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Selected collections:

  • The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas

  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

  • The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

  • The British Council Collection, London

  • The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

  • The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden ('Spin' in East Asian Inspiration, Room 3)

  • RIAN Design Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden

  • Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen

  • The Gosport Museum, Hampshire

  • The International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

  • Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • Contemporary Art Society purchase for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Temple Newsam House, Leeds

  • Auckland Museum, New Zealand

  • Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

  • Palais des Evêques de Comminges, Alan, France

  • Permanenten Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway

  • Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète, Boussan, France

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland


Selected solo and two-person exhibitions:


Selected art commissions:


Design industry commissions:



  • Surface Design Awards 2015, Winner of the Commercial Exterior Surface Category

  • Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010

  • Built Environment Award, British Ceramics Biennial,  2009

  • The Elle Deco International Design Awards 2006, international winner of the Tableware category

  • The BDI (Birmingham Design Initiative), Industry and Genius Awards 2005, Award for Excellence, Ceramics & Glass Winner

  • Elle Decoration UK Design Awards 2005, best in Accessories

  • The Elle Decoration and Observer Magazine, Readers' Future Classic Award, 2005

  • elit-tile 2002 Award, Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



  • 10th Fringe Film & Video Festival,  Edinburgh

  • 1st Wrexham Maelor Film & Video Festival

  • The British Short Film Festival (1995),  London


Art colleges:

  • 1997/99: MA,  Ceramics & Glass,  Royal College of Art

  • 1990/93: BA,  Art and Design,  Camberwell College of Arts

Selected group exhibitions:

2023: 'Perspectives', Petronilla Silver at 8 Holland Street, Kensington,19 October - 23 November 2023

2022: 'Wells Art Contemporary 2022', Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

2020/21: 'Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond', The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2019: ‘Mixed Display’, Marsden Woo Gallery, London

2018-19: 'In Conversation: 18th-Century Influences on Contemporary Craft', Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2018: ’Porcelain Plus', Køppe Contemporary Objects, Gallery R2, Søndergade 2. Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark

2018: 'Put it at Stake - Six Voices in Contemporary Ceramics', RIAN Design Museum, Falkenberg, Sweden

2017: 'Form + Motion', Cheongju Craft Biennale, UK Pavilion

2017: 'Roseberys Introducing Curious SE27', Roseberys, West Norwood

2017: 'Surface Explorers', St Luke's Church, West Norwood

2017: 'Putting it at Stake – Six voices in Contemporary Ceramics', Porslinsfestivalen Lidköping, Sweden

2017: Køppe Contemporary Objects, Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London

2016-17: 'Cross Currents: China Exports and the World Responds', Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2016: Køppe Contemporary Objects, Copenhagen
2015-16: 'Drawing'National Glass Centre, Sunderland

2015: 'Re- reanimate, repair, meld & mend', Bluecoat Display Centre, LiverpoolMany
2015: 'Many a Slip', invited artists juggle with the domestic symbol of ‘the cup’ - Curated by Alison Britton

2013-14: 'Horizon – Landscapes', Ceramics and Prints, National Museum, Oslo, Norway
2013: 'New Blue and White', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

2012: 'Blue & White'The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 
2012: 'Manchester Contemporary', Manchester
2012: 'Curious'
:  A site-specific art trail at West Norwood Cemetery, London
2011: 'Ting Tang Trash - Upcycling in Contemporary Ceramics', Art Museums in Bergen, Permanenten, Bergen

2011: 'Le décor est planté...', Manufacture Bernardaud, Limoges

2011: 'Award', The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

2011: 'Thinking Horizontally', The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2011: 'Prints and Transfers' - Drucktechniken auf Keramik, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

2010: (WCC-BF): Second European Triennial of Ceramic and Glass, Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium

2010: Korero and Hui Hua – Ceramics in Conversation,Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2010: Hands On: Design Brought to Life, Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London
2010: Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010, Jerwood Space, London, and UK and Ireland tour, 2010/11

2010: Bypass, New Greenham Arts, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Berkshire

2010: Ospiti Inaspettati - Case di Ieri, Design di Oggi, Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan, Italy

2010: Intersecting Disciplines, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London

2010: Medium Resistance, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, with Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious

2010: l'artelier céramique, Cité-Derrière 3, CH 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

2009: Art & Utility, West Wales School of the Arts Gallery, Carmarthen

2009: Non Object Ive, Lodz Design 2009, Poland

2009: British Ceramics Biennial awards exhibition, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

2009: Pressing Matter, Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009, South Korea

2009: Three by One: a selection from 3 public craft collections by Alison Britton,

Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

2009: UK to OK: Exploring Traditions in Contemporary Design, Price Tower Arts Centre, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

2009: The Revivalists, Contemporary Applied Arts, London 

2009: House of Words: Celebrating the tercentenary of the birth of Dr Johnson in 2009, Dr Johnson's House, London
2009: Object Factory: the Art of Industrial Ceramics, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City 

2009: Fragiles, Al-Sabah Art & Design Collection, Kuwait
2008: Tea’s Up , Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2008: Object Factory: the Art of Industrial Ceramics, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto
2007: Form and Tradition - Contemporary Ceramics , Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
2007: Func Art , drud & køppe gallery, Copenhagen
2007: Fragiles, Design Miami, Florida, and world tour
2007: 63rd Scripps Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, California
2006: a-mart , Ale & Porter Arts, Bradford on Avon
2006: In Production (part of the London Design Festival), T2, Brick Lane, London
2006: Breakers , PM Gallery, Ealing, London
2006: European Ceramic Context 2006 , Hjorth Museum of Ceramics, Bornholm, Denmark
2005: Materialize (part of the London Design Festival), The Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London
2005: A Great Mania: the Influence of Delftware , Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Idaho
2005: Flower Power, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005: Something Borrowed, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2005: 5 First, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2004: Wedgwood at 100% Design, London
2004: Resident Alien, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, Islington
2004: The Home Ideal Show , (Eshoda Arts), Hotbath Gallery, Bath
2003: Everything but ..., British Council exhibition, touring the Middle East and South East Asia
2003: The Vitrified Image, The Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, California
2002: elit-tile 2002 International Ceramic Tile Triennial, Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2002: Blue + White = Radical, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2002: Sleepers, The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, (part of the Ceramica International Festival)
2001: In-Print, Ferens Gallery, Hull, and UK tour
2000: Buildingcraft , Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
2000: Pattern Transfer , Spode Museum, Stoke on Trent, and Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
2000: New Routes, New Destinations , Rosenthal, Milan Furniture Fair, and European tour
1999: The Plate Show, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, and world tour
1999: Rosenthal, Royal College of Art, London
1998:, Inverness
1998: Off the wall ..., The London Institute Gallery, London
1998: The British Council, London
1998: Exhibitions of the Hot Off The Press Symposium, Kecskemét and Budapest, Hungary
1997: Fired, Harriett Green Gallery, London
1996: Hot Off The Press, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, and UK tour
1994: King Street Studios, London
1993: Against Nature (in collaboration with Richard Slee), Sight Specific Gallery, Arundel
1993: Ceramic Contemporaries , Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1993: Maastricht Biennale, Maastricht, Holland

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