Alice Walton works with coloured clay throughout its various plastic states, aiming to highlight the meditative process of the material. Her sculptural and abstract forms explore complex and intense surface textures and intend to provoke intrigue. In a world that is increasingly changing minute by minute she attempts to slow down, allowing her to steadily evolve, brick by brick, pin mark by pin mark. Her work is about a consideration of the everyday, taking the time to notice the unseen things in our environment and re-evaluating them.
Her latest ceramic work incorporates her fascination for noticing everyday street objects, passed by in our everyday lives. She investigates how they can transcend into unusual and extraordinary objects, which form a new abstract landscape.
The repetitive nature of mark making mimics the constant review of certain objects on her daily commutes e.g. concrete bollards, brickwork and pipework. As reference, she combines her photographic collages and drawings from memory, bought into the studio to work from. This takes her work away from literal street inspiration and transforms it into an imaginative collection of objects.
Alice Walton was born in Norwich, in England in 1987 and is a ceramic artist based in Bristol. Her art works have been part of various international competitions, curated exhibitions and residencies.
Alice graduated with a first class honours, from Brighton University in 2010 with an undergraduate in ceramics. After, she moved to London to complete a Masters in ceramics at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2018.
Alice has exhibited whilst being artist in residence during the European Ceramic Context in Denmark and graduate resident at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has also curated a ceramics exhibition in the Nordic House in Reykjavik during the Mid Atlantic Keramik Exchange. In 2017 she was awarded the Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Scholarship and in 2018 the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. She has taught ceramics for the Crafts Council, Bath Spa University and at the Victoria and Albert Museum.