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Contact Details

Studio: Rose Cottage 10 Fountain Place, Loanhead, Midlothian, Scotland, EH20 9EA. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)131 440 0751
Email:
Web-site: www.philomenapretsell.co.uk
Availability: Visitors are welcome but please ring first.
Joined on: 2010-06-19
Last Updated: 2012-03-05

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

Suffused with colour and tempered with black the pots get larger and louder with each passing month.   With black comes strength and a growing sense of the absurd; I can barely carry some pots.  
Marrying selected photographs, largely from the US, with decals and open- stock transfers continues to excite and stimulate the mark making. 

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Potfest in the Park : Potfest in the Park 2014
July 25, 2014 to July 27, 2014

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Handbuilt earthenware

Availability:
Axolotl Gallery Edinburgh
Biscuit Factory Newcastle
McGill Duncan Castle Douglas
New Ashgate Farnham
Stoneman Gallery Penzance
The Fotheringham Gallery Bridge of Allan
Rye Art Gallery Sussex
The Art Shop Abergavenny

Other Information
Available for lectures/demos/workshops generally from November to May

Technical Information

Technical Information

Slip decorated hand built earthenware using oxides, print, own sourced and open-stock decals and liquid bright gold.

Oxidised to 1155, 1040, 755 in electric kilns.

Matte and/or glossy glazes

Career Background, Memberships, Awards

Career Background, Memberships, Awards

During and following degree and post graduate study at Edinburgh College of Art the work has been exhibited widely from South America to Japan and mainland Europe.

Receiving awards from the Scottish Arts Council has enabled research and exhibition opportunities.  

The pots are regularly appearing in various publications and catalogues and can be found in public and private collections around the world including Faenza Italy, Vallauris, France, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Ceramic Collection Aberystwyth and the British Council.

I have lectured at Scottish and English Universities.

Membership of Professional Associations: 
Crafts Council Photostore Selected Makers
Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
Visual Arts Scotland

Awards:
2008 Scottish Arts Council Award research in New York and Chicago
2003 Scottish Arts Council Award Exhibition
2001 Herefordshire Council, Workshop Leader – 'Craft Routes'
2000 Artist in Residence, Rufford Craft Centre Nottinghamshire
1999 Scottish Arts Council £7000 Award for Individual Development
1998 Scottish Arts Council Award – Research in Italy; Chelsea Crafts Fair
1997 British Council Commission - Dish of the Day - World Tour
1996 Tullie House Commission 'Hot off the Press'
1995 Norwich Castle Museum Commission 'Teapotmania'
1989-90 Edinburgh College of Art – Post Graduate Scholarship.

Publications

Publications

2007 - The Potters Bible Marilyn Scott.  A&C Black
2002 - 'The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces' by Jo Connell, Quarto
2002 - 'The Potter’s Question and Answer Book' by Gill Bliss. A and C Black
2002 - 'The Art of Hand-Built Ceramics' by Susan Bruce. Quarto
1999 - 'Slipware' by Michael and Victoria Eden, A and C Black
1999 - 'Buyer's Guide to Contemporary British Studio Ceramics', Crafts Council
1998 - 'The Potter’s Directory of Shape and Form' by Neal French, Quarto

International Exhibitions

International Exhibitions

2004 - Galerie Albion Putti, Groningen, Holland
2003 - 'Time for Tea', Midwolda, Holland 
1999 - 51st International Competition of Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
         - 'Tea Dance' Brodie's, Midwolda, Holland
1997 - 'Time for Tea' Brasilia Cultura Inglesia, Musea da Republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 
         - Kutani International Decorative Ceramics Competition, Japan
         - Araldica, Bologna, Italy
         - 'Dish of the Day' British Council touring show of tableware, Belgium & the Middle East
1996  - 'Collector's Cups' Galerie Handwerk, Koblenz, Germany
          - Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerk, Bonn, Germany
1995 - Michelsehe Hof, Neustadt, Germany
1992 - Bienniale Internationale de Ceramique d'Art, Vallauris, France
1988 - Cafe Noir, Metiers d'Art, Brussels, Barcelona and touring

Selected United Kingdom Exhibitions

Selected United Kingdom Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2003 - 'Reaching Beneath the Surface', curated by Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews, Touring Installation: Crawford Arts Centre, Paisley Museum and the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
1997 - Ceramics Series, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Group Exhibitions
2010 - Ceramics in the City Geffrye Museum London
2010 - Strathearn Gallery Crieff
2010 - Potfest in the Park Hutton-in-the-Forest Penrith
2010 - Axolotl Dundas Street Edinburgh
2010 - Visual Arts Scotland Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
2009 - Northern Print Biennale Newcastle on Tyne
2009 - Origin Somerset House London
2008 - Ceramic Art London Royal College of Art
2004 - Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
2009, 2007, 2004, 2003 - Oxford Studio Ceramics, CPA at Oxford
2001 - 'Form and Transfer' curated by Stephen Dixon for Drumcroon, Wigan, Lancs
2001 - 'The Snake in the Garden' Aberystwyth Arts Centre
1999 - The Plate Show, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
1998 - Chelsea Craft Fair, London
1998 - Rufford Crafts Centre
1998 - 'Fired Print'- Guest Demonstrator Northern Potters Biennial, University of Preston
1998 - Artisan, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
1997 - 'Hot off the Press' Crafts Council Gallery, London
1996 - 'Fired with Enthusiasm' Aberdeen Art Gallery
1995 - 'Teapotmania', Norwich Castle Museum and touring
1992 - 'Jugs, Mugs and Rugs' Oxford Gallery
1990 - 'Setting Out' Contemporary Ceramics, London
1990 - New Designers, London
1990 - NAGPECA Selected graduate show, Glasgow School of Art

Work in Permanent Collections

Work in Permanent Collections

International Museum of Ceramics Faenza Italy
Ceramic Collection, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
British Council, London
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill Aberdeen
Museum of Ceramics, Vallauris, France

Work Styles

Work Styles

Metal leaf
Earthenware
Painterly
Handbuilt
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Kitchen & Tableware
Commemorative
Oxidation