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Alison Brown

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Published: 07.05.2021
Alison Brown. Neckpiece: Trapper Baskets, 2021. Iron wire.. From series: Trapper Baskets. Alison Brown
Neckpiece: Trapper Baskets, 2021
Iron wire.
From series: Trapper Baskets
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Alison Brown. Neckpiece: Winter Walk Trapper Basket, 2021. Iron wire, leather, found objects.. Photo by: Robin Shelton. From series: Trapper Baskets. Alison Brown
Neckpiece: Winter Walk Trapper Basket, 2021
Iron wire, leather, found objects.
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Trapper Baskets, 2021. Iron Wire, sea twine, found beach objects, ammonite fossil.. Photo by: Alison Brown. From series: Trapper Baskets. Alison Brown
Necklace: Trapper Baskets, 2021
Iron Wire, sea twine, found beach objects, ammonite fossil.
Photo by: Alison Brown
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Coastal Trapper Basket by Alison Brown
Alison Brown
2021
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Tangled Ghost Fishing, 2020. Porcelain, nylon fishing line, sea twine.. 7 x 1.5 x 50 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Tangled Ghost Fishing, 2020
Porcelain, nylon fishing line, sea twine.
7 x 1.5 x 50 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Black Ghost Fishing, 2020. Porcelain, nylon fishing line, sea twine.. 10 x 3 x 39 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Black Ghost Fishing, 2020
Porcelain, nylon fishing line, sea twine.
10 x 3 x 39 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Long Ghost Fish, 2020. Porcelain, nylon fishing line, sea twine.. 10 x 1.5 x 34 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Long Ghost Fish, 2020
Porcelain, nylon fishing line, sea twine.
10 x 1.5 x 34 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Feather Boa, 2019. Porcelain, leather.. 300 x 2 x 10 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Feather Boa, 2019
Porcelain, leather.
300 x 2 x 10 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Brooch: Feather Brooch, 2019. Porcelain, sterling silver, steel.. 10 x 1.5 x 10 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Brooch: Feather Brooch, 2019
Porcelain, sterling silver, steel.
10 x 1.5 x 10 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Buddha Bowl, 2019. Porcelain, sterling silver.. 10 x 8 x 60 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Buddha Bowl, 2019
Porcelain, sterling silver.
10 x 8 x 60 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Buddha Bowl, 2019. Porcelain, sterling silver.. 10 x 8 x 60 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Detail view.. Alison Brown
Necklace: Buddha Bowl, 2019
Porcelain, sterling silver.
10 x 8 x 60 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton

Detail view.

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Alison Brown. Necklace: Copper Beads, 2019. Porcelain, Egyptian paste, linen.. 10 x 6 x 40 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Copper Beads, 2019
Porcelain, Egyptian paste, linen.
10 x 6 x 40 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Broken Beauty, 2019. Porcelain, Egyptian paste, leather, found metal.. 10 x 5 x 35 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Broken Beauty, 2019
Porcelain, Egyptian paste, leather, found metal.
10 x 5 x 35 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Necklace: Elephant Beads, 2019. Porcelain, Egyptian paste, linen.. 19 x 9 x 42 cm. Photo by: Robin Shelton. Alison Brown
Necklace: Elephant Beads, 2019
Porcelain, Egyptian paste, linen.
19 x 9 x 42 cm
Photo by: Robin Shelton
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Alison Brown. Pendant: Four Amulets, 2018. Porcelain paper clay, found metal.. Photo by: Alison Brown. Alison Brown
Pendant: Four Amulets, 2018
Porcelain paper clay, found metal.
Photo by: Alison Brown
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Alison Brown. Ring: Mad Ring, 2018. Porcelain, Egyptian paste, grit.. 5 x 2 x 8 cm. Photo by: Alison Brown. Alison Brown
Ring: Mad Ring, 2018
Porcelain, Egyptian paste, grit.
5 x 2 x 8 cm
Photo by: Alison Brown
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Alison Brown. Ring: Two Mad Rings, 2018. Porcelain, Egyptian paste, metal, grit.. Left: 6 x 2 x 8 cm; Right: 6 x 2 x 9.5 cm. Photo by: Alison Brown. Alison Brown
Ring: Two Mad Rings, 2018
Porcelain, Egyptian paste, metal, grit.
Left: 6 x 2 x 8 cm; Right: 6 x 2 x 9.5 cm
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Intro
I am a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with porcelain and mixed media which is often sourced during my daily walks. I live in an old chapel situated in a green leafy valley near the south west coast of England, and my studio is in an old piggery. I studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art in London in the early 1980s, then returned to education in 2015 achieving an MA in Ceramics at Bath School of Art. In 2020, I was able to show and wear some of my graduation pieces at Collect, the international craft fair in London.

Statement

Making with meaning is fundamental to me; exploring the consequences of the human touch on our world. I am an interdisciplinary artist whose butterfly brain and bowerbird eye inform intuitive hands helping them play with those fluttering thoughts through ceramics, metal, and textiles, encouraging a certain tactile curiosity. By distilling an idea and eliminating the unnecessary, the essence of a form is divined; a simple joy is revealed.

Inspiration is often derived from ethnographic collections, where amulets are reimagined in metal-studded porcelain, filled with intention and spangled with desire. Elsewhere, rusty wire woven like a scribbled drawing contains - or protects - a shoal of wriggling clay fish. I make objects that adorn and ornament a person or a place.

Performative tactile mixed media has an ambiguity that comfortably inhabits liminal spaces for both the wall and the body, thereby producing an intimate experience of sculptural works, that challenge perceived boundaries where the sculpture is untouchable, but jewellery is haptic art. I play with objects which are undecidable.

A truism of American artist Jenny Holzer resonates with me: "all things are delicately interconnected". There is a circularity in life and how I work. Themes long forgotten suddenly re-emerge from a chrysalis, while the threads of tangible mark-making, the assemblage of multiples, and our impact on the natural world continually weave, embed, and cast shadows. 

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2020:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2020 - 13 Feb 2021  Painful Hope.
2019:
Exhibition  22 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019  Précieux !?.
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