Alice Walton lives and works in Bristol. She has an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art (2018) and a 1st Class BA in Wood, Metal and Ceramics & Plastics from the University of Brighton.
Her work has received international acclaim- she has exhibited at, amongst others, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern, Make Hauser and Wirth, and Collect 2020. She was awarded the Wedgwood Prize at the British Ceramics Biennale in 2019. In 2017, she was awarded the Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Scholarship and in 2018, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.
Alice uses coloured clay, in its various plastic states, to gradually, in separate pieces, form complex, layered abstract objects. The pieces that result from this process exist in a balance of calm and meditative, complex and playful. They are a process of repetitive and time-consuming mark making with clay, negating the fast-paced and frenzied digital life, and instead celebrating process and craft. The shapes and patterns within her sculptures reference everyday imagery and objects which through familiarity, become repetitive and pattern-like. Alice uses drawings from memory as well as collaging photographs of landscapes and everyday scenes- consequently her work references memory, imagination, and reality.
New Works for Christmas, Beaux Arts Bath
Ingram Prize 2020 Shortlist Exhibition, Cello Factory, London.
Time, Suspended, Ting Ying Gallery at Catherine Prevost, London.
Blanc de Chine Contemporary, Scottish Gallery and Ting Ying Gallery.
Focus/20, Ting Ying Gallery, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.
Mayfair Gallery, London Craft Week.
Ceramic Art London, British Ceramics Biennial, Central St Martins, London.
Small Favors, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA.
Collect20, Somerset House, London.
MAKE, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset.
Future Heritage, Decorex. London.
Fresh, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent.
Mid Atlantic Keramik Exchange. Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland.
The New Craftsmen. London Craft Week.
John Smeadley. London Craft Week.
Caroline Fisher Projects. Norwich, UK.
Mrs & Mr Bateman, Notting Hill, London.
Collect19, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Open to Art, Officine Saffi, Milan.
The Glorious Objects: London Edition, Kindred Studio.
Joanna Bird Gallery, London.
China Craft Week, Hangzhou, China.
The Cultural Power Institute, Xuhui District, Shanghai.
Trans-form, Mint, London.
Making Shapes, Toad, London.
Materialise, Home of Preston Fitzgerald, London.
Emerging & Established, Christies Auction House, London.
Made London, London.
Igram Prize, Shortlisted, 2020
Fresh Award Winner, Wedgewood Prize. British Ceramics Biennial 2019
Franz Rising Star Award Winner 2019
Oppenheim Award- John Downes Memorial Trust, 2019
Open to Art, Officine Saffi 2019 Finalist
Franz Rising Star Prize 2018
Craeftiga Hole & Corner, Finalist 2018
Future Lights, Finalist 2018
Potclays Innovation Award 2018
Winner of the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers Prize 2018
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) 2018
Sir Edward James Bursary, West Dean 2018
Behrens Foundation Award, awarded to an RCA Ceramics & Glass Student 2017
The Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Grant, awarded to travel to inspire new work 2017
Victoria & Albert Museum, selected as ‘Designer of the Future’ 2010
UK Young Artist, selected to represent the UK 2011