Angela MellorImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 38A St Mary Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, CB7 4ES. View in Google Maps
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Web-site: www.angelamellor.com
Joined on: 2011-12-04
Last Updated: 2013-03-08

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

My work investigates the translucency of bone china and its potential for the transmission of light.
I am particularly interested in the effects of light on the landscape, especially in coastal areas where infinite variety of organic contours, tonal contrasts, and patterns provide a continuing source of inspiration.
Exploiting the characteristics of bone china and paper slip (a medium I developed during my Masters Research in Australia) I seek to re-interpret my visceral response to these natural phenomena.
The Glacial Light series references the stark beauty of Antarctica.
The Cretaceous Light series evolved from a study of fossils and shells embedded in rock.
The Ocean Light series developed over an eighteen month period while working with lighting designer Urs Roth in Perth Western Australia. The project was sponsored by Mondo Luce lighting company and supported by an Australian Council Grant. This culminated in a solo exhibition at Craftwest (Form) Perth, Western Australia.
The Celestial Light refers to the piercing light of the stars and the patterns they produce.
I ran a successful Contemporary Art Gallery in Ely, Cambridge for four years. In 2009 I decided to close the gallery in order to concentrate on developing my own work.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Galerie du Don : Feerique - Christmas Exhibition
November 30, 2014 to January 01, 2015

Royal College of Art : Ceramic Art London 2015
April 17, 2015 to April 19, 2015

Selected Galleries

Selected Galleries

ANGELA MELLOR GALLERY, 38a St Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4ES England www.angelamellor.com
BIRCHAM GALLERY, 14 Market Street, Holt, Norfolk NR2 6BW, England, www.birchamgallery.co.uk
CECILIA COLMAN GALLERY, 67 St Johns Wood High Street, London NW8 7NI, England. www.ceciliacolmangallery.com
CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS CENTRE, 63 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BF
QUEST GALLERY, 3 St James Street, Bath, BA1 2TW, England. www.questgallery.co.uk

Biography

Biography

Born Cheshire
Lived in Australia 1994-2006
Lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire, 2006-date

Education
1968 Certificate of Education, Victoria University of Manchester, UK.
1984 Advanced Certificate in Art Education, University of East Anglia.
1997 BFA Honours 1st Class University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.
2000 MA Research Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Angela is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), Geneva and an elected member of the CPA.
Angela taught art and design before undertaking ceramics fulltime from 1995 investigating the translucency of bone china and its potential for transmission of light. 
Her MA research explored translucent paper clay – an area that she continues to develop. 
She has had six solo exhibitions in Australia and England 1997-2010 and since 1994 exhibited in prestigious group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA and won awards in Japan, Korea, and Australia. 
She is represented in public and private collections in China, Japan, Korea, USA, France, Latvia, UK and Australia and her work has been published in many books. 
She has given workshops in Indonesia, Australia, Canada and UK and presentations on paper clay in Australia and USA.

2013. Selected a Finalist in the 58th International Competition of Ceramic Art in Faenza

Exhibitions 2010 - 12

Exhibitions 2010 - 12

2010 - IAC Members Exhibition, Musée National de Céramics de Sevres, Paris.
2010 - Paperclay, Laguna Beach, California, USA.
2010 - Celestial Light for Christmas at Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

2011 - Summer Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Arts, Cambridge. 
2011 - Summer Exhibition, Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk.
2011 - Translucencies, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan, Italy. (October 2011)
2011 - Winter Light, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely. (Nov-Dec 2011)

2012 - Greyfriars Art Space : Beyond Limits - (Pushing the boundaries in Contebrmporary Studio Ceramics)
2012 - Cambridge Contemporary Art : Mixed Summer Exhibition & Cambridge Scenes
2012 - OPEN STUDIO and EXHIBITION ‘Coastal Light’
2012 – Paperclay The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

2013 - Featured artist in new book - 'Paperclay Art & Practice', by Rossette Gault

Work Styles

Work Styles

Paper Clay
Bone China
Vases & Bowls
Lighting