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Sculptor Felicity Aylieff BA (Hons)
Felicity Aylieff

About Felicity Aylieff

Felicity Aylieff`s desire that both the form and the surface of her work should be emotionally, visually and physically satisfying, is captured in the one piece we managed to get from her. Just as happy in the landscape as the work space, her highly tactile and original work is in demand wherever she exhibits. She is currently lecturing at the Royal Academy.

Exhibition History of Felicity Aylieff

Felicity Aylieff, Galerie Terra Delft, 2011

Porcelain City: Jingdezhen, TT Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011

COLLECT, represented by Adrian Sassoon, Saatchi Galleries, London, 2010

Drawing through Making, group exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2010

Felicity Aylieff Focus, represented by Adrian Sassoon SOFA, New York, catalogue and lecture by artist, 2010

Deviants, group exhibition, Crafts Council touring show, Hub, Sleaford, Lincolnshire; Brighton&Hove Museum, 2009

Felicity Aylieff, focus exhibition, Galerei auf Keramik, Handwerkskammer fur Munchen und Oberbayern, Germany, 2009

Working to Scale, solo exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London, 2009

Cup, group exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2008

Flow, colourware group exhibition, London touring, Hub, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, 2008

Four Pots, Twelve Jars, Quest Gallery, Bath, 2008

Monumental Pots, represented by Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2008

Out of China: Monumental Porcelain, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf; Oldham Gallery, Manchester; Barn Gallery, West Dean; Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead; The Lightbox, Woking, 2008

1993 Handbuilding exhibition of work by leading British ceramic handbuilders
Solo Exhibition
Artists Showcase
Research Project

1992 Flethers Challenge Award exhibition
Sole Exhibition
Felecity Aylieff and Takeshi Yasuda exhibition
Poetics of Fire exhibition of work by leading ceramists associated with Goldsmiths College

1991 Artists Showcase solo promotion
British ceramics Today exhibition
Three Contemporary Artists group exhibition Felicity Aylieff, Mo Jupp and Malcolm Ross-White

1990 Al Handful of clay exhibition and auction
British Fair invited craftsman

1978 to 1989

Amalgam, London
Bohun Gallery, Henley
British Craft Centre, London
Chelsea Craft Fair, London
Cirencester Workshops, Cirencester
Christopher Wood, London
Cre Ceramics, London
Festival Gallery, Bath
Harvey Nicholls, London
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Oxford Gallery, Oxford
Saltram House, Devon
Suffolk Crafts Festival, Aldburgh
Terreace Gallery, Sussex
Usiskin Gallery, London
Westminister Gallery, Boston, USA

Biography / CV of Felicity Aylieff

Felicity Aylieff is one of a number of contemporary ceramicists whose work crosses the boundaries of ceramics and sculpture, but she is one of the few who do it with ease.
The large clay pieces do not aim to be anything other that what they are: the result of ongoing personal enquiry into material and form that Aylieff has pursued since her vessel-making beginnings, and although the work has moved into a more sculptural realm, its roots in pottery remain fundamental.

Born 1954

2000 Selection Committee Member for ‘Artist of the Year’, SW Arts Think Tank Member for ‘Year of the Artist’
2001-2 Board Member St. Ives International
2002-3-4 Selection committee Crafts Council Photostore Contemporary Applied Arts Council of Management, trustee Trustee, Craft Potters Charitable Trust
2003-4 Consultant for Cleere Conservation Ltd (Coadestone)
2005-ongoing Education advisor&Discovery Programme coordinator Ceramic Art London
2007-9 Chair – National Assoc. of Ceramics in Higher education.
2007 - Acquisitions committee, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham

Awards and Prizes of Felicity Aylieff

1997 - Works purchased by ABSA for Goodman and Garrets Awards
1994 - Shortlisted for the Darwin Award for Exceptional Work at Royal College of Art

Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers
Contemporary Applied Arts
Fellow, Craft Potters Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Art
Member of Council and Senate, Royal College of Art

Reviews of work by Felicity Aylieff

Written Reviews and Articles

David Roberts - Ceramic Review No: 154
Julian King Salter - Ceramic Review No: 159
Larger than life - Ceramic Review No: 165
Janice Tchalenko - Ceramic Review No: 169

Public Works of Felicity Aylieff

Works in public and private collections in the UK and abroad.

