Awarded Fresh Talent Resident Artist – Alice Walton
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About Awarded Fresh Talent Resident Artist
Alice Walton, Hosted By Wedgwood.
Alice Walton (born 1987) is a British ceramic sculptor whose intriguing labyrinthine forms have attracted international recognition. At the 2019 British Ceramics Biennial, Walton was awarded the ‘Fresh’ Wedgwood Prize for her use of coloured porcelain to create highly complex and multi-layered objects. During Walton’s residency with Wedgwood, she has developed a new range of works which re-imagine Wedgwood’s iconic shapes.
Over the past year, Walton has visited Barlaston to research Wedgwood’s rich history through pattern books, mould stores, and the V&A Wedgwood Collection. Working alongside the talented workers on site within the factory and speaking about Wedgwood’s rich past has further influenced her works.
Walton uses a ‘ribboning’ decoration technique with these new blending tones, to mimic mapping. This new collection explores colour-blending with the use of Wedgwood’s traditional Jasper clay. Cutting, inverting and re-joining forms such as the Portland or Magnolia Vase has repurposed them into newly imagined architectural forms. This process references the object’s origin through colour, edge detail and pattern.
Alice Walton, Fresh Talent Award Winner 2019.
Alice Walton website link.
To see further works from Alice Walton’s residency, please visit British Ceramics Biennial’s main hub, The Goods Yard, Glebe St, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HG. 11 September – 17 October 2021.
This exhibiting is supported by the Wedgwood Design Team, Wedgwood Factory, V&A Wedgwood Collection, Fiskars Group.