Approved: 10.06.2013

Ray Church

Artist, Maker, Technician

Approved: 10.06.2013
 
 

Biography

The inspiration for my work centres on the aesthetics of classical Greek ceramics, with narratives expressing cultural values and ideals underpinned by myth and legend. 

My artistic approach is a direct response to the formula used in classical Greek pottery both formally and figuratively. The primary objective is to appropriate this style and allow new ideas to develop through use of a playful dialog between the contemporary and the classical. I like the notion of drawing parallels between historical narratives and 21st century socio-political situations, and the amusingly subversive imagery conceived from this collaboration of the times.  

 

CV & Education

Raymond Church CV

 

Email:      mail@rfchurchceramics.com

Website:  www.rfchurchceramics.com

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 - Zetter Hotel, Artists Atrium, London

 

Group exhibitions

2017 - Pay and Display prize exhibition, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

2017 - Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames

2016 - Crafted, Kirkby Gallery

2016 - Ceramic Art London, Central St Martins, London

2015 - Erwood Station, Builth Wells

2015 - Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

2015 - International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth

2015 - Bienale de la Ceramique, Exhibition of Contemporary ceramics, Andenne Belgium

2014 - Art in Clay, Farnham

2014 - National Eisteddfod special exhibition ‘Dan y Wyneb’ in collaboration with Peter Bodenham

2014 - Bevere Gallery, Worcester

2014 - MAKERS of GB, Manchester Art Gallery (shop)

2013 - Social Deformity, View art Gallery, Bristol

2013 - New Designers 2013, Business Design Centre, London

2013 - Up and Comer group show, Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo

2012 - New Gallery grand opening, King Street Gallery, Carmarthen

 

Publications

2016 - New Ceramics Issue 4/16 

2015 - De Kliene k issue 5