Chinese Scale: An Artist's Notions of Porcelain Redefined (The 42nd Annual Barlow Lecture)

Felicity Aylieff, Professor of Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art
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17:00 - 18:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
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Lectures and seminars
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Felicity Aylieff has an established reputation as a maker of large-scale, sculptural ceramics. Having worked from her studio in the UK for over three decades, 2005 saw her undertake an ‘incredibly liberating’ artist residency in Jingdezhen, China, the world-famous capital of porcelain production. It was to be the beginning of a lasting collaborative relationship with factories in Jingdezhen, where she now has a studio and makes monumental porcelain pots, the largest standing at over four meters high.

Her work shows her passion for material and process through its use of colour, pattern, and historically informed decorative techniques. Represented in major public collections, her work has astounded collectors and curators alike.

At the University's annual Sir Alan Barlow Lecture, the artist discusses her work and notions of ceramics.

Felicity has a teaching career that spans over 40 years and is currently Professor of Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. Her work is held in numerous international private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. She is currently planning a major solo exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, at Kew, in London which will open in late 2024. She is represented by Adrian Sassoon, London.


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