about

Statement

As an artist I have become increasingly difficult to categorise. I established myself as a major figure on the international ceramics scene in the 1970s and 80s. Then in the 90s I diversified my practice to include painting, sculpture and public art commissions, ending the decade as one of the three curators of the British Art Show.

My personal passion is for pattern and colour. I do not have a minimalist aesthetic. I believe that complexity can enrich our lives but should not overwhelm us. Each element within a composition should add to the overall experience.

In recent years collaboration has become an important part of my work, whether I’m exhibiting as an artist, curating, or working with architects. I believe that we can maximise both our individual potential and that of the project through teamwork. My background in ceramics has left me with a strong interest in function, and my approach to public projects satisfies this side of my creativity. The function could be aesthetic or practical, but one of the great pleasures of working as a team is the feeling that a brief has been understood and answered creatively.

Education

1969-1972

Royal College of Art, MA Ceramics

1965-1969

Wolverhampton College of Art, BA Ceramics

External Links

Teaching

2002- 2006

External Assessor, MA Sculpture Department, Slade School, London

Part-time Lecturer

1995-2001

Goldsmiths College, Textile Department, London

1982- 2006

Camberwell College of Arts. University of the Arts, London

1977-82

West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey

1972-1977

Portsmouth Polytechnic

Board Member

2015-

Art on the Underground, London

2001-2006

South London Gallery, Camberwell, London.

2003-4

Artes Mundi Prize, Wales

Guest Lecturer

2005

University of Brighton, 3D design and Materials Practice, Brighton

2004-2007

Royal College of Art London

2000

University of East London. Department of Education and Community Studies. Child Development Unit 1. Introduction to course.

1995

The Art Incentive Prize Foundation, Amstelveen. Master class and juror.

1995-1997

Sandburg Institute, Reitveld Academy, Netherlands

1986

Kent State University, USA

1985

Banff Canada

1984

Groningen, Netherlands

1982

Heusden, Netherlands

1975

Crafts Council Lecture Tour USA

Awards

2011

Welsh Artist of the Year, Drawing Award

1997

One month research fellowship, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

1983

British Council exhibition and travel grant, Japan

1978-9

British Council Bicentennial Arts Fellowship, USA

Solo Exhibitions
(exhibition catalogues indicated by *, e-catalogue indicated by **)

2020

‘Now and Then’, NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Wiltshire (e-catalogue here)

2017

‘Island Life’, Hull City of Culture

2006

‘Watching Trees Lounge’, Swansea Museum and Art Gallery, Wales

2003

‘every which way’, M2 Gallery, Peckham, London

1996

‘Blue and Green Should Never be Seen’, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

1995

‘The Decorative Sublime’, The Museum of Modern Art Oxford*

1994

‘Carpet’, The Spotlight Series, Royal Festival Hall, London*

1990

Leonard Street, London

1989

Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

1988

Kettles Yard, Cambridge
Riverside Studios, London*

1986

Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA
Bing and Grondahl, Copenhagen, Denmark

1985

The New Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London *
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales*
Artist of the Day, Angela Flowers Gallery, London

1984

Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1983

Craft Shop, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1981

Crafts Council Gallery, London*

1979

Hadler Rodriguez Gallery, New York, USA

1977

British Craft Council Gallery, London

1975

Sutton College of Liberal Arts, Sutton, Surrey

Group Exhibitions (catalogues indicated by *)

2020

‘COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects’, Ting-Ying Gallery

2019

‘Rear Window’, Masons Yard, London.A four-part exhibition partnership with Taste Contemporary, Geneva_Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin_Ting-Ying, Hong Kong
‘COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects’, Ting-Ying Gallery
‘The Size of Thoughts’, White Conduit Projects. London

2018

M²@15. APT Gallery, London*

2017

‘Things of Beauty Growing’, Yale Centre for British Art. USA

2016

‘Out There’, Historic England

2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. ‘Between Us’ wallpaper by invitation from Michael Craig Martin
‘Many a Slip’, Marsden Woo Gallery London
‘Bryn Ogwr’, Jacqueline Poncelet and Anthony Stokes, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Wales
Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room London

2014

‘Bryn Ogwr’, Jacqueline Poncelet and Anthony Stokes, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales
Carol McNicoll and Jacqueline Poncelet, Marsden Woo Gallery London

2012

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition by invitation from architect Chris Wilkinson

2011

‘Ideal Home’, Jacqueline Poncelet, Carol McNicoll, Sam Scott, Marsden Woo Gallery, London

2009

‘Between Metaphor and Object’. IMMA Dublin
‘Super Abundant’, Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate*

2008

‘Well Meaning Cultural Commodities’, Barrett Marsden Gallery
‘Golden Rain’, A project for ‘On the Edge’ at the Eigeroya lighthouse in Egersund By Michael Petry*

2005

‘Paradise Lost’, Carol NcNicoll and Jacqueline Poncelet, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London

2004

‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers Gallery, London

2003

‘Domestic Landscape’, Private gallery, Bath
‘Independence Show’, South London Art Gallery, Camberwell, London
‘30/30 Vision’, Crafts Council Gallery, London + touring

