Hilary Mayo’s ceramic work is an impressionistic response to place and experience. Specialising in hand building techniques with a focus on the vessel form, texture and surface decoration, she works from photographs, memory and observed detail. Finely rolled slabs of clay are subtly manipulated to lend fluidity to the forms, and surface details include mark making, impressed textures, mono printing and the addition of found objects, such as, nails or wire.
Hilary realised her ambition to be a professional potter following her first career as producer at the BBC. She is an alumni of the Arts Council funded Crafts Council Hothouse Programme, and in 2014 was selected for ‘One Year On’ at New Designers. She has exhibited at London Gallery, Flow, Ceramic Art London and has had three solo shows at New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives. Hilary is a member of the Crafts Potters Association and the Crafts Council Directory. AWARDS: 2017: Winner of the Certificate of Excellence 2017 awarded by The Arts and Crafts Design Award; 2014: Selected, Crafts Council Hothouse #4. Arts Council funded; 2014: One Year On at New Designers; 2011: New Designers. Show highlight: WGSN Home-build Life, the leading global trend forecaster; EDUCATION: 2011: HE Diploma in Fine and Applied Art: Ceramics, awarded by City Lit/London Metropolitan University; 1983: BA (Hons) History of Art and Design: Manchester Polytechnic, Buffalo State University, New York, The Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, New York, USA.