Artist Statement

It has been common to describe craft’s position as a borderline area between fine art and design. I prefer to call this area an ‘intervening space’ or, to be more precise, the space between function and non-function, tradition and breaking with tradition, craftsmanship-based art and idea-based art.

Jorunn Veiteberg

In the modern and post-modern periods, the home has been both an important and an undervalued location for encountering art, particularly ceramics. Important because the domestic space is the traditional site for encountering it, and undervalued because of connotations of craft belonging to the female sphere, a place of utility, of low financial value, and small scale to enable it’s display within the home.

Questions raised by this discourse resonate through my practice, a fusion of coil building and levels of flux cause the boundary of each form to literally oscillate as if in response to attempts at fixed definition.

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Artist Curriculum Vitae

Toni De Jesus 

tonidejesus.ceramics@gmail.com

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Artist statement

It has been common to describe craft’s position as a borderline area between fine art and design. I prefer to call this area an ‘intervening space’ or, to be more precise, the space between function and non-function, tradition and breaking with tradition, craftsmanship-based art and idea-based art.

Jorunn Veiteberg

In the modern and post-modern periods, the home has been both an important and an undervalued location for encountering art, particularly ceramics. Important because the domestic space is the traditional site for encountering it, and undervalued because of connotations of craft belonging to the female sphere, a place of utility, of low financial value, and small scale to enable it’s display within the home.

Questions raised by this discourse resonate through my practice, a fusion of coil building and levels of flux cause the boundary of each form to literally oscillate as if in response to attempts at fixed definition.

Education

2015-2018, Cardiff Metropolitan University, BA (HONS) Ceramics, pending

2013-2014, City College Brighton and Hove, UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies (QCF), Distinction

2008-2013, Ifield Community College, A-levels (Fine Art(A), Ceramics(A), Mathematics (C)), BTECs (Applied Science (QCF) (Distinction*), ICT Practitioners (Pass), Sport (QCF) (Pass)), 5 GCSEs (A*-C)

Experience: (Jobs and Volunteering)

2017-2018, Ceramic Auction, Organising and Managing team and Cardiff Metropolitan University Instagram Takeover, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2017, Art in Clay, Volunteer, Hatfield

2017, International Ceramic Festival, Volunteer, Aberystwyth

2017, Cardiff School of Art and Design Degree Show, Cardiff Metropolitan University Instagram Takeover

2017, Ceramics and Art Auction, Videographer and Cardiff Metropolitan University Instagram Takeover

2016, Made by Hand, Volunteer, Cardiff

2015, Made in Roath, Volunteer, Cardiff

2014-2015Anna Barlow, Intern, London

June 2011, Teaching Assistant/Technician, Ceramic Department, Ifield Comunnity College

March 2013 – present, Pret A Manger, Hot Chef, Gatwick South Terminal

Group Exhibitions

2017, A Growing Exhibition, Incspot Arts and Crafts Centre, Cardiff

2017, Ceramic Exhibition, Ken Stradling Collection, Bristol

2016, Överföra, IKEA, Cardiff

2016, There’s many a slip twixed cup & lip, Oriel 2, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

2013, A-level Summer Exhibition Online, Shortlisted for Gathering, Royal Academy of Arts

Upcoming Exhibitions

2018, Cardiff School of Art and Design Degree Show, Cardiff

2018, New Designers Part 1, London

2018, Art in Clay, Hatfield

Residencies and other projects

2017, Global Perspectives, South Korea

2017, LaPedrix Ceramic Studio, France

2016, Pop up play – Forest of Plinths, Open-call group commission with budget of £1,200, Wales

Awards

2017, Level 5 Ceramics Award for Technical Excellence, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2016, The Morgen Hall Studentship Award, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2011, Outstanding Achievement in Ceramics, Ifield Community College

Publications

2017, #Cardiffmet Student Blogs, A New Perspective: My Field Module in South Korea, Cardiff Metropolitan University, http://studentblogs.cardiffmet.ac.uk/a-new-perspective-my-field-module-in-south-korea/

2018, #Cardiffmet Magazine, Issue 3, page 2-3, My South Korea Adventure, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Referees

Available upon request