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Miss Helen Felcey


PROFESSIONAL TUTOR IN DESIGN
Fine Art, Design and Film and Visual Culture

felceyh@hope.ac.uk

I’m a ceramics-based artist, educator and curator. I hold an MA in Ceramics from Cardiff School of Art and a BA in Three Dimensional Design from Manchester School of Art.

 

Since completing my MA in 2001, I have worked as a practicing artist and educator, undertaking artistic research in the field of ceramics and exhibiting internationally. In 2009 I began to explore ways in which my use of ceramic as material and craft might feed into collaborative practice across a broader range of activity,  within art, health and educational contexts. I experimented with bringing different material and artistic voices together through projects such as the exhibition 'Place Settings' (2008 with textile artist Alice Kettle), the 'Pairings Project' 2010, Manchester School of Art (MSA), and the co-edited book with Kettle and Ravetz, 'Collaboration Through Craft' (Berg: 2013), which explored debates about the collaborative/social power of craft. 


Since 2010 I have worked closely with the British Ceramics Biennial, contributing to curatorial, community and educational programmes. For the 2019 Biennial I collaborated with Guillaume Dujat (Sound Artist) and Joe Hartley (Potter and Mix Media Designer) and Burslem Jubilee Project to create Resonating Spaces. The icon­ic in­te­ri­or of the bot­tle kiln, the hid­­den cor­ners and traces of for­mer fac­to­ry build­ings be­came ac­tive, con­tem­pla­tive spaces where vis­i­tors could ex­pe­ri­ence the lay­er­ed qual­i­ties of this ex­traor­di­nary site of liv­ing her­it­age.


My website helenfelcey.co.uk includes a variety of artistic projects and roles undertaken since 2008. 


Recent Projects

Sensorial Ground, 2020. Priska Falin, Helen Felcey.

A workshop programme and artistic research commissioned for the BCB Summer School (2020), exploring the subtle senses and awareness in creative practice.


Resonant Spaces, Middleport Pottery (2019)

A series of installations commissioned for the British Ceramics Biennial 2019. Collaborating with Guillaume Dujat (Sound Artist) and Joe Hartley (Potter and Mix Media Designer), Burslem Jubilee Project Group to create Resonating Spaces for the 2019 Biennale. 

 

EKWC Residency (2018)

An exploratory residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre EKWC; a time to re-trace path­ways and to have space to learn, in an en­vi­ron­ment brim­ming with ex­per­tise.


Teaching Specialisms

Ceramics

Arts and Health practice

Collaborative Practice