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; the refugees, masks, zoom meetings, musicians, people on their phones, edgy portraits, at the cafe and at the beach.

Narrative or storytelling ceramics using clay and porcelain as my canvas.

The porcelain and stoneware clays are painted onto with coloured slips or etched into and the lines filled with underglaze colours, then high fired under a transparent glaze in an electric kiln.

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

2024 Messums West, Wiltshire 'Plates with Purpose' 2 March - 29 April

2023 CPA New Members exhibition at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 2-25th February

          65 Great Russel Street WC1B 3BF. Gallery opposite the British Museum

3d Prize Winner  at Wales Contemporary Nov 2022

Wells Cathedral at Wells Art Contemporary Exhibition Art installation of Ceramic Porcelain Plates with illustrations of Fleeing Refugees 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.


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. 

My work is inspired by drawing from observation and from art history.

I teach drawing, painting and hand built ceramics from my home studio in Finchley Central and on Zoom, to adults, teens and children.

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.

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https://gailaltschuler.com/

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

Exhibitions

  • 2024 Messums West, Wiltshire 'Plates with Purpose' 2 March - 29 April
  • 2023 New Members Exhibition at Contemporary Ceramic Centre, Bloomsbury
  • 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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