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Alice Walton

MA work

Alice Walton works with coloured clay throughout its plastic states, aiming to highlight the meditative process of the material. Her sculptural and abstract forms explore complex and intense surface textures and intend to provoke intrigue. In a world that is increasingly changing minute by minute she attempts to slow down, allowing her to steadily evolve, brick by brick, her forms. Her work is about a consideration of the everyday, taking the time to notice the unseen things in our environment and re-evaluating them.  

Her latest ceramic work incorporates her fascination for noticing mundane street objects, passed by in our everyday lives. She investigates how they can transcend into unusual and extraordinary objects which form a new abstract landscape.

The repetitive nature of mark making mimics the constant review of certain objects on her daily commutes e.g. concrete bollards, brickwork and pipework. As reference she combines her photographic collages and drawings from memory, bought into the studio to work from. This takes her work away from literal street inspiration and transforms it into an imaginative collection of objects.


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2018

  • I work with hand coloured clay. I explore complex and intense surface textures over simple forms which have been inspired by street furniture and architecture. I uses a landscape of objects, formed from individual components to create abstract scenes. The repetitive nature of mark making mimics the constant review of certain objects on my daily commute. As reference I combine collaged photography and drawing from memory which is bought into the studio to work from. This takes my work away from the literal street inspiration and into an imaginary collection of objects.
  • Degrees

  • BA Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics, Univerisity of Brighton 2010
  • Experience

  • Self Employed Artist – Alice Walton Ceramics. July 2010 – Present; Ceramic Tutor, Make Your Future, Crafts Council England. 2018; Teaching Experience, Bath Spa University, UK. 2018; Artist Assistant – Kate Malone. July 2018 - Sept 2018; Artist Assistant – Katharine Morling. June – Sept 2018; Ceramics Tutor, Reachout RCA, Royal College of Art, London 2017; Technical Demonstrator of Ceramics at Brighton University. October 2013 – September 2016; Residency, European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark. 2014; Prop Maker, Plunge Productions. July 2012 – August 2013; Ceramic Tutor, Phoenix Brighton, Brighton. 2011; Residency, Victoria and Albert Museum, Ceramics Studio, Graduate Residency, London. 2010; University of Brighton, Guest Speaker. Nov 2010; Ceramica Inglese, Centola, Italy. 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Make Your Future Final Show, Crafts Council Project, Central St Martins, London. May 2018; Materialise, Home of Preston Fitzgerald, London. March 2018; Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art. January 2018; The Emerging and the Established, Christies Auction House, London. February 2017; Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art. January 2017; Made London, London. August 2016; Work in Progress, Royal Danish Academy of Art, Nexo, Denmark. July 2014; Halv Ton, Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark. June 2014; Made Brighton, Brighton. October 2014; Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. September 2014; Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds. November 2013; Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames. July 2013; Twisted, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton. September 2012; Suffolk Craft Society Summer Show, Aldeburgh. July 2012; Chatillon Festival, France. May 2012; Tate Takeover, Tate Modern, London. October 2011; UK Young Artist. Pickford House, Derby. February 2011; HomeWorks. Mint, London. September 2010; Designers of the Future. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. June 2010
  • Awards

  • Tin Prize, awarded by Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers, 2018; The Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Award; Sir Edward James Bursary, Westdean 2018
  • Publications

  • Ceramic Review, Written article in the ‘Building Confidence’ 2010 Issue