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Rachael BUCKNILL

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Artist's Statement

At present I work principally with unglazed porcelain - thrown and slip cast. I aim to create a form that will draw in the eye, then I may use subtle oxide colouring to order to focus on a detail in the work.

Porcelain possesses a fine, smooth, yet temperamental quality, which is pleasurable and challenging to work with. I am interested in playing with the perfection of this material by distorting its form and surface. The combination of a high firing temperature (1300o) and lightness of form may lead to further warping and distortion occurring during the final firing. I really enjoy this possibility and the added element of chance taking place in my work.

Professional Experience

2006Occasional teaching, Artshed, Hertfordshire
2000B.A. (Honours) Ceramics, University of Westminster
1991 - 1993Gallery Assistant, Hawker Gallery, Ruislip
1987 - 1991Ceramics Teacher and Departmental Technician, Merchant Taylor's School, Middlesex
1986 - 1990Part-Time Ceramics Teacher, London Borough of Hillingdon
1984 - 1987Art and Ceramics Technician, Harrow College of Adult Education

Exhibition Record

2005Obsidian Gallery, Hertfordshire
Artshed, Hertfordshire
Maltby Art, Winchester
Peter's Barn Gallery, Sussex
2004Artshed Hertfordshire
Peter's Barn Gallery, Sussex
2003Zelli Gallery, Dover Street, London
The New Studio, Olney
Peter's Barn Gallery, Sussex
2002Finlandia Gallery, Hertfordshire
Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, London
Peter's Barn Gallery, Sussex
2000Peter's Barn Gallery, SussexThe Atrium Gallery, Uxbridge
The Atrium Gallery. Uxbridge
BA (Hons) Ceramics Degree Show: Whiteleys Atrium, London
Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, London
The Atrium Gallery, Uxbridge
1997The Atrium Gallery, Whiteleys, London
Radlett Centre, Hertfordshire
The Atrium Gallery, Uxbridge
Brunel University, London
1996Willyots Arts Centre, Potters Bar
The Atrium Gallery, Uxbridge
Brunel University, London
1995Fresh Art, Harrow Community Arts and Youth Service
Cow Byre Exhibition Centre, Ruislip
Brunel University, London
1994Willyots Arts Centre, Potters Bar
Cow Byre Exhibition Centre, Ruislip
Brunel University, London
The Atrium Gallery, Uxbridge
1993Cow Byre Exhibition Centre, Ruislip
Brunel University, London

Selected Works (1)

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