Make, Hauser & Wirth Somerset
13 High Street, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0AB
19 Oct 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
Somerset House, London
27 Feb - 1 March 2020
Also work on show at:
2 Noth Terrace, London SW3 2BA
St James' Market Pavilion Space
235: Celebrating John Smedleyand Craft
Photocredit: Sylvain Deleu
Alice Walton (b.1987) is a graduate of Ceramics from the Royal College of Art in 2018 and has completed an Undergraduate BA(Hons) Degree from the University of Brighton in which she was awarded a Distinction in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics. Alice has exhibited her work across the UK and Europe including the V&A Museum, Tate Modern, Officine Saffi, Collect 2019 and been selected to take part in UK Young Artist. She has been artist in residence during the European Ceramic Context in Denmark, graduate residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and summer resident in Centola Pottery, Italy. In 2017 she was awarded the Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Scholarship and in 2018 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Scholarship to complete her Masters.
Alice makes one off original ceramics, exploring complex and intense surface textures over simple forms which have been inspired by street furniture and architecture. She 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 daily commutes. To reference she combines collaged photography and drawing from memory which is bought into the studio to work from. This takes her work away from the literal street inspiration and into an imaginary collection of objects.