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Wolverhampton University, S.A.D. Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton
Dec 1990M.A. COMMUNICATION DESIGN (Specialism- hand made Artists’ books)
Manchester Metropolitan University, Chatham Building, Cavendish Street, M/cr
1989B.A. Hons INFORMATION GRAPHICS ( Illustration)
Nottingham Trent University, Bonnington Building, Burton Street, Nottingham


2015Elected as a Royal Cambrian Academy member
2012Awarded an Arts Council of Wales grant to develop and exhibit installations
April 2010Awarded an Arts Council of Wales Grant to develop personal ceramic work
2002- 2004 PGCE in Post 16 EDUCATION ( Stge 1= Cert in Teaching & Supporting Learning/ C&G 7307 passed June 03, PGCE passed June 2004) Bolton Institute
1998 CITY & GUILDS 7401 – TEACHING SPECIAL NEEDS North Trafford College
1997 Btec NVQ ASSESSORS QUALIFICATION D32 / D33 Stockport College of FE


I sell my ceramics and drawings through galleries and specialist ceramic outlets, including The Royal Cambrian Academy, Chelsea Town Hall, The Potters Gallery in Conwy, and Potters in Bristol- both co-operative galleries. I also exhibit in Europe and exhibited in Gaudi's Casa Battlo, Barcelona in 2014, and in the Santorini Biennale, Greece 2012. My ceramics, and teaching experience have also led me to regularly become involved in leading workshops. These include 3d sculpture/ ceramics, mould making, glass slumping, and painted & ceramic murals, life drawing and bookbinding, and I have held these for higher & further education establishments, for BA degree and Foundation degree/ hnd students, at; John Moore University, Coleg Menai, North Trafford College, Stockport College, (and other colleges inc. Harlech, St Helen’s, Llandrillo etc..) and in primary schools (North Wales and Manchester) & Bodelwyddan Castle through Arts Council funding, as Liverpool Children’s festival clay artist 2007-2008, and for Conwy Museums services. I also work as a freelance illustrator/artist and produce commissioned work for clients such as Hodder & Stoughton, and The Training and Enterprise Council.

My usual themes are figures and animals and I have ready available subjects in my family, cats and chickens, for my frequent research drawing, and experimentations with composition. I gained an Arts Council of Wales grant in 2010 to enable me to make larger pieces, and to focus on a more personal period of figurative experimentation. My current work is based on abstracted figurative forms using parts of the body to express emotions and attitudes. I am interested in all forms of ceramics, and in December 2007 I was voted in as one of the directors for The International Ceramics Festival at Aberystwyth. I am involved in all the organisational aspects of the festival and support the involvement of the membership of North Wales potters in the festival.

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Contact Pea J Restall at potterypea@aol.com