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Show RCA 2019

Oliver Harding

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I have been focusing on the experimental and unpredictable use of glaze within the kiln. My approach focusses on how I create boundaries though this raw and unknowing world created by glaze. 

Through material investigation, I have become aware of letting the material speak for itself, and trying to create this notion of chance. I have been inspired by satellite imagery of earth, and its natural life cycles, through this I have created my own landscapes within the glazes. 

The forms I create are chosen by my instinctual processes, and my understanding of the clay; knowing how each type will react through stress and tension in a different manner, and focusing on the balance between form and surface. 


  • Oliver was born in Colchester, Essex. From a young age, Oliver has had a passion to explore the natural world. Oliver studied his BA in contemporary crafts at Falmouth University, where he began to build his relationship with clay and glaze.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Contemporary Crafts, Falmouth University, 2017
Royal College of Art