Ashley HowardImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 318 Ceramics, The Farnham Pottery, Quennells Hill, Wrecclesham, FARNHAM, Surrey, England, GU10 4QJ. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)7970 424762
Mobile: 07970 424762
Email:
Web-site: www.ashleyhoward.co.uk
Last Updated: 2016-05-12

Statements about the Artist

Statements about the Artist

The work of Ashley Howard remains extraordinarily fresh. He is an assured but rigorous explorer and celebrant of the past, clearly indebted to a variety of ceramic traditions, but he has been able to absorb these ideas into a very modern, resourceful and uncommonly free language of his own.
David Whiting.

I was introduced to Ashley Howard in 2006, at the ISCAEE symposium at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He demonstrated his vigorous throwing techniques on the wheel. His performance of power impressed us all. The throwing was rhythmic and the work delicate and melodious in form. He much impressed the 180 students from all parts of the world, with fresh astonishment and intense inspirations.
Professor Fumio Shimada

Ashley Howard is steadily consolidating a reputation as a potter of integrity and a contagious theatrical physicality. A dedicated educationalist, he is currently specialist lecturer in ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. He has exhibited widely and contributed energetically to the contemporary ceramics landscape. His appreciation of craftsmanship, yet continual willingness to explore the potential of material, process and control, (often fluid in approach), is an asset to the current pantheon of ceramic practice in the UK.
Gareth Mason

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Guildhall, The, Cambridge : Innovations In Ceramic Art
November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016

Current Work

Current Work

Ashley Howard produces porcelain and stoneware vessels informed by a dialogue between Far-Eastern and homespun pottery traditions. He draws upon his interest in ritual vessels, the spaces they occupy and the ceremonies that surround them. Notions of reverence and transience are also explored. Ashley Howard is member of the International academy for Ceramics.

Howard tends to work from project to project as part of his academic research. Major outputs include Full Circle, a 2004 touring exhibition of thrown work with colleague Martin Lungley.

In 2009 Howard’s project Ritual and Setting was exhibited at Winchester cathedral. Here he drew in outside partners including Arts Council England, the Crafts Study Centre, UCA, and Lamb’s Terracotta Brickworks. The catalogue included an introduction by Winchester’s Canon Chancellor Dr Roland Riem and text by sculptor Sophie Hacker, V&A research fellow Amanda Fielding, Simon Olding and Magdalene Odundo. Amanda Fielding wrote: Howard is one of a growing number of individuals from a ceramic background who are exploring the area of site-specific installation (more familiar within the fine arts than the crafts) and extending the perceived boundaries of their practice.

In 2014 the exhibition Shima Kara Shima E (from island to island), a collaboration with Risa Ohgi, lecturer at Tokyo University for Fine Arts opened at the Leach Pottery, St Ives. The project brought together partners including Arts Council England, Tokyo University for Fine Arts, UCA, the Crafts Study Centre and the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall. Artist, writer and curator Dr Bonnie Kemske said of Shima Kara Shima E: Howard’s thrown work still exudes a masculine decisiveness. Ohgi’s decoration continues to mine pattern complexity and dense motif exploration. So it is good that they have chosen to show their individual pieces alongside the new, jointly produced work. It is like looking at a family of mother, father, and the child who carries the genetics of both. And just as the child grows and becomes independent, so this new work, which Howard has thrown and Ohgi has decorated, stands apart, within its own strength – as if created by a single artist. Collaboration at its best.

Work generally available from:
Contemporary Ceramics Centre
Contemporary Applied Arts

Other Information:
Available for demonstrations, lectures and workshops.

Courses:
If you are interested in attending a course please email me and I will send you details when they become available.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Almost all work is thrown on the wheel although at times it might be subject to varying degrees of manipulation and altering. Varying amounts of paper and dried clay chunks are added to the body. With regard to surface, specific techniques have been developed to draw, brush and print with glaze and enamels.

History

History

QUALIFICATIONS
2012 PhD Supervisor status awarded by University of Brighton.
2003 MA, Ceramics and Glass. Royal College of Art
1993 Fully qualified teaching status granted by DES
1987 HND, Ceramics, University of Creative Arts, Rochester

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2009 – date Lecturer, Ceramics, BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metals, UCA, Farnham BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design & Contemporary Craft Practice: Ceramics
2008 – 2009 Lecturer, Ceramics, BA (Hons), MA Coordinator, Crafts, UCA, Farnham
2006 – 2008 Course Leader BA & MA 3D Design, UCA, Farnham
2006 – 2007 Senior Lecturer:
BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design & Contemporary Craft Practice: Ceramics
Pathway Leader:
MA Contemporary Crafts
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
2004 – 2006 Visiting Lecturer:
BA (Hons) Wood, Metal, Ceramics & Plastics
BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design
University of Brighton
2004 – 2006 Visiting Lecturer: BA (Hons) Ceramics, Christchurch University College, Canterbury
2003 – 2004 Artist in Residence: University of Creative Arts, Rochester
2002 – 2003 Visiting Lecturer: BA (Hons) Ceramics, University of Creative Arts, Rochester
2000 – 2001 Acting Course Leader: BA (Hons) Ceramics, University of Westminster, Harrow
1989 – 2000 Practising Potter & Visiting Lecturer at various institutions
1987 – 1989 Technician: NDD & HND Ceramics, University of Creative Arts, Rochester

SELECTED WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
2015 Demonstrator/Speaker/Exhibitor, ISCAEE Conference, Jingdezhen/Yixing, China Invited Artist, 5th International Golcuk Ceramics Symposium, Turkey
2014 Hosted Shima Kara Shima E symposium, UCA, Farnham. Speakers - Simon Olding, Felicity Aylieff, Bonnie Kemske, Namiko Murakoshi Residency, SCCP, Shigaraki, Japan
Lecture/Demonstration, Tokyo University of Fine Art, Geidai, Japan
2013 Demonstrator/Speaker/Exhibitor ISCAEE Conference, Turkey
2012 Residency, Tokyo Geidai, Japan
2011 Demonstrator/Speaker ISCAEE Conference, Japan
2010 Master Class with Koie Ryoji & Walter Keeler, V&A
Artist in Residence, Appledore Arts Festival, Devon
2009 Demonstrator/Speaker IMECE, Anadolu University, Turkey
2007 Demonstrator, ISCAEE Conference, UCCA, Farnham
2006 Demonstrator, ISCAEE Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing
2001 & Mo Jupp, Symposium, Tel-Hai, Israel
1995 – 2000 Demonstrations for numerous artists and potters groups

Memberships and Awards

Memberships and Awards

2015 International Academy of Ceramics (IAC)
2010 Research Institute, University for the Creative Arts
2009 Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2008 Trustee, Farnham Pottery Trust
2007 Brother, Art Workers Guild
2001 Fellow, Higher Education Academy
2001 Member, General Teaching Council
1993 Fellow, Craft Potters Association

AWARDS INCLUDE
2015 Research Fund: ISCAEE: China: UCA, Farnham
2014 Research Fund: Shima Kara Shima E exhibition catalogue, UCA, Leach Gallery Research Fund: Meditations, Shigaraki Residency, Japan/exhibition Guildford cathedral; Arts Council: Meditations, Shigaraki Residency, Japan/exhibition Guildford cathedral
2013 Research Fund: ISCAEE Turkey: UCA, Farnham
2012 Arts Council £55,000 for set up of www.318Ceramics.co.uk
2011 Research fund: ISCAEE Japan: UCA, Farnham
2008 Arts Council grant: Ritual & Setting
2008 Research fund: Ritual & Setting: UCA, Farnham
2004 Arts Council grant: Full Circle
2004 Research fund: Full Circle: UCA, Rochester
2002 Shortlist, Twyfords Bathtime project, Royal College of Art
1997 Peers Award, Art in Clay, Hatfield House
1995 Peers Award, Milsbeek, Netherlands

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

SOLO EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE
2010 Ritual and Setting, St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth
2009 Ritual and Setting, Winchester Cathedral
2008 Showcase, Cotemporary Ceramics, London
2000 One Two Five Gallery, Bath
1999 Lynn Strover Gallery, Cambridge
1998 Galerie van Meensel, Belgium
1996 Nijmegen Museum, Netherlands

