Laura Potter

All work © 1997-2015

 

Education
1995 - 1997 Royal College of Art : MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery
1990 - 1993 University of Central England : BA [hons] Silversmithing and Jewellery

Selected exhibitions
2015 Fictional Final Goal : Marsden Woo Gallery, London
2013 Transplantation : Touring Australia during 2013/2014
2012 Living Loss : Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
2012 Beautiful Objects : Aram Gallery, London
2012 Beneath the Skin : Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2012 Transplantation : Touring UK during 2012/2013
2011 Memoranda : Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, UK
2011 Cast & Moulds : Aram Gallery, London
2011 Beneath the Skin : Sheffield Institute of Art and Design, UK
2011 The Modern Jewel : In time and the mind of others : mima, UK
2010 Jerwood Contemporary Makers : London/Belfast/Edinburgh
2010 Draw - turning thoughts into lines : Royal College of Art, London
2009 In their own words : Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK
2008 Nowhere Now Here : LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain
2008 12 Cabinets : Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK
2007 European Jewellery : Ostfeld Art Centre, Oslo, Norway
2007 Then and Now : Barrett Marsden Gallery, London, UK
2007 Alchemy : British Council Exhibition, Toured Middle East Region
2006 Objects in Waiting : End Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
2005 Contents : Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London, UK
2005 Ceremony : The Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK
2005 New work : Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2004 Self : Craftspace Touring, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2004 What is Craft? : Hub, Lincolnshire, UK
2003 Treasure (with Lin Cheung) : The Pearoom Centre, Lincs, UK
2002 Commissioning and Community : Cleveland Craft Centre, UK
2001 Read Between the Lines : Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
2001 Ironic Iconic : Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley, UK
2000 Shelf Life : Two10 Gallery, The Wellcome Trust, London, UK
2000 Selected - Jewellery for 2000 : Cleveland Crafts Centre, UK
2000 Value Judgements : Northern Lights Touring Exhibition, UK
1999 Last Orders : Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London, UK
1999 Silent Scene : James Hockey Gallery, Surrey Institute, UK
1999 Decade - RCA at Villa de Bondt : Villa de Bondt, Ghent, Belgium
1999 Humour in Contemporary Art and Design : Artsway, Hampshire, UK
1999 Metalmorphosis : British Council Touring Exhibition, Hungary/Germany
1998 NO Picnic : Crafts Council, London, UK
1997 Graduate Exhibition : Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
1997 Royal College of Art - School of Applied Arts : Germany

Commissions + placements + projects
2013-4 Ornaments & Armaments [working title] : Exhibition/Publication funded by Arts Council England
2010 Museumaker Commission (with Lin Cheung) : Middlesbrough
2009 (ongoing) DWFE : Collaboration with Jimmy Loizeau and Matt Ward
2007 Alchemy Workshop : United Arab Emirates
2007 Alchemy Workshop : Yemen
2006-7 Commission : Florence Nightingale Sch. of Nursing and Midwifery
2005-7 AHRB Small Grant in Creative and Performing Arts
2004 Action-research project : Craftspace Touring, Birmingham
2004 Craftsense Commission : Bilston Craft Gallery
2002 Cleveland Craft Centre Collection Commission
2002 Jewellery Residency : Thorntree Primary School, Middlesbrough
2000 Artists’ Industry Placement : Modus Operandi
1999 Jewellery Quarter Pavement Trail : Groundwork Birmingham

Awards
2010 Jerwood Contemporary Makers
1997 Bankers’ Trust Pyramid Award
1997 Deloitte and Touche Award for Excellence
1995 Princess of Wales Award (RCA)
1995 Royal Mint Medals Prize (RCA)
1993 Victor Ludorum : British Jewellery Association
1993 Miss Emma Jesse Phipps Bequest (UCE)
1993 George Jackson Scholarship (UCE)

Conferences + seminars + talks
2013 Sheffield Hallam University : Gravity Series
2008 Kingston University : Talk
2008 Royal College of Art : GSMJ Small Talk
2007 Royal College of Art : Research Methods Course seminar
2006 Middlesex University : Talk
2004/5/7 Ravensbourne College : Talk
2004 How to create a happy living : LMU Seminar / Event – Paper delivered
2001 Talking about Talking : ACJ Event, London - Panel member
2000 ACJ Symposium : Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire - Paper delivered
2000 A Sense of Wonder : ACJ Conference, Birmingham - Paper delivered

Current teaching
2002 - present Senior Lecturer : Goldsmiths, London

Other employment
2005 - 2014 Tutor : Royal College of Art, London
2004 - 2005 Associate Lecturer : Central St. Martins, London
2004 - 2005 Lecturer : Regents Business School, London
1999 - 2000 Visiting Lecturer : Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury
1998 - 2000 Visiting Lecturer : Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester
1998 - 2002 Visiting Lecturer : Goldsmiths College, London
1997 - 1999 Access Fellowship Co-ordinator : Royal College of Art, London
1994 - 1997 Visiting Lecturer : Bournville College of Art, Birmingham
1992 - 1995 Hallmarker : The Birmingham Assay Office, Birmingham

Other academic-related
2013 ongoing External Examiner : Central St Martins
Programme : BA (hons) Jewellery
2008 External Assessor for course validation panel ; UCCA
Programmes: BA (Hons) / MA Contemporary Jewellery
2007 - 2012 External Examiner : Middlesex University
Programme : BA (Hons) Jewellery
2005 External Assessor for course re-validation panel : University of Sussex
Programme : BA (Hons) Product Design, Ravensbourne College
2005 External Assessor for course re-validation panel : UoA London
Programme : BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, Chelsea College of A&D

Work in collections
Bank Street Arts
Galerie Marzee
Cleveland Craft Centre
National Museums of Scotland
Crafts Council
The British Council
Royal College of Art