Approved: 16.08.2006

Lesley McShea

Art therapist, Artist, Consultant, Event organiser, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Teacher, Technician

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts Mostly wheel-thrown with some press moulded textural combinations. I produce elevated stemmed vessels, birdbaths and sconces. All are functional, individual one-off pieces. Elements of ancient artefacts are present in my work and reference is also drawn from period garden ornamentation and architecture. Influences Textural, wheel thrown, vessels, architectural, garden ceramics. Mainly functional

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  • Location: Stoke Newington N16, London, London
  • Artforms: Ceramics
 
 

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      Concepts Mostly wheel-thrown with some press moulded textural combinations. I produce elevated stemmed vessels, birdbaths and sconces. All are functional, individual one-off pieces. Elements of ancient artefacts are present in my work and reference is also drawn from period garden ornamentation and architecture. Influences Textural, wheel thrown, vessels, architectural, garden ceramics. Mainly functional stoneware work. Career path BA Hons Degree in Ceramics City and Guilds Teachers Certificate D32 Assessors Certificate 1985- 2000 Tutor and Technician Westminster Adult Education Service 2001- 2008 Pottery Technician/Tutor at Working Men's College, Mornington Crescent, London 2002-2008 Lead Tutor for 3D Studies at Working Men's College. 2003-2004 Children's pottery teacher, Millfield Arts Centre, private tuition to adults in my studio 2008- 2013 Part time Ceramic Technician / Adult Pottery Tutor Harrow College 1997-2013 Studio in Church Street Workshops, Stoke Newington, London N16.

      CV & Education

      Solo exhibitions 2011 - Open Studios, Stoke Newington Festivals, Chuch Street Workshops, London N16 0JL 1993 - My Open Studios in conjunction with Hidden Art Group exhibitions 2011 - London Potters annual Members exhibition, Morley Gallery, Lambeth North 2004 - Gallery Fore, Edmonton, London 2004 - 10 Local Artists, Abney Public Hall, Stoke Newington, London 2004 - Artists Who Teach, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 2004 - Collaboration My Students and I, The Gallery Church Street Library, Stoke Newington, London 2004 - Jugs By Contemporary British Artists, Celf, Swansea 2004 - London Potters Selected Exhibition, Brian Starkey Gallery, Sutton 2004 - Summer Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Hampshire 2003 - Summer Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Hampshire 2002 - Artiflex, West Midlands, Garden Exhibition 2001 - Everything in the Garden is Lovely, Brewery Arts, Cirencester 2001 - Garden Exhibition, Beatrice Royal, Hampshire 2001 - Garden Gallery, Hampshire, ongoing 2001 - Network AD, Candid Arts Gallery, Angel, London Workshops 2011 - Studio workshop sessions, Church Street Workshops, Stoke Newington London N16 0JL Projects 2007 - Artist in Residence, Bethnal Green Technology College, for Allen and Overy Associates, Bethnal Green Technology College, London. Collaborations: A Rum Fellow; Lesley McShea for the Conran Shop; Volpe and Volpe. Hiidenartshop.co.uk