2/3 PERSON EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE
2014 Shima Kara Shima E, Foyer Gallery, UCA Farnham Shima Kara Shima E, Leach Pottery Gallery, St Ives
2011 Bettles Gallery
2010 Spring Show, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour
2007 Bettles Gallery
2004 – 2005 Full Circle, & Martin Lungley, international touring exhibition
Brown, Bickers & Howard, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School
2003 Thomas Corman Arts, Cork Street
Brown, Bickers & Howard, Urban Interiors, London
1997 & John Pollex, Bettles Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE
2015 Guinomi (sake cups), Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Japan; Emmanuel Cooper Gallery, inaugural exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics, London
2014 Second International Tea Culture Exchange Exhibition, China
2013 Chawan, Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, Japan; Objectify, Contemporary Ceramics, London Young Clay, Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, Netherlands; Ceramic Art London, RCA
2012 Domestic Matters, CAA, London. Curated by Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting
2011 Insight Into Beauty 2, Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London; Oxford Ceramics; SCAEE: Tokyo, Japan Ceramic Art London, RCA
2010 In Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, Small but Perfectly Formed, Contemporary Ceramics, London
2009 White, The Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall, IMECE, Anadolu University, Turkey; Beyond Tradition, Bevere Gallery, Stroud
2008 Pothrminster Gallery, Cornwall; Ceramics In The Round, Buxton, Derbyshire; Jugs and bowls, Bettles Gallery; Ceramic Art London, RCA; Leach Pottery Restoration, Bonhams; Craft2EU Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2007 ISCAEE, James Hockey Gallery, UCCA, Farnham; Ceramic Art London, RCA
2006 ISCAEE, Tsinghua University, Beijing; Ceramic Art London, RCA; Traditional Yet Contemporary: Modern Korean Ceramics (guest exhibitor) Air Gallery
2005 Table Manners, Crafts Council touring exhibition; Functional Form Now, Galerie Besson; Keramuse, Netherlands; Ceramic Art London, RCA; Chawan International, Belgium; Surfacing Now, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School
2004 Ceramic Art London, RCA; Feast Your Eyes, crafts Council, V&A; Egg; One Year On, Crafts Council at New Designers
2002 British Ceramics, France, touring exhibition
2001 Ceramic Contemporaries 4, touring exhibition
2000 NYAD2000, New York
1996 Keramuse, Netherlands
1994 Craft potters Association, V&A

Books Articles and Reviews

Books Articles and Reviews

2014 Ceramic Glazes, the Complete Handbook by Brian Taylor and Kate Doody, Thames and Hudson
Second International Tea Culture Exchange Exhibition, catalogue.
2013 Exhibition catalogue, ISCAEE Conference: Antalya, Turkey
Papers publication, ISCAEE Conference: Antalya, Turkey
2011 Crossing the Line, Ashley Howard, Ceramic Review, November/December
Exhibition catalogue, ISCAEE conference: Tokyo, Japan
Papers publication, ISCAEE conference: Tokyo, Japan
2009 Ritual and Setting, catalogue by Prof. Simon Olding, Porf. Magdalene Odundo OBE and Amanda Fielding.
Art Workers Guild 125 Years by Lara Platman
Ritual and Setting, review by Gareth Mason. Ceramic Review. 237 May/June
Exhibition catalogue IMECE, Anadolu University, Turkey
2008 In Tune With Colour, Ceramics Monthly, Helen Bevis, December issue
The Leach Restoration Project, Bonhams
2007 The Beauty of Imperfection, Bonnie Kempske, Ceramic Review, 225 May/June
2006 Full Circle: David Briers, Crafts magazine 198
Vitality and Essence: Ian Gregory catalogue,
2005 Functional Form Now, preview, Daily Telegraph, February 7th
2004 Full Circle, catalogue, by Alison Britton and
Dead Ends and Possibilities, Alison Britton, Ceramic Review 210, November/December
Altered States, , Ceramic Review, 205 January/February
2003 Make Tracks To…, Daily Telegraph, May 31st
Homes and Property, Corrine Julius, London Evening Standard, May 28th
The Glaze Book, Stephen Murfitt
Ceramic Decoration, Jo Connell
Stoneware, Richard Dewar
2001 Searching & Finding: Kyra Cane, , Ceramic Review, 187 January/February
2000 Matt Glazes, Ashley Howard, Ceramic Review, 186 November/ December
The Complete Practical Potter, Josie Warshaw
1997 Strong Form Vibrant Colour, David Whiting, Ceramic Review, 166 July/August

Other

Other

2013 Guest Artist, Escape to the Country, BBC Television
2006 Neck tie design, RFU, Twickenham
2005 Demonstrator, Family Contract, BBC1 Television, Earth & Fire, catalogue, Ashley Howard
2004 Selector, Earth & Fire, Rufford
2001 Judge, Alix de Rothschild exhibition, Israel

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Porcelain
Thrown
Sculptural