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Illusory optical effects are commonly experienced in two-dimensional fields, especially black and white Op art paintings. These phenomena brought me to question why that happens and what if these are applied onto three-dimensional ceramic artworks. To approach an answer to the problem and the principle of the illusory optical and spatial phenomena, I examine the key elements of creation of the illusory properties through reviewing both two and three-dimensional artworks which lead me examine the relevant theories and debates which create and develop the conceptual and visual framework.

My work explores how the perception of three-dimensional ceramic forms can be manipulated by the application of arrangements of bands on their surfaces. Depending on the arrangement of tonal bands, using gradients of width, interval or tone and contrast, illusory spatial phenomena can appear and thus significantly influence the actual three-dimensional forms.

The duration of viewer’s attention, viewer’s position, tone or colour of the background are also crucial influencing factors for the creation of such illusions. The illusory phenomena created in these ways are intended to be intriguing, to capture the viewer’s imagination, and to offer new possibilities for the decoration of ceramic artworks.

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Education and Qualifications:

Jan 2007 – Feb 2012 Cardiff School of Art and Design,
PhD Ceramics
Oct 2005 - Sep 2006 Cardiff School of Art and Design,
MA Ceramics
Mar 2003 - Dec 2004 University of Tasmania, Australia
BA Contemporary Arts (Ceramics)

Professional Memberships:
2013  Craft Potters Association
2012  Contemporary Applied Art

Group Exhibitions:

2014   VOIR ET PERCEVOIR, Galerie Du Don, France
2013   ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London
2013   AAF Hamburg with Lilly Zeligman Gallery
2013   Centre Stages, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery Leeds
2013   Baker’s Dozen, Round House Gallery, Derbyshire
2013   Splash, Bang, Wallop, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2013   MADE London, The Design and Craft Fair, London
2013   Illusion or Reality, Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
2013   Awards, British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-trent
2013   Hot Rookies, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea
2013   Fireworks Now, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
2013   Going Full Circle, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne
2013   Growing, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford
2013   Earth and Fire, International Ceramic Fair, Rufford, Nottinghamshire
2013   Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
2013   Never End, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
2013   Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2013   MADE applied arts showcases, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2013   Showcase display, Barbican Art Gallery shop, London
2013   Contemporary Makers, showcase display at National Museum Wales, Cardiff
2012   Shadows and Light, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
2012   9A Hove Place, Christmas Open House, Brighton
2012   Objects of Desire, DegreeArt gallery, London
2012   MADE 12, Brighton Design and Craft Fair, Brighton
2012   MADE London, the design and craft fair, London
2012   Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff
2012   Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
2012   Crafts embrace the world, Cheongju Korean Craft Museum, Korea
2012   Terralha 2012, European Festival of Ceramic Arts, St.Quentin, France
2012   Summer show, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

2012  Welsh Artist of the year, St.David hall, Cardiff
2012  WIRAD Grade exhibition, Howard Gardens Gallery,
                      Cardiff School of Art and Design. Cardiff
2012  Neo:artprize, Neo gallery, Bolton
2012  Summer Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
2012  Woolgather Art Prize, Leeds
2012  Focus on form: Three Ceramists, Lilly Zeligman gallery, Netherland
2012  Beyond Borders, ArtXchange gallery, Seattle, USA
2012  Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2009  Playing with fire, Oriel Makers gallery, Cardiff
2009  Young Guns, Sydney College of Arts, Australia
2009   Cheongju cultural industry complex, South Korea
2009   New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
2009   MA Ceramics 25 Years On, Howard Gardens gallery, Cardiff
2007   Ceramic Futures, Draw international Art house, Caylus, France
2007   Setting Out 2007, Contemporary Ceramics, London
2006   MA degree show, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
2006   New Designers, Business Design Center, London
2006   The 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Ichoen, South Korea
2004   Dust to Dust, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Australia
2004   The Walls of Jerusalem, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Australia
2003   Raw Substance, Power house gallery, UTAS, Australia
2003   Newstead College Gallery, Tasmania, Australia

Public Collections:

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff


2013 Selected for the ING Discerning Eye Competition, London
2013 Highly Commended, Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s hall, Cardiff
2013 Selected for the exhibition AWARD, British Ceramic Biennial 2013, Stoke on trent, Staffordshire     
2013 Selected for the exhibition Hot Rookies, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea
2012 Winner of Exhibitors’ favourite designer/maker, MADE 12, Brighton
2012 Exhibitor Award sponsored by Snug gallery at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
2012 Selected, Welsh Artist of the year, St.David Hall
2012 Neo:Artprize finalists, Neo gallery, Bolton
2012 Woolgather Art Prize finalists, Leeds
2009 Selected, Cheongju International Craft Competition, Cheongju, South Korea
2007 Highly commended, Welsh artist of the year, St.David’s hall, Cardiff
2006 Selected, World Ceramic Competition, Ichoen, South Korea
2006 MA Stars, Axis Graduates, Placed on the web, UK
2004 Awarded for Excellence at Third Year Level in Ceramics, UTAS, Australia
2004 Placed on the Dean’s Roll of Excellence for the Faculty of Arts, UTAS, Australia

Presentations delivered:

2012 Presentation, Woolgather Art Prize, Leeds
2012 Presentation for BA and MA students, Cardiff School of Art and Design
2011 The Edge of Our Thinking, Research in art and design, Royal College of Art, London
2010  Presentation for MA students, UWIC, Cardiff.
2009 WIRAD The 1st National Symposium for Emerging Art and Design Researchers, Newport Hilton Hotel, UK
2009 Parallels and Connections, A ceramics and glass research student conference, University of Sunderland, UK
2008  Searching Beyond, UWIC, UK

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