Work In Public Collections
2012 Museum of Wales, Cardiff UK
2011 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2009 Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
2008 V&A, London
2008 York Museum
2007 Stiftung Lotte Reimers, Deidesheim, Germany
2007 Stiftung Petra Verberne Venray, Netherlands
2006 Chatsworth House
2005 Portsmouth City Museum
2005 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
2004 Contemporary Art Society
2004 Crafts Council Public Collection
2001 2003 World Ceramic Centre, Korea
2000 V and A, London
2000 Manchester Metropolitan University
1999 Keramikmuseum, Westerwald, Germany
1999 Prior’s Court School, Woodland Sculpture, Berkshire 1997 Aukland Museum, NZ
1991 Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
1988 Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstradt, Germany
1983 Museum of Wales Cardiff, Museum of Scotland

Qualifications / Education of Felicity Aylieff

1975 - 77 - Bath Academy of Art
BA Hons Three-Dimensional Design
Main Study: Ceramics
Supporting Study: Textiles
1978 - Goldmsiths College
ATC Postgraduate Teaching Course
1986 - South West Arts Travel Bursary, Turkey
1993 - 95 - Royal College of Art
M Phil Postgraduate Research: Ceramics

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Felicity Aylieff

Aylieff, F. (2011) essay, in: Porcelain City: Jingdezhen

(2010) essay by Amanda Game, in: Drawing Through Making, Contemporary Applied Arts

Aylieff, F. and Elliott, A. (2009) foreword, in: Felicity Aylieff – Working to Scale, Contemporary Applied Arts; essay on ‘Famille Rose: A contemporary interpretation’

(2008) Four Pots, Twelve Jars, Ripe Digital Ltd

Aylieff, F. (2008) Out of China: Monumental Porcelain, Sculpture Exhibitions Ltd; essay by Dr Emmanuel Cooper, `Time Present Time Past’

Teaching Experience

1978 - 82 - Bedales School, Hampshire
Ceramics General Art and Design
1982 - 89 - Bath College of Higher Education
Associate Lecturer, Foundation, Adult Studies
1989 - Bath Spa University College
Full time Lecturer, BA (Hons) Ceramics
1981 - 93 - Goldsmiths College
Part-time Lecture, Postgraduate Diploma Visitor to colleges including:
1987 - 89 - South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
1990 - 92 - Glasgow School of Art
1995 - Falmouth School of Art
1989-2001 Bath Spa University College Full Time Lecturer, BA Ceramics (1st
Year and 3rd Year Co-ordinator
2001 Appointed Professor Bath Spa University
2002 Pres Royal College of Art Full Time Senior Tutor (CURRENT)
2004-7 Cardiff School of Art External Examiner, BA Ceramics
2004-5 Acting Head of Department Bath Spa University
2005 University of Ulster, External Examiner, BA Ceramics
2007 External Examiner University of Ulster: MA and PhD ceramics 2007

VISITOR to numerous colleges including:
1987-89 South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education
1990-92 Glasgow School of Art
1995 Falmouth School of Art
1998 Limerick School of Art
2000-2003 Loughborough University
1999-2002 Wolverhampton School of Art&Design, External Examiner, Ceramics
2003 Dublin School of Art, External Examiner, MA Ceramics
2004-2007 Cardiff School of Art External Examiner, BA Ceramics
2005-2009 University of Ulster, External Examiner, BA Ceramics
2007 External Examiner University of Ulster: MA&PhD ceramics
2010- Cork Institute of Technology, External Examiner, BA Ceramics

Price Range of Work

Felicity Aylieff's work has a price range of around £3,350

Mediums utilised

Felicity Aylieff's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Felicity Aylieff's work is found in the following categories on site:
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Felicity Aylieff's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2015 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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