DATE OF BITRH 13TH April 1969
1990 - 1992 Royal College of Art. MA (RCA) Ceramics
Kensington Gore, London.
1987 - 1990 Saffordshire University, BA Hons Ceramics (1st Class) College Road, Stoke-on-Trent.
My work is a celebration of the animal. I am inspired by many sources including T’ang sculptures, Netsuke, fossils and bones. My work is equally about the material, method of construction and quality of surface which are in themselves an endless preoccupation. The ideas for new work frequently come through the generation of drawings and sketch modelling, having visited zoos and natural history collections. I try to echo a positive and optimistic mood in my work, focussing on capturing the spirit and characteristics of the animal in clay.
1996 to present Self employed as a ceramic Artist.
1994 -1996 Artist in Residence at The Liverpool,Institute of Higher Education.
1992 -1994 Working from Hetley Road studios in Shepherds Bush, London
1996 - 1999 Ceramics Tutor, B Des Course at Liverpool Hope University College.
Ceramics Tutor, M.Ed Module, Introductory and Advanced.
1997 - 1996 Visiting Lecturer at Coventry University, BA Craft Course
1995 - 1996 Visiting Lecturer at Nene College, Northampton, Visual Arts Course.
1995 Pottery Teacher at South Warwickshire College of Further Education.
AWARDS & GRANTS
1994 Awarded a Crafts Council Grant
1996 Finalist in the Carroll Foundation Craft Award at Chelsea Fair
Zoe Whiteside has also undertaken many Private Commissions since 1994