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After a short hiatus through 2018, taking time to get to grips with being a new parent, I returned to the studio and made a new artwork for an exhibition in Durham.

Encounter at Ustinov College, Durham – Exploring the encounter between climate change, nature and society.





‘Re-maid’ 2019 found ceramic and plastic bottle components with plastic spoon and paint


Craft Emergency 2016

This winter I’m exhibiting some recent ceramic works at Aspex in Portsmouth as part of…

Craft Emergency 2016: a biennial open submission group exhibition featuring recent work in diverse media by eleven makers;

Ben Branagan, Carol Hunt, Hannah Robson, Helen Snell, Jacky Puzey, Jessie White, Kate Haywood, Peter-Ashley Jackson, Sarah Brown, Sue Paraskeva, Tessa Eastman

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The Demise of Marion Tweedy (Episodes 1 – 6) Parian, mixed clay, glazes & underglaze pencil (2015)

My work as part of the exhibition is The Demise of Marion Tweedy (2015), a series of six meta-narrative ceramic figures providing a visual reinterpretation of the character of Tweedy drawn from her soliloquies in the final chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses.

Craft Emergency aims to champion contemporary craft by emerging makers from across the UK and beyond, increasing exposure for their work, and encouraging further professional development opportunities.

Earlier this year Aspex gallery launched an international open-call in association with  Making Space, Havant. Eleven makers were selected for inclusion in the show by a panel of judges including: Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions and Collections, Crafts Council; Lynne Dick, Director, Making Space; Thomas Appleton, letter-carver and stonemason and Joanne Bushnell, Director,  Aspex.

From the shortlist of makers included in the exhibition, one will be selected to receive the prize of a solo presentation of new work at the gallery in 2018, which will include a fee of £1,000. Previous winners have included letter-carver and stonemason Thomas Appleton and ceramacist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, whose show ‘Waldeinsamkeit’ previewed in early 2016.

Craft Emergency runs 25 November 2016 – 22 January 2017

a falling process

The following two photographs are homage/recreations of works by Dutch Artist Bas Jan Ader whose work I am analysing for my dissertation. These two photographs were taken in March of this year whilst in West Wales. In the distance is the most Westerly tip of Wales and seemed a fitting location to complement the discovery of the artist’s boat, found as it was off the coast of Ireland by Spanish fishermen in April 1976. Thanks to Hannah for taking these. The wild landscape of West Wales coupled with the experience of falling were both inspiring epiphanic. I will be analysing Bas Jan Ader’s use of objects and the body as object to explore gravity, emotions and process in his art. To the library, its time to write this dissertation.ImageImage

Peter-Ashley Jackson, ‘Fall, West Wales’, 2013

Published article

As 2012 draws to a close I am delighted to announce that my research from earlier this year has now been published. The article analyses works by artist and former Newcastle University Fine Art Student Mark Lancaster (b.1938) who studied under Richard Hamilton from 196-64. The works I analyse are a combination of the artist’s set exercises from the basic design course at Newcastle in the 60s and are contrasted with works completed by Lancaster after graduation.

The article is published in Volume 1, issue 3 of Visual Inquiry. The focus of the Journal is on arts education and celebrates the rich traditions of art making and teaching. The Journal is published by Intellect, an independent academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture. They publish scholarly books and journals that aim to provide a vital space for widening critical debate in new and emerging subjects.

You can purchase a copy from the website. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2346/

And elsewhere, I am writing a new blog in tandem with my studies at the University of York. The blog ispart of a group of post-grad students aptly entitled Strange Bedfellows, who write and reflect on the relationship between academic study and the creative endeavours of the individual. Catch up with my occasionally witty textual visions of life as a post-grad art student who has mischievously side stepped the shadows of art-making and entered into the academic world of art history scholars.

(update: the blog is expired + no longer exists)

As part of the blog I contribute a new or unseen work to complement the writing. Most recently I presented this drawing from memory of an arcade machine.

Parties arcade machine, pencil on paper, 21 x 15cm, November 2012

So as 2012 is nearly fully downloaded lets change the game cartridge and start loading 2013.

Spring arrivals

Spring is here and the latest additions to the Dysfunktional ceramix family are making their merry way out on tour for an outing to London. More precisely, these new works can be found at the Curwen Gallery at 34 Windmill Street (off Tottenham Court Road). The exhibition, a group show of small sculpture entitled ‘Small Form’, runs from 30 March – 21 April 2011

House (2011)

The recent exhibition ‘what condition our condition is in’ was a great winter blues buster; both well attended and received. In a break from usual ceramic works I presented two new paintings on found paintings alongside collage-photographic self-portrait work, altered postcards and found books

Peter Ashley Jackson's Dilema (2011)