Fresh 2021

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The Goods Yard, Glebe Street
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  • Open 10am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday (last admission 4pm)
    Closed to the public Monday and Tuesday
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The festival is closed to the public Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please note, last admission is at 4pm.

About Fresh

Fresh 2021 brings critical attention to 25 emerging artists in contemporary ceramics in the UK and Ireland by shining a spotlight on their work.  

The works featured in the exhibition celebrate the unique learning pathways that each maker, artist and designer has followed. Some discovered clay as a child or while studying in the community, while others found the medium through college and university. These bright new talents are united by their intention to embark on careers within the ceramics field – and their extraordinary achievements.  

The pieces display their personal journeys in clay, which cross cultures, continents and forms of expression. Each artist opens our eyes to the vast material possibilities of the medium. Their commitment to artistic discovery represents the courage of new beginnings, providing what we all need at this moment in time.   

A number of Fresh Talent Residencies will be awarded during the British Ceramics Biennial 2021 festival. The residencies will take place through partnerships with Staffordshire University and Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre, in Denmark. 


Exhibiting Artists

Abi Wills
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, City Lit
Contemporary Practice, City Lit 

Antonio Fois
Diploma in Ceramics, FITSTIC, Faenza, IT. 
MA in Ceramics and Glass, RCA

Becky Hoghton

Chloe Monks
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Falmouth University
BA(Hons) Ceramics, Cardiff School of Art and Design
MA in Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art 

Cicely Peers
BA(Hons) Three-Dimensional Design, Manchester School of Art 

Corinna Reynolds
BA (Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass), Hertfordshire University
Throwing and alternative firing tuition under Ceramic Artist Hector Mavridis
MA Ceramic Design. Staffordshire University  

Dorcas Casey
BA Fine Art (Sculpture), Winchester School of Art 
MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking, University of the West of England  

Elizabeth Jackson
BA (Hons) Fine Art, UAL: Central St Martins 
Masters in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art  

Fi Underhill
Apprentice at North Street Potters (London) 
MA Design (Ceramics) Bath Spa University  

Gerald Mak
Masters in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art  

Ian Thompson
Evening classes, Kensington and Chelsea College 
Masters in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art  

Janet Ann Lines
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, UAL: Camberwell College of Arts 
BA (Hons) Degree in Three-Dimensional Design Ceramics, West Surrey College of Art and Design.
Master of Arts Ceramics, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham 

Karl Sebastian
BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, University of Brighton
Self-taught in ceramics, The Kiln rooms. 

Katy Stubbs
BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in NYC
Self-taught in ceramics 

Leora Honeyman
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, University of Brighton 
Currently studying Masters in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art  

Lexie Macleod
BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen
Scotland Pottery Volunteer – The Leach Pottery, Cornwall – England
Ceramic Skills and Design Course – DCCOI’s, Thomastown – Ireland
Potters Apprentice – Hempmill Pottery, Market Drayton – England   

Nico Conti
MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art  

Nicole Waefler
Art Foundation Diploma, Newark College
BA (Hons) 3D Designer Maker, Staffordshire University
MA Ceramic Design, Staffordshire University    

 Oriel Zinaburg
Turning Earth Studio  

Popalini & Jezando

 Rosie Harman
Apprentice of the potter Pru Green 
BA (Hons) Ceramics, Cardiff School of Art and Design 

Sarah Strachan
Adult Education classes (Ceramics), Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge 
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Cambridge School of Art
Currently studying MA in Fine Art at Cambridge School of Art  

Serena Quinn
Ceramic evening classes, Newcastle Under Lyme College
Pottery evening classes, Middleport Pottery
MA Ceramics, Staffordshire University 

Valerie Bernardini
Art foundation and Bachelor in Art at EESBA, Rennes 
Diploma of Art & Design at PSAD (Putney School of Art & Design) 
HND in Ceramics, Morley College  

Valerie Zoz 
Community Classes: Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds & Chupinka Pottery, Sheffield
The Art House, Sheffield
MA Ceramics, Staffordshire University 


Fresh 2021 Associate Curator

Helen Felcey – Artist, Educator and Curator 


Fresh 2021 Selection Panel

Bisila Noha - Artist, Trustee at Headway East London, co-director at Lon Art, part of Design Can 

Shane Porter – Designer and Lecturer, Belfast Metropolitan College 

Dr Natasha Mayo – Senior Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University 

Dr Neil Brownsword – Professor, Staffordshire University

Lee Critchlow – Product Design Manager, Wedgwood Fiskars 

Youth Panel from Haywood Academy Secondary School, Stoke-on-Trent. Supported by Miss Helen Morgan


Supported By

Fresh is kindly funded by the Schroder Charity Trust and is run in partnership with Staffordshire University and Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre.