2009  Whitehot Magazine (http://whitehotmagazine.com/)

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