Ashley Howard is a ceramic artist who produces porcelain and stoneware vessels informed by a dialogue between Far Eastern and homespun pottery and traditions. He draws upon his interest in ritual vessels, the spaces they occupy and the ceremonies that surround them. Notions of reverence and transience are also explored. Almost all work is thrown on the wheel although at times it might be subject to varying degrees of manipulation and altering. Specific surface techniques have been developed to draw, brush, and print with glaze and enamels.
Howard has an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art and has exhibited and lectured all over the world. He has published articles on technical and aesthetic subjects.
Contemporary Ceramics, London
Lynn Strover Gallery, Cambridge
One Two Five Gallery, Bath
Leach Pottery Gallery, St Ives
Gallerie van Meensel, Belgium