Alma Boyes


Alma studied ceramics at Bath Academy of Art in the late 70’s completing an MA in Ceramic Design in 1984. She worked at the Morris Singer Foundry for 14 years enlarging sculptures for prominent 20th century artists and has been lecturing and researching in ceramics since 1982. Positions include Academic Program Leader in BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft & MA Craft at Brighton University until 2020.


Current work explores the historic technique of agateware which was prominent in the UK in 17th & 18th century industrial ceramics, notably Josiah Wedgewood. The term ‘Agateware’ refers to ceramic pieces made from coloured or mixed clays and mimics the multicoloured appearance of agate stone. She is drawn to this technique because of the unique combinations of colours and patterns which are created using the throwing process on the pottery wheel. The collection of works include a range of tableware and large lidded vessels, some of which are adorned with hand-modelled birds – predominately British species including blackbirds, crows and sparrows. This new work brings together her experiences of designing and producing industrial ceramics, with many years specialising in portraits and sculptures of endangered species for bronze casting. She lives in Brighton and undertakes commissions working with clients to produce bespoke pieces.


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Telephone: 07506 036956

Studio: At Walstead, East Sussex by appointment only.

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