Featured Maker: Justine Allison

Our Featured Maker for January – March 2017 is Justine Allison.

Shown in collaboration with Mission Gallery, Swansea – Justine Allison’s Shifting Lines is an exhibition in The Language of Clay series, a Mission Gallery National Touring initiative curated By Ceri Jones.

Justine Allison: “I grew up, worked and lived in a busy part of London, and my work reflected that, as I drew inspiration from city life, (buildings, streets, windows, sounds). I now live and work in rural Wales, and encounter a different range of stimuli and exciting new chapters of exploration are opening up every day…”

Since leaving college in 1998, Justine Allison has been working solely with hand built porcelain – creating semi functional pieces. Her work addresses the boundaries between function and decoration. Justine looks at objects that are used on a daily basis; like the form of a jug and create pieces that move away from function and are more concerned with the aesthetic and the visual. Her work is very much concerned with the simplicity and beauty of the clay and incorporating pattern and texture as well as glaze to create subtle, unique variations. Thinness and movement are very important in each piece. Justine is also fascinated by the transforming effect of light on the physical properties of porcelain. When a simple object is illuminated from within, subtle details become apparent and an ‘atmosphere’ is created that transcends the object’s mere functionality.


All work is for sale. By purchasing artwork you are supporting an individual artist.  You are also helping Oriel Myrddin become more financially sustainable.

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Justine Allison ‘Shifting Lines’

The Language of Clay: Part Two

13 January – 4 March 2018

Mission Gallery, Maritime Place, Gloucester Place, Swansea SA1 1TY


Photographer: Toril Brancher




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