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ceramics

My love affair with clay started when I enrolled in an adult pottery class. I wanted to know everything and soon outgrew the class. What followed was Bournville College of art - first City & Guilds in Ceramics and next,  an art foundation which lead to my dream course at Wolverhampton University studying BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design Ceramics with Glass. It was such an amazing opportunity.


I like the rawness of clay, the malleability – then once fired, it is a material which can last 1000’s of years. A small fragment can reveal much about the potter. Each mark is remembered by the clay and once fired, is there forever.


My work is mainly sculptural rather than functional. I use earthen ware clays, stoneware clay, paper clay – with some glazing, the work reflecting the paradox of fragility with strength.

Awards 

Certificate of Ceramic Art - Creation & Therapy 2012/13

Certificate of Sculpture - Designing Clay 2012/13

Craftline Award of Excellence 1996

BA (Hons) June 1996 Wolverhampton

Art & Foundation June 1993

City & Guilds - July 1992

 

Publications

Ceramics Technical No 13

Working with Paper clay and other Additives by Ann Lightwood

Raku Investigations into Fire by David Jones

 

Exhibitions

RBSA Prize Exhibition 2016

Christian Artists Seminar - KSI Bad Honnef, Germany 2013

Christian Artists Seminar - KSI Bad Honnef, Germany 2012

Christian Artists Seminar - KSI Bad Honnef, Germany 2011

RBSA Prize Exhibition 2003

Paper Clay Plus 2000 Crawford Arts Centre St Andrews (toured various locations in Scotland)

RBSA Prize Exhibition 1998

300 Tonnes of Clay at Wolverhampton Museum & Art Gallery 1997

RBSA Prize Exhibition 1997

Hatfield - The National Pottery & Ceramics Festival 1996