Gareth interest in horses started at an early age when his grandmother encouraged him to model them in plasticine. Interested in developing a creative career he graduated from the University of Wales Cardiff with a first class degree in Ceramics.
After a short time teaching he took up a scholarship at the Royal Collage of Art completing an M.A. Gareth’s research involves the history of the horse in ceramics, it’s religious connections and how different cultures have built and embellished them.
Gareth has exhibited extensively across the UK and internationally in Germany, The Netherlands, Ghana, West Africa and China. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales he has produced two successful solo exhibitions that have toured across Wales. His current research project involves developing new ways of building clay horses and tomb figures from the Wei and Tang dynasties.
His work is in public collections including The Royal College of Art, London, Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China, Keramik Museum, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany, Keramiek Centrum, Netherlands.
Gareth is passionate about ceramic education and has written articles and appeared in programs produced by S4C and BBC News. “ Using the plasticity of clay to express human emotions is instinctive, exploring the artistic quality of this medium is exciting and challenging”.
Dip Ed, B.A (hons) M.A, RCA
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