SeaChanges Series 1.
Growing up on the isle of Anglesey the sea has always been a source of fascination and wonder, but only recently has it crept in as a stimulant for the work of making.
Almost within hours of this private realisation I arrive home from Ceramic Art York 2015
There was a voicemail asking if I would consider being an invited artist at 2016 Pittenweem Arts Festival http://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.ukThe show will be in a wee cottage on the edge of the sea!
Over the next few months some walls of paper will be covered in drawings reflecting a personal response to the sea. Yes, they will be dramatic and strong statements, so nothing new there, but I look forward to the changes with great anticipation.
Just been accepted for Visual Arts Scotland at the Royal Academy building FRIDAY 29 JANUARY – SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2016Edinburgh http://www.visualartsscotland.org
20 pieces off to the Rhone Valley - Cliousclat for June/July/August.
Why oh why do we have to blend in? Where's the life, the passion in that? LET'S SHOUT about this fabulous medium. THERE'S SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE with this stuff. Colour for a start. Beige = fear of excess. Pastels = Fear. Let's live a little. Splash out! why don't you?
Smiling – we need to smile more – a ‘pot’ that raises a smile is stimulating– whether from the complete ridiculous audacity of it or the narrative it has inspired.
Reacting– responding – keeping us awake, keeping us thinking – all helps to keep us ALIVE! and never complacent.
Its about looking, constantly looking and exploring, always open to fresh experiences and never afraid to keep developing a something that engages and stimulates and challenges all those who see the work - as well as the maker.
Welcome to the site of Philomena Prestsell!
Short Curriculum Vitae
Teaching 1992 - 2000 Sunderland University; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee; Edinburgh College Art
Scottish Arts Council Award research in New York and Chicago
Scottish Arts Council Award Solo Touring Exhibition
Major Scottish Arts Council award
Post Graduate scholarship Edinburgh College of Art
Galerie Albion Putti Groningen Holland
51st International Competition of Ceramic Art Faenza Italy
Time for Tea Brasilia Cultura Inglesia Musea da Republica Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Kutani International Decorative Ceramics Competition Japan
Bienniale Internationale de Ceramique d’Art Vallauris France
Invited Artist Pittenweem Arts Festival Fife 6 – 14 August
VAS Royal Scottish Academy 29 January – 20 February
Ceramic Art York September
Contemporary Ceramics Centre Great Russell Street London
Unite Collins Gallery Glasgow
Origin Somerset House The Strand London
Ceramic Art London Royal College of Art
Form and Transfer curator Stephen Dixon for Drumcroon Wigan Lancs
Hot off the Press Crafts Council Gallery London
Work in Permanent Collections
- International Museum of Ceramics Faenza Italy
- Ceramic Collection Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth
- British Council London
- Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill Aberdeen
- Museum of Ceramics Vallauris France
- Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW)
- Crafts Council Photostore Selected Makers
- Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
- Visual Arts Scotland
- Scottish Society of Artists
Subversive Ceramics by Claudia Clare Bloomsbury Academic
21st Century Ceramics Lark Books
Ceramics and Print Paul Scott A&C Black
500 Plates and Chargers Lark Books
The Potters Bible Marilyn Scott A&C Black
The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces by Jo Connell Quarto
The Potter’s Question and Answer Book by Gill Bliss A&C Black
The Art of Hand-Built Ceramics by Susan Bruce Quarto
Slipware by Michael and Victoria Eden A&C Black
Buyer’s Guide to Contemporary British Studio Ceramics Crafts Council
The Potter’s Directory of Shape and Form by Neal French Quarto
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