I am delighted to be presenting a new collection of pieces from the Grammar of Ornament – India series at Collect 2019 with Cavalliero Finn. Collect 2019 runs from February 28th to March 3rd at The Saatchi Gallery. For details on available work please contact www.cavalierofinn.com To purchase tickets for Collect visit www.craftscouncil.co.uk Photography […]
The Tiled Corridor is an Edinburgh Lothian Health Foundation commission for The Royal Edinburgh Hospital, an NHS hospital specialising in mental health. I have designed and created the work in collaboration with the wonderful tile manufactures Craven Dunnill Jackfield. The concept for the commission recalls a golden era in decorative tile use, responding to historical research […]
Home Faber – Best of Europe 13th September – 30th September 2018 I will be exhibiting Gathering Places | Grammar of Ornament – India ii at Homo Faber – Best of Europe in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 13th September – 30th September 2018. “Homo Faber is an inspiring exhibition of European craftsmanship, an international cultural event […]
New to the National Collections – National Museum of Scotland 17th August 2018 – 24th February 2019 Gathering Places | Grammar of Ornament – India iii will go on display in the New to the National Collections exhibition at The National Museum of Scotland from the 17th August 2018 – 24th February 2019. See the work […]
I am delighted to be presenting a new collection of work at Collect 2018 with Scotland: Craft & Design at The Saatchi Gallery from Thursday 22nd – to Sunday 25th February 2018. Scotland: Craft & Design at Collect 2018 presents a showcase of exquisitely crafted statement pieces from 17 technically accomplished makers from across Scotland. I will be exhibiting a […]
A Fine Line showcases works by four contemporary artists based in Scotland – Lizzie Farey, Angie Lewin, Frances Priest and Bronwen Sleigh. Working with a variety of media, but united by detailed observation and strong draughtsmanship, this group of artists experiment with linear mark-making and drawing in its widest sense. An essay to accompany […]
I will be presenting a new collection of pieces from the Gathering Places series with Tansey Contemporary at SOFA Expo 2015, 5th – 8th November, Navy Pier Chicago.
Tansey Contemporary have presented my work in SOFA Chicago 2013 & 2014. Follow this link for further information about the gallery and the work they currently hold for sale.
Architekten has been shortlisted for the 2014 Wesley Barrell Craft Award. Follow this link for more information on the award and this years short list.
Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats An Atlas Arts Commission by Frances Priest in Collaboration with botanist Stephen Bungard Launch Weekend 5th – 7th June at Raasay House on the Isle of Raasay Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats is an ATLAS Arts commission by Frances Priest in collaboration with […]
A collection of vinyl wall panels, designed in response to a residency at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in 2013, have now been installed in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Children’s Department. This work forms part of a wider scheme of commissions lead by Ginkgo. A conference to mark the completion of the project will be held […]
I am pleased to present a commission for the recently refurbished Western General Hospital Breast Unit Outpatient Waiting Room. The work has been conceived in response to a collection of prints by Elizabeth Blackadder which will also hang in the waiting room. A reception to celebrate the completion of the work is being held on […]
A commission from Artlink Edinburgh & The Lothians to contribute to a collaborative project involving artists and visually impaired participants. The project combined poetry, sound and objects to create and present an audio description of the gallery spaces at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh. Participants worked with poet Ken Cockburn to develop the descriptive […]
A residency for Artlink Edinburgh & The Lothians at St Johns Hospital in Livingston, working with patients and staff to generate work that would in some way alter and enliven specific spaces around the hospital. These included, The Mcmillan Daycare Centre, The Gym in Ward 17, The Psychology Department Meeting Room, The St Johns Gallery, […]
New Manor Ware is a bespoke table setting designed especially for the Banqueting Room of the Manor Lodge Turret House developed in response to the Yorkshire Artspace Ceramic Residency program based at their Manor Oaks Ceramic Studio and on site at Sheffield Manor Lodge. During the 17th century, local potter John Fox set up a […]
