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Student Showcase Archive

Shane Porter

MA work

MA work

Lost, deep in the shadows lies a strange world rarely seen but deeply felt. Transitory and in-between, in a constant flux of ebb and flow.

A condition of pure becoming; it shifts like a fog or smoke. Exaggerating, disguising, blurring and creating it's own reality- an act of pure will.

We experience it as if an ever changing jigsaw of images, thoughts, words and smells that drifts by like a cloud that before you can even acknowledge, disappears again.

I want to capture and make still this world, and give just a glimpse of it's mystery and illusion – capturing that moment in-between.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2015

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine and Applied Art, University of Ulster, 2010
  • Experience

  • Ceramic studio technician, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013–15; Visiting artist, University of Ulster, Belfast, 2013; Ceramic studio assistant, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • Ceramic Art London, Student Exhibition, Royal College of Art, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; And Then This, Roca London Gallery, London, 2013; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Point of Departure, Great Western Studios, London, 2012; RDS National Craft Competition, 2012; 7 Wetherby Gardens, London, 2012; Up and Coming Ceramic Art, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland, Parliament Buildings, Belfast, 2011; Slow Burn, Craft & Design Collective, Belfast, 2010
  • Awards

  • First prize, Charlotte Fraser Award, 2015