Gail Altschuler

About Gail

Clay as Canvas. Blurring the lines between art and craft. Selected member of The Craft Potters Association. 

Drawings from my sketchbooks filled with observations of life, friends, family, art museums and galleries. Themes; refugees, masks, zoom meetings, musicians, masks, at the cafe, at the beach and at the Met. 

I create on a ceramic canvases, telling stories and blurring the lines between fine art and clay craft. 

The porcelain and stoneware clays etched into and drawn lines are filled with underglaze colours, then they are high fired in an electric kiln.

'This is primitive and sophisticated all at the same time' an insightful comment on my Instagram account.

Selected ceramic refugee plate installation fro Wells Cathedral at Wells Art Contemporary Exhibition July/August 2022. 

Selected Member of the Craft Potters Association. Nov 2021

Selected for the RA Summer Exhibition 2021, on until 2nd January 2022.

Selected for the Figurative Art Now, Online Mall Gallery exhibition 2021

Winner of the Response to Lockdown category of the London Potters online exhibition, 2021.

I am exhibiting at the EFOA Open House event on the 25th/26th June and 2nd/3rd July 2022 (11am to 6pm).
Come and see me and my work at House 01.


Jurassic Coast Seascapes watercolours edited

Medium: watercolour on watercolour paper

Dimensions: 28x38cm

Price: £160.00

video of my watercolour seascapes inspired by visits to the Jurassic coast.

My Work

Contemporary artist, painter, potter and art teacher. Blurring the lines between art and craft.

When I'm not printing onto porcelain, clay or canvas or teaching art and ceramic classes, you'll find me out at museums with my sketchbook. I am inspired by music, cultural patterns and art history stories. My work is inspired by observing nature, people, art history and patterns, recording these observations and using them as starting off points for paintings and ceramics. I teach from my home studio in Finchley Central and on Zoom, to adults, teens and children.

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PGCE and MA in Art and Design Education, UCL. BA in Fine Art and History of Art and a Diploma in Art and Design, from The Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.

ARTUK.ORG

porcelainplatters.com

Publications
2020 www.artuk.org
2017 www.londonart.co.uk
1997 Risk Magazine, London. Front cover, February issue.

Exhibitions

  • 2022 Selected ceramic plate installation for Wells Art Contemporary exhibition at Wells Cathedral July/ August 2022
  • 2021 Selected for the RA summer Exhibition 2021
  • 2021 Selected Member of the Craft Potters Association
  • 2021 Silson Contemporary Art in Harrogate October 2021
  • 2021 Fillingdon Fine Art High Wycombe UK
  • 2021 Exhibited at Highgate Contemporary Art with the 'Form' exhibition July 2021
  • 2021 Selected for the 'Figurative Art Now' on line exhibition run by The Mall Galleries
  • 2021 Cambridge Contemporary Craft
  • 2020 Twenty-Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock
  • 2019 May, Kind of Blue, Barbican Library, London
  • 2019 March, Primavera, East Finchley Open at Barbican Library, London
  • 2018 London Potters In Design @ Battersea, Battersea Power Station, London
  • 2018 Torso Vases at Chalice Gallery, London
  • 2018 East Finchley Open House and Studios
  • 2018 Fillingdon Fine Art, High Wycombe
  • 2018 Twenty-Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock
  • 2017 London Potters Annual Members’ Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London
  • 2017 Magpie, Farnham, Surrey
  • 2017 East Finchley Open Houses and Studios
  • 2016 London Potters Annual Members’ Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London
  • 2016 Kunsthuis Gallery, York
  • 2016 East Finchley Open Houses and Studios
  • 2016 EFO artists group, Hornsey Library, London
  • 2015 EFO artists group, Hornsey Library, London
  • 2014 The Art Circle, Lauderdale House, London
  • 2012 NNLS exhibition, East End Road. London
  • 2010 Solo exhibition, Lauderdale House, London
  • 1999 New Hall College Cambridge

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