Rose will be running pottery workshops for adults and children on the SJE Arts site during Artweeks. Please register your interest by contacting her via email or connecting via twitter for updates. More workshop information can be found on her website.
"OXHC" Magazine Article by Artweeks Festival Director, Esther Lafferty 10/16
Rose Wallace is a ceramic artist who, tucked away in an East Oxford studio, creates unique contemporary figures which charmingly capture the minutiae of modern life which take you from today’s busy world into light-hearted calm and peaceful contemplation. If you take a close look, you’ll see that Wallace’s ceramic figures are crafted from the shapes of contemporary packaging and discarded ephemera.
Rose enjoys giving objects no longer considered useful a part to play in her art as a comment on green issues: “My fascination for things that have been discarded is rooted in my childhood,” she explains. “I was delighted when my father, a gardener by trade, unearthed ‘gems’ from beneath our feet. My treasures would be no more than a Victorian beer bottle or paste pot but I considered them worthy finds nonetheless.”
One of Rose’s favourite haunts is the local Aston’s Eyot Nature Reserve, a thirty-acre ‘island’ bordered by both the Thames and the Cherwell which was once a domestic dumping ground for Victorian city dwellers and where, after it has rained, the earth exposes previously hidden objects, which form part of Wallace’s creative musings. “Other transient objects like the plastic packaging of today’s consumerist society become our past immediately and I use these too,” she says.
'Flatback Figures' & 'Bingeing Britain' work acquired for collection, Canon Hall Museum Barnsley. 2017
Work selected for 'Subversive Ceramics' by C. Clare, Bloomsbury Academic Publications. 2015
Included in 'Studio Potters' Marks' revised by J. Hazelwood, Bloomsbury Academic Publications. 2015
Work selected for The Ken Stradling study collection, 48 Park Row, Bristol . 2014
Short-listed for interview, A.H.R.C. funded PhD Studentship; ‘Ceramics in the Expanded Field'. 2011
Craft Potters Association, London, selected for professional membership. 2010
Selected for the ‘A.K.D.K. Top 100 Creatives 2010’ design directory. 2010 - 2011
Artist in residence, Buckinghamshire New University. 2008 - 2011
'Bingeing Britain: Binge Birds Progress' permanent collection, Grimmerhus Museum, Denmark. 2009
Residency on ‘Network Project’ International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark. 2008
Awarded The Arts Council Lottery funding for Denmark Residency. 2008
Ceramics and Glass B.A. 1st Class Honours Degree Buckinghamshire New University. 2002-2008
Awarded the ‘B.N.U. Prize’ for highest dissertation mark within the School of Design & Craft. 2008
Awarded the ‘Ede & Ravenscroft Prize’ for high university achievement through adversity. 2008
Co-curated ‘Vessels & Views’ John Piper & Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire Museum. 2005
Received the ‘Medal of Excellence’. Awarded by City & Guilds of London. 2000
City & Guilds Ceramics parts 1 & 2. 1998-2002
Rose has lived in East Oxford for nearly forty years. Involved in ceramics since 1998, she graduated with a first class degree in 2008 and in 2010 was selected by the Craft Potters' Association as a professional member. In addition to making her own work, she runs five weekly pottery day & evening courses for Abingdon & Witney College at the Abingdon Campus. Her new studio is situated in Florence Park and visitors are very welcome by appointment.
Landline: 01865 728756
Mobile: 07732 343 666
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