Beatrice Galletley is a ceramic artist living and working in London. In 2013 she began her Foundation Degree at Kingston University and went on to study for her BA in Fine Art at Newcastle University (2014-2018). Beatrice has recently completed a two-year MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art. At the RCA, she became particularly inspired by multi-dimensional objects; they defy boundaries both physically and metaphorically.
Beatrice’s ceramic works engage with her direct and intuitive approach to her practice. Rooted in her deep fascination with objects in a state of flux, these works challenge our existing perception of the world by defying our need to categorize things, thus allowing objects to be seen in a new light. The ambiguity of these works defies boundaries and categorization. Beatrice achieves this through merging opposing forms, including geometric and organic, playing with scale, manipulation of context and color, to create works that are suggestive and act as prompts.
Using process-based abstraction, she creates playful and intriguing forms using slab building and coiling techniques. While creating these forms, the artist moves with the work, changing and pushing the material to its limit, giving a performative component to the sculptures.
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