Spode -China Hall

The FRESH exhibition presents the best of the new cohort of talented graduates from UK higher education ceramic courses and programmes. FRESH both celebrates and gives platform to new talent at the start of professional careers. The FRESH selection panel, will choose a maximum of 25 artists’ work to be included in the final exhibition. Selected artists will represent the range of work from across the ceramic spectrum - from studio pottery tableware and industrial design to figurative and abstract sculpture and installation.

Helen Felcey chair of the panel, comments: ‘FRESH is about finding a group of artists who have new things to say and share and who are going to have an influence on contemporary ceramics.  When we select the artists to take part we will be looking at how, collectively, their work can draw us in, stimulate our curiosity and provoke our interest.  We want people to walk away from the FRESH exhibition feeling they have experienced something new.’

The FRESH 2017 artists are:

Amy Mackle, Ulster University

Aneta Brudkowska, Staffordshire University

Annie Hardy, Royal College of Art

Attila Olah, Liverpool Hope University

Caitlin Darby, Loughborough University (BA), Staffordshire University (current MA)

Elena Gomez De Valcarcel, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts

Eusebio Sanchez, Royal College of Art

Holly Johns, University of Brighton

Irina Razumvoskaya, Royal College of Art

Jenny McNamara, University of Sunderland

Jessica Dent, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Julia Schuster, Royal College of Art

Kate Bergin, Limerick School of Art and Design

Lanty Ball, University of Central Lancashire

Lena Peters, Central Saint Martins

Manos Kalamenios, Royal College of Art

Mark McLeish, Manchester School of Art

Nathan Mullis, Cardiff School of Art and Design

Patricia Mato-Mora, Royal College of Art

Rachel Hoyle, Staffordshire University

Sabrina Vasulka & Nahuel Hernando, Staffordshire University

Youngeun Shin, Cardiff School of Art and Design

Images: Orly Edlavitch;  FRESH installation 2015. Image by Joel Fildes.