Beatrice Galletley

Beatrice is a ceramic artist living and working in London. In 2013 she began her Foundation Degree at Kingston University and went on to study 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 objects that are multi-dimensional; they defy boundaries both physically and metaphorically.

Beatrice 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 categorise things and thus allowing objects to be seen in a new light. The ambiguity of these works defies boundaries and categorisation. Beatrice achieves this through merging opposing forms; including geometric and organic, playing with scale, manipulation of context, and colour, to create works that are suggestive and act as prompts.

Using process-based abstraction; she is able create playful and intriguing forms using techniques such as slab building and coiling. Whilst creating these forms the artist moves with the work, changing and pushing the material to its limit, giving a performative component to the sculptures.

Devils Advocate, 2021, glazed stoneware