Jonathan Wade

Born 1973, Hertfordshire, England

"My own process begins through a fascination with objects that express varied qualities of ambiguousness, intervention, transience or coincidence. I might find these in the layering and chance combinations of form, texture and colour in man-made landscapes, or by the examination of particular natural objects.

My aim is to produce sculptural pieces that capture something of their source through my analysis and making processes. I would hope to influence the viewer by certain aspects of the object’s appearance, display or association, or by harnessing the viewer’s experience and imagination.

I use diverse clay bodies and firing temperatures, chosen as the best solution for each piece. Varied hand-building techniques are used, as well as machine forming techniques such as on a lathe or potters wheel. At some times the processes are meticulous and careful, and at other times intentionally quick."

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Working in Glasgow

1993-1996   Bath College of Higher Education BA (Hons) Ceramics
2011-2013   Royal College of Art, London, MA Ceramics

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