News in 2019:
Re-engineered Brown Betty Teapot enters the permanent collections of London Design Museum, V&A Museum, Manchester Art Gallery & York Art Gallery.
V&A commission film on the making of the Re-engineered Brown Betty teapot here
SupergroupProjects at Frieze Art Fair showing with House of Voltaire 3-6 October 2019
b. Leeds, England 1984.
Studied MA Ceramics and Glass, RCA 2010.
Founding member of Studio Manifold, East London.
Associate lecturer at Kingston University and Central Saint Martins.
Currently holds a Collaborative Doctoral Award with Manchester School of Art, York Art Gallery and The British Ceramics Biennial.
Works held in the permanent collections of York Art Gallery, England, Manchester Art Gallery, England and La Triennale di Milano, Italy.
With a background in product design and applied art, Ian employs a mixture of industrial design and craft skills within his work to produce exhibitions, installations and designs for production. His output spans the fields of design, research and curating. Ian has collaborated with a wide range of design manufacturers and cultural institutions including Vitsoe, Jerwood Visual Arts and The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design.
Brown Betty: the archetypal teapot
An exhibition designed and curated with Vitsoe London
A Ton of Clay
Awarded the Jerwood Makers Commission and UK tour. Held in the permanent collection of York Art Gallery, England
Solo exhibition at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Site-specific installation commissioned by London Design Festival and Officine Panerai. First shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum and now held in the permanent collection of La Triennale di Milano, Italy
Pottery Series for Another Country
A Best selling collection of tableware ceramics for the British furniture brand
Jerwood Visual Arts
Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
The London Design Festival
Victoria and Albert Museum
Very Good & Proper
ACE Hotel London
Modern Design Review