2000

‘Three Decades’, Crafts Council Touring exhibition

1999

‘Fabrication’, Norwich Gallery*
‘a stranger here myself’, Laura Ford and Jacqueline Poncelet*, Camden Arts Centre, London, Arnolfini, Bristol and Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
‘Bankside Browser’, Tate Modern, London
Home, private gallery, London
‘Off the wall and on the floor’, London Institute Gallery, London*

1997

‘Material Culture’, Hayward Gallery, London

1996

‘Private View’, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham
‘Take it from here’, CAS, Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery
‘Permission to Speak’, Arts Council of Great Britain, Worcester, Derby and Peterborough
‘Sad’, Gasworks, London

1995

British Art of the 80’s + 90’s, Weltkunst Collection, The Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin*

1994-5

‘Dad’, Gasworks, London and Winchester College of Art.

1993

‘Homage’, Small is Beautiful, Angela Flowers Gallery, London

1993-1995

‘The Raw and the Cooked’*, The Barbican Gallery, London
The Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
The Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, Wales
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
Musee d’Contemporain de Dunkerque, France

1993

‘Het Interieur’, Van Crimpen/Art and Project, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1992

‘Somatic States’, The Quicksilver Place Gallery, London and The Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norwich*

1991

‘The Abstract Vessel’, Cardiff, Wales*

1986

Blossom Festival School Art Project, School of Art, Gallery, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
Aperto, Venice Biennale.

1985

Max Protetch, New York USA

1984

‘Fast Forward’, ICA, London*
British Ceramics, Dienst Beeldende Kunst, Netherlands

1983

Jacqui Poncelet and Alison Britton, Westminster Gallery, Boston, USA
Britska Keramika, Czechoslovakia*

1982

Jacqui Poncelet and Alison Britton
Gallery Het Kapelhuis, Netherlands
Gallery L, Hamburg, Germany
Amalgam Gallery, London

1981

British Ceramics, Scharpoord, Knokke Heist, Belgium*

1980

British 20th Century Ceramics, Christopher Wood Gallery, London*
Ceramics, Poa Siu Loong Gallery, Hong Kong
British Ceramics Today, Octagon Centre for the Arts, Iowa, USA*
Jacqui Poncelet and Alison Britton, Gallery het Kapelhuis +
Cruit Huis Den Bosch, Netherlands

1979

‘Image and Idea’ British Council tour, Australia and New Zealand*

1978

British Ceramics, Gemeentelijk Museum, Princesshof, Netherlands
Figur and Gefass, Hessische Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany*

1977

British Potters 77, Graham Gallery, New York, USA*
Ceramics and textiles, British Council at Mehre Shah Gallery, Teheran, Iran*

1976

Seven in 76, Portsmouth City Museum and Arts Centre, Portsmouth*
Six Studio Potters, V+A, London*
24 British Potters, Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University,
Philadelphia, USA*

1975

Liberty’s Centenary Exhibition, V+A, London

1974

Ceramic Forms, Craft Advisory Committee (British Council Tour: Australia,
Switzerland, Poland, Sweden and Norway)*
2nd Chinichi International of Ceramics, Nagoya, Japan
‘Everyman a Patron’, Crafts Council Advisory Committee, London*
‘Outside Tradition’, Ulster Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland*
32 Concorsa Internazionale, Faenza, Italy

1973

Objects, Southampton Art Gallery, Gallery
Glenys Barton and Jacqui Poncelet, Crafts Advisory Committee, London
Sea of Japan, Kanazawa-shi, Japan
‘Europalia’, British Council, Brussels, Belgium
‘The Craftman’s Art’, Crafts Advisory Committee, V+A, London*

1972

International Ceramics, V+A, London

Public Collections


Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales
Arts Council of Great Britain
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, England
Boymans van Beuningen Museum. Rotterdam, Netherlands
British Council
British Museum, London, England
Chinichi Collection of Ceramics, Nagoya, Japan
Cleveland Museum and Art Gallery, England
Contemporary Arts Society, London, England
Cruit Huis, Den Bosch, Netherlands
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Glasgow City Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland
The Hepworth, Wakefield
Leicestershire City Museum and Gallery, England
Manchester City Art Gallery, England
MIMA, Middlesborough
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerde, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Museum of Victoria, Australia
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Paisley Museum, Scotland
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Reading Museum and Art Gallery, England
Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, England
Tate Gallery, London, England
Vestlandstre Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Weltkunst Foundation
Western Australian Art Gallery, Australia

Bibliography

2020

‘Now and Then’, Jacqueline Poncelet, New Art Centre, Roche Court, e-catalogue, 2020
‘British Art of the Long 1980s: Diverse Practices, Exhibitions and Infrastructures’, Imogen Racz, Bloomsbury

2019

‘Profile: Artistic Expression’ Ceramic Review Magazine, Emma Crichton-Miller, November/ December, Issue 300.

2018

M²@15

2017

‘Things of Beauty Growing’ Yale University Press.

2011

Michael Petry. The Art of Not Making.

