Ceramic artwork by Neil Brownsword
Available artwork by Neil Brownsword
Sinking Feeling - by Neil Brownsword
Hollowed Out - by Neil Brownsword
I Wear The Shoes And You Be The Door Mat - by Neil Brownsword
Neil Brownsword Favourite Medium
About Neil Brownsword
Neil Brownsword’s work explores the social, cultural, and economic impact of the decline of British ceramic manufacture in his home town of Stoke-on-Trent. Assuming the role of artist/archaeologist, Brownsword unearths/ salvages remnants from the histories ceramic production and regenerates vestiges of labour into poetic abstract sculptures and installations. Through his metaphoric exploration of fragmentation and the discarded, his work cites the inevitable effects of global capitalism which continue to disrupt a heritage economy and its associated patrimony of skills.
2000 British Ceramics. 2000. Dk., Grimmerhus Ceramics Museum, Denmark.
2000 Neil Brownsword, Gallery for New Ceramics, Copenhagen (solo).
2000 3-up: close, Crafts Council, London.
2001 The Flower Show, Rowley House Museum, Shrewsbury (solo).
2001 Selections, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.
2002 Mellum Rum, Galleri Norby, Copenhagen.
2005 Collaging History, Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, touring to Blas & Knada, Stockholm (solo).
2005 Languages, Think Tank, Galerie 422, Gmunden, Austria (touring).
2008 Neil Brownsword: Poet of Residue, Galerie Besson, London (solo).
2008 British Pavilion, Fu Le International Ceramic Art Museums, China. 2009 Elegy. Neil Brownsword, Blas & Knada, Stockholm (solo).
2009 Possibilities and Losses: Transitions in Clay, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.
2009 Marl Hole, British Ceramics Biennial, Airspace Gallery, Stoke- on-Trent.
2009 Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
2010 Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection, The Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA.
2010 WCC-BF Second European Triennial of Ceramic and Glass, Mons, Belgium.
2011 Interloqui, Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, 54th Venice Biennale of Art, Italy.
Neil Brownsword Work Experience
1987– Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent, apprentice 1991 modeller/graphic designer.
1995 Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, assistant and modeller.
1995– Bucks New University, High Wycombe, senior lecturer in present ceramics.
2011 Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway, visiting professor.
Neil Brownsword Competitions
2009 One-off category Award-Winner, British Ceramics Biennial.
Neil Brownsword Education
1990–1993 BA (Hons) Ceramics. University of Wales, Cardiff.
1993–1995 M.A. Ceramics and Glass. Royal College of Art, London.
1999–2006 PhD, Brunel University, West London.