Approved: 16.08.2006

Paul Rowbottom

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My work is an attempt to synthesise the visual and tactile world as I experience it. In the words of Elvis Costello: 'What shall we do with all this useless beauty?'

A continual order of disorder and creating chaos in the midst of order at some level. Influences
Nature, paradox, tenacity. Career path
My career path is a balancing act comprising of part-time teaching, residences and commissions.

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    Concepts My work is an attempt to synthesise the visual and tactile world as I experience it. In the words of Elvis Costello: 'What shall we do with all this useless beauty?' A continual order of disorder and creating chaos in the midst of order at some level. Influences Nature, paradox, tenacity. Career path My career path is a balancing act comprising of part-time teaching, residences and commissions. BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture I am currently prototyping sculptural furniture with Furniture Works at London Metropolitan University.

    CV & Education

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    Paul Rowbottom

    D.o.B 31.10.1956

    Education;

    (Full-time) Level Qualification

    Orange Hill Grammar School 1968 – 1973 'O' levels six (inc. Maths & English)

    Leicester Polytechnic 1979 – 1982 BA hons. Fine Art/Sculpture

    Reading University 1985 – 1986 PGCE Art & Design

    (Part – time)

    Barnet Art School 1973 -1974 'A' level Art

    Watford Technical College 1973 -1978 City & Guilds Final Tech. & Adv.certs.

    Building Crafts College 1992- 1995 NVQ Stone masonry

    Awards;

    EWAA Best in category award 2016

    Sasakawa Foundation of GB Grant award: Shiro Oni Studio, Japan 2017

    Recent Professional Experience ;

    Artist in residence Shiro Oni Studio, Onishi, Japan 2017

    AIR Kyoto, EWAA 2017

    Art Deco Cinema Restoration The Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted , Herts. 2005

    The Odyssey, St Albans, Herts. 2014

    The Marble & Granite Centre Ltd. Rickmansworth, Herts. Commissions 2003, 2004, 2008

    Cob Wall renovation using Luxborough, Somerset 2007

    lime mortar & render

    Contemporary Garden Sculpture self -employment since 1990

    Hand to Hand Arts Artist in Education consultancy since 1989

    Teacher & Lecturer in Art & Design Sculpture, Ceramics & Photography since 1990

    (p/t)

     

    Recent Professional Development ;

    Lime Mortars & Renders Mike Wye Associates August 2007

    Digital technologies Metropolitan Works 2008-2010

    London Metropolitan University

    Woodchester Manor,

    Restoration Project with Mark Hancock July 2002

     

    CPD since March 2008;

    Glass fused and slumped glass. Trainer: John Dunn Brighton May 2008 (2 Days)

    Solid Works seminar London Metropolitan University February 2008 (I day)

    Woodland Trust , Ironbridge Coracle building April 2009 (2 days)

    Solid Works training Haddenham April 2009 (I day)

    Machine shop Induction London Met University June 2009 (1evening)

    Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival July 20/09/11/13/15/17

    Rhino level one 13, 14 August 2009 (12 hours)

    Safeguarding & Child protection 25.11.2009 (1 hour)

    Pro- Engineer London Metropolitan University (3 Hours)

    Matthew Blakely advanced throwing course 13/14 February 2010 (12 hours)

    Digital Technology for Product design & Furniture London Met University 17.02.2010 (6 hours)

    SEN Tate Modern Education service 10 March 2010 (6 hours)

    Matthew Blakely porcelain throwing course 19/20 March 2011 (12 hours)

    Wood Kiln Construction with Joe Finch. Spring 2011(several days)

    Wood Ash glazing with Steve Parry, Autumn 2013 (2 days)

    Slipware masterclass with Clive Bowen , Kigbeare Studios, Devon. May 2015 (6 days)

    Kiln-cast glass with Heike Brachlow RCA. August 2016 (5days)

    Japanese Studio Pottery with Shozo Michikawa, West Dean Sussex. September 2016 (6days)

    English Elm Barn construction with Robert Somerville, Herts. 2016

    Kiln-cast glass with Joe Harrington, The Glass- Hub, Wilts. RCA February 2017 (4 days)

     

    Solo exhibitions

     

    2013 The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted

    2001 - Artmonskys Boundary Road, London, ceramic pots

    Group exhibitions

    2012 Eastern Open, Hertfordshire

    2012 Designs for Future, Salisbury Arts Centre

    2012 Art in Clay, Hatfield,

    2012 The Upstairs gallery, Berkhamsted

    2007 - Metroworks Show 07, Metroworks, London Metropolitan University 2007 - Pulse, Earls Court, London 2007 - Waterworks, Parndon Mill, Harlow 2004 - Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum, Watford Grammar School, Watford, Herts 2003 - New Gallery, Olney, Bucks 2003 - Rivers Gallery, Nailsworth 2002 - Finlandia, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire 2001 - Chenies Manor, Plant and Garden Show (annual) 2000 - Art Garden, Bristol 2000 - Capel Manor Garden and Plant Fair 2000 - Chenies Manor 1998 - Open Studio, Hertfordshire (annual) 1997 - Hidden Art, Hackney, Ballspond Studio