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Anita Groves

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Anita Groves - Ceramic Art

I joined the artists working at the Courtyard Studios in Irvine in 2011.

My work is primarily in porcelain, tends to be quite small and tactile, is sculptural rather than functional and is generally based on either animals, plants or places.

Each piece is hand formed and every one, though maybe following a theme, is individual. Most of the pieces are fired to relatively low temperature, then carved and oxides are added, before they are fired again to around 1280°C. I like the way that the oxides work with the porcelain to create a form that can be a combination of carved, scratched, drawn and painted marks.
Born in Telford, Shropshire: 1968

Studio Address:
Studio E
Courtyard Studios
128 Harbour Street
Irvine
Ayrshire
KA12 8PZ
email: anita.groves@sky.com

Education

1979 - 1986: Phoenix Secondary School, Telford, Shropshire.
1986 - 1987: Shrewsbury College of Technology and Art, Foundation Art Diploma.
1987 - 1989: Carmarthen College of Art, HND in Ceramic Design

1994 - 1997: Carmarthen college of nursing: RGN Diploma in Nursing

Employment

Summer 1987: Seasonal assistant warden at Shrewsbury Youth Hostel.
1990 - 1993: Self employed, running a small ceramic workshop in Carmarthenshire.
1993 - 1994: Trainee manager at Burger Master in Carmarthen.
1997 - 1998: Staff Nurse, Cardiology Ward, Glangwili Hospital Carmarthen.
1998 - 2000: Staff Nurse, Elderly, Medical Ward, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock.
2000 - present: Staff Nurse, Neurological Rehabilitation Ward, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine.

2011 - present: I have had a studio at Wasps Courtyard Studios, Irvine, where I have been making small, very tactile, individual pieces.

Exhibitions

1989: HND Diploma Show, Carmarthen College of Art
1991: Group Exhibition, Carmarthen Library
2008: North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition, Racquet Hall, Eglinton Park, Ayrshire.
2014: North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition, Racquet Hall, Eglinton Park, Ayrshire.
2015: North Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition, Racquet Hall, Eglinton Park, Ayrshire.
Courtyard Studios Group Exhibition, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.
2016: Courtyard Studios Group Exhibition, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.
2017: Art for Action Charity Exhibition, Essex.
Courtyard Studios Group Exhibition, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.
2018: WASPS 40/40 Vision: 40 Years of Wasps Studios, Kirkudbright Galleries , Kirkudbright
2018: Courtyard Studios Group Exhibition, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.
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