Ein Tag am Strand Galerie Handwerk 22nd June – 23rd July A celebration of summers at the beach featuring work by: Helen Beard, David Bielander, Marian Bijlenga, Helen Britton, Annemie De Corte, Katrin Eisenblatter & Astrid Triska, Hans Fisher, Neville French, Anne-Marie Gaspar, Sebastian Andreas Heger, Emmanuel Heringer, Mirjam Hiller, Charlotte Houman, Francoise Joris, Kilary […]
Fife Contemporary Art & Craft invited me to take up one of three residencies exploring the Fife coastal path supported by Celebrating Fife 2010. Based at Buckhaven Community Centre I worked with users of the Buckhaven Community Pottery and CLEAR to make contemporary versions of ceramic carpet bowls, also known as ‘Piggies’, which were traditionally […]
Work made in response to an invitation from visual artist Abraham Cruzvillegas to contribute work to Autoconstrucción a collaborative performance project for the gallery Kurimanzutto Mexico City, 20th May 2010. The objects depict a set of seven symbols devised by Adolfo Best Maugard for his book A Method for Creative Design published in 1927. The […]
A Craftscotland project in partnership with the National Museums of Scotland, curated by Rose Watban. Meet Your Maker at NMS was an exhibition, event and workshop programme featuring work by 9 makers from across Scotland. For the exhibition I produced an expanded version of Gifts & Occupations, a piece of work first presented in the […]
Solo exhibition for the Scottish Gallery in May 2009. An essay by Ellie Herring commissioned to accompany the exhibition can be downloaded from the Essay page. Photography: Shannon Tofts
These boxes were first made for a group exhibition called International Boxes at the Scottish Gallery in January 2008. I continue to make new variations on the form, experimenting with glaze colour and pattern. The compositions envelop the boxes allowing them to act as deep containers or shallow trays. The origin of the forms are […]
Drawings produced during the Regents International School residency 05/06. Exhibited as part of The Drawing Room exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland showcasing work from the Drawing Room project.
A focus exhibition for Contemporary Applied Arts held in June 2008. Work is related to the solo exhibition Surface & Shape Photography: Shannon Tofts
A private commission for a terrace space in Edinburgh. The work is based on ideas developed for the exhibition Surface & Shape Installation, fixtures and fittings were undertaken by Steve Dale Photography: Shannon Tofts
Regents International School residency 05/06. We Listened to Fourtet… was a temporary artwork sited in the grounds of Regents International School, created in collaboration with children attending the Fountain of Life Children’s Centre in Pattaya, Thailand. Initial ideas were developed through a series of drawing and making activities responding to music from the album Pause […]
In May 2008 I was awarded the SAC Crafts Residency at Covepark, allowing me to spend three months developing new work for the exhibitions Making Spaces and Objects of touch and travel… Towards the end of the residency period a seminar day was held for a group of invited artists, curators, researchers and writers which […]
A solo exhibition for The Scottish Gallery held in August 2005 as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival program. An essay by Stuart Bennett commissioned to accompany the exhibition can be downloaded from the Essay page. A catalogue from the exhibition can be purchased through the Shop Photography: Shannon Tofts
Solo exhibition for The Scottish Gallery in May 2003. An essay by Amanda Game to accompany the exhibition can be downloaded from the Essay page. A set of 8 screen prints which formed part of the exhibition can be seen on the page Lines in a Square Photography: Shannon Tofts
A commission for North Lanarkshire Council to develop an artwork for the Eastfield Underpass at Auchinbee Way, Cumbernauld in collaboration with local primary school children. Primary 7 classes from St Andrews, Cumbernauld and Eastfield Primary Schools developed pattern designs in response to handling pieces of my own work and exploring images of decorated buildings from […]
From 2000 – 2002 I worked predominantly with Bone china paper clay on a series of objects that focused on the notion of drawing in three dimensions, using the material to define positive and negative spaces. These objects evolved to include drawn marks on the surface of the bone china and led directly into work […]