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

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

Exhibition Record

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

Selected Works (1)

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