Zoe Preece works from Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff, UK. She studied Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design (2000), completed a Masters in Ceramics also at Cardiff School of Art and Design (2010), and a PGCE (FE/HE) at Cardiff University (2013). She works as associate lecturer at Cardiff School of Art and Design, and ceramic tutor for UWC Atlantic College. Zoe has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She was recently selected for AWARD, British Ceramic Biennial (2019), was awarded the Gold Medal for Craft and Design, the CASW Purchase Prize and the Josef Herman Award The People’s Choice at Y Lle Celf at the National Eisteddfod of Wales (2018) and was a juror prize winner in the international exhibition Materials: Hard and Soft, Denver, US (2017). Her work is in public collections in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and the Museum of Craft and Design, Denver, US.
CV & Education
2011-2013 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Cardiff University
2008-2010 MA Ceramics, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC
1995-2000 BA Ceramics, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC
2018 Material Presence: A Domestic Scene, Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Collect 2021, Ruthin Crafts Centre, online. 2020 A Language of Clay, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, UK
2019 AWARD, British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent
Oita Prefecture Art Museum, Japan
2018 National Eisteddfod of Wales 2018, Sennedd, Cardiff
2017 Materials: Hard and Soft, Museum of Craft and Design, Denver, US
2016 Biennale International de Vallauris, Creation Contemporaine et
Ceramique, Vallauris, France
Mono, Boundary Art Gallery, Cardiff
‘An ‘in’ with a Stranger’, Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran
2015 National Eisteddfod of Wales 2015, Meifod
The Sensorial Object, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff & Oriel Q, Narberth
2014 The National Eisteddfod of Wales 2014, Llanelli
Fireworks Now, Aberystwyth Arts Centre & Y Galeri, Caerphilly
The Common Object, Cardiff M.A.D.E Gallery
2013 200 years on: Contemporary Works in Clay, Nantgarw China Museum
Fireworks Now, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
Art Craft, Cardiff Arts Collective, Cardiff?
2011 British Ceramic Biennial 2011, Stoke-on-Trent
National Eisteddfod of Wales 2011, Wrexham and District
Welsh Artist of the Year 2011, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
Merge/Diverge, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2010 Intro, Cardiff Design Week, Cardiff
2009 Gathered World, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2018 National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
2016 Museum of Craft and Design, Denver, US
2018 CCQ, A Creative Conversation, August 2018
2018 Crafts, 273. July/August 2018
2017 ‘Cast’, Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling, Schiffer Publishing?
2015 Co-editor and contributor to The Sensorial Object Catalogue?
2015 Buzz, Feb. 2015?
2015 Crafts, 252, Jan/Feb 2015?
2011 Ceramic Review, 251, Sept./Oct. 2011?
2000 Ceramic Review, 185, Sept./Oct. 2000
2019 Arts Council of Wales, Production Grant
2018 Gold Medal Winner, Craft and Design, National Eisteddfod of Wales
2018 CASW Purchase Prize Winner, National Eisteddfod of Wales
Purchased by National Museum of Wales.
2018 The Josef Herman Peoples Choice Award, National Eisteddfod of Wales
2017 Juror Prize Winner, Materials: Hard & Soft, Museum of Craft and Design,
2016 Arts Council of Wales, Production Grant?
2014 Arts Council of Wales, Training Grant?
2015 – present Ceramic Tutor, UWC Atlantic College, St.Donats, Wales
2012 – 2018 Associate Tutor, CSAD, Cardiff Metropolitan University
2015 Artist in Residence, Makers Using Technology, Design Forum Wales
2015 Co-Curator with Dr. Natasha Mayo of The Sensorial Object, Craft in the