Alice Walton, a master’s student in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, forms part of John Smedley’s collective of British craftsmen in celebration of their 235th anniversary as the oldest manufacturing factory in the world. Together they will be showcasing their collective crafts via retail windows, consumer workshops, special product launches and exhibitions throughout 2019 and 2020.
Alice has had art exhibited at Tate Modern and Made London and been artist-in-residence at the European Ceramic context in Denmark and V&A Museum.
Making one off original ceramic’s that explore complex and intense surface textures over simple forms, these of which have been inspired by street furniture and architecture. By using a range of objects, which are formed from individual components to create the abstract scenes.
Alice Walton would describe her craft as making decorative, sculptural objects from clay, along with working with white stoneware and porcelain. With these she makes sculptures and abstracts that explore surface textures and intend to intrigue.
Alice says that “With the QEST Carole Bamford Scholarship easing the burden of my final year tuition fees, I can maintain my creative momentum towards becoming a professional studio artist and teacher. I am also keen to continue my ceramic material development.”