|Sept 1997||M.A. ART & DESIGN NETWORK – CERAMICS
Wolverhampton University, S.A.D. Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton
|Dec 1990||M.A. COMMUNICATION DESIGN (Specialism- hand made Artists’ books)
Manchester Metropolitan University, Chatham Building, Cavendish Street, M/cr
|1989||B.A. Hons INFORMATION GRAPHICS ( Illustration)
Nottingham Trent University, Bonnington Building, Burton Street, Nottingham
|April 2010||Awarded an Arts Council of Wales Grant to develop personal ceramic work
||PGCE in Post 16 EDUCATION ( Stge 1= Cert in Teaching & Supporting Learning/ C&G 7307 passed June 03, PGCE passed June 2004) Bolton Institute
||CITY & GUILDS 7401 – TEACHING SPECIAL NEEDS North Trafford College
||Btec NVQ ASSESSORS QUALIFICATION D32 / D33 Stockport College of FE
I sell my ceramics and drawings through galleries and specialist ceramic outlets, including The Potters Gallery in Conwy, and Potters in Bristol- both co-operative galleries.
My ceramics, and teaching experience have also led me to regularly become involved in leading workshops. These include 3d sculpture/ ceramics, mould making, glass slumping, and painted & ceramic murals, life drawing and bookbinding, and I have held these for higher & further education establishments, for BA degree and Foundation degree/ hnd students, at; John Moore University, Coleg Menai, North Trafford College, Stockport College, (and other colleges inc. Harlech, St Helen’s, Llandrillo etc..) and in primary schools (North Wales and Manchester) & Bodelwyddan Castle through Arts Council funding, as Liverpool Children’s festival clay artist 2007-2008, and for Conwy Museums services.
I also work as a freelance illustrator/artist and produce commissioned work for clients such as Hodder & Stoughton, and The Training and Enterprise Council.
My usual themes are figures and animals and I have ready available subjects in my family, cats and chickens, for my frequent research drawing, and experimentations with composition. I gained an Arts Council of Wales grant in 2010 to enable me to make larger pieces, and to focus on a more personal period of figurative experimentation. My current work is based on abstracted figurative forms using parts of the body to express emotions and attitudes.
I am interested in all forms of ceramics, and in December 2007 I was voted in as one of the directors for The International Ceramics Festival at Aberystwyth. I am involved in all the organisational aspects of the festival and support the involvement of the membership of North Wales potters in the festival.
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Contact Pea J Restall at email@example.com