2008

‘Golden Rain’ A project for “On the Edge” at the Eigeroya lighthouse
in Egersund By Michael Petry

2006

Crafts Magazine no.199 March/April 2006 review p.60/61
Building Design. January 13th 2006. ‘Art On It’s Sleeve’ by E. Knutt,
Didcot project

2005

Re Views, Black Dog Publishing
The Spectator. December 2005. Review by Tanya Harrod ‘Paradise Lost’
Re Views Artists and Public Spaces, Black Dog Publishing
Interview by Penelope Curtis ‘Attending to the Barely Made’

2000

Henry Moore Institute, ‘Essays on Sculpture 29’
British Art Show 5, Catalogue
Anatol Orient ‘The Pleasure of Stuff’. Ceramic Review No. 185
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Allan Chasanoff Collection. Charlotte. N.C., USA

1999

Tanya Harrod. The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century, 1999

1995

Philip Sanderson. Art Monthly no. 190 pg31-33, October 1995
Garth Clark. The Potter’s Art. Phaidon Press, London

1992

Women’s Art no.49, London

1990

Oliver Watson. British Studio Pottery. Phaidon Press, London
Artscribe no.7 London
Ceramic Review no.22, London

1980

H. Storr-Britz. Contemporary International Ceramics, Dumont, Germany
Crafts Magazine nos. 2, 3, 4, 10, 19, London
Decorative Art in Modern Interiors. Editor Maria Schofield,
Studio Vista, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980
Peter Lane. Studio Pottery, Pitman House, 1980

1975

Edward Lucy-Smith. World of the Maker, Paddington, UK.

1974

Eileen Lewenstein and Emmanuel Cooper. New Ceramics, Studio Vista
David Hamilton. Pottery and Ceramics. Thames and Hudson, London

Articles Written

2021

‘Folkestone Triennial 2021: six highlights from female artists’, Ella Alexander, Harper’s Bazaar (Read here)
‘Nearly Two Dozen Colorful Artworks Have Enlivened a Small English Town for the 2021 Folkestone Triennial’ Artnet News (Read here)
‘Folkestone Triennial is reviving the former resort town, but this year’s edition is hit and miss’, Alastair Smart, The Telegraph (Read here)

2020

‘Edmund de Waal and Jacqueline Poncelet — peace and disquiet’, Melanie Gerlis, The Financial Times
‘Jacqueline Poncelet – interview: Uncertainty is all right; it gives us an opportunity to look again and think again’, Veronica Simpson, studio international (Read here)
‘New Art Centre: Edmund de Waal / Jacqueline Poncelet’ Emma Crichton-Miller, The Design Edit (Read here)
‘Edmund De Waal/Jacqueline Poncelet, New Art Centre, Salisbury, review: contradictions and creepiness’, Lucy Davies, The Telegraph (Read here)
‘Jacqueline Poncelet’s Multiplicities’, Paul Carey-Kent, FAD Magazine (Read here)

2005

‘A new arts centre for Didcot’ Re Views, Black Dog Publishing

2001

Catalogue essay Jerwood Applied Arts Prize Ceramics ‘Made for Whom? Made for What? Made for Where?’

Ceramic Review

‘Familiarity and the face’ Glenys Barton, Ceramic review no.167 London
‘Beauty and the Beholder’ Babs Haenen, Ceramic review no.160 London

Public Art

2019-

The John Radcliffe Hospital relatives’ rooms and room for the deceased
Cleethorpes North Promenade Design for the shutters of Brown’s Café

2016-2019

The Marq, Rolfe Judd Architects, Crown Estate Development
Bronze gate, carved and gilded stone and a terrazzo panel

2012-2016

‘Settle’, Vesta development Cambridge
Four panels in glazed brick integrated into the façade of the buildings.
Commissioned by Hill for the CB1 Public Art Programme.

2014

South Meade Hospital, medical day garden, perforated screens.
‘Llarwydden’ and ‘Made in Britain’, a weaving project with Melin Tregwynt for Tate
Enterprises
‘Rewrap’ temporary work for St James’ Tube Station, Art on the Underground
‘Rewrap’ temporary work for the entrance to Edgware Road Tube Station, Art on the Underground

2013

‘Rewrap’ temporary work for the ticket hall at Piccadilly Station, Art on the Underground

2011-

Lead Artist, Accident and Emergency John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford.

2009-2012

‘Wrapper’ Griffith House BSP cladding. Edgware Road (circle line) commissioned by Art on the Underground

2006-2010

Queen Mary University of London. Humanities Building. Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Art Work for façade of building

2008-2009

John Radcliffe Hospital. Designs for film to windows in cardiac wing.

2005-2008

‘only here, only now’ Leicester, New Shires High Cross Quarter artist’s commission. Developer by Hammerson. 2006-2008.
Flitch Green Primary School, Little Dunmow Essex. Artist working with architect NPS designing and making work to be incorporated in the building. 2006-2008
Sunshine House. Child Development Unit, Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital Southwark. Artist working with architects AHMM, designing and making work to be incorporated in the building. Lift project. 2006-2007.
The Parish Church of St. Mary, Burley in Wharfedale. Consultant artist working with Dominic Williams of Ellis Williams Architects. Acoustic panels completed 2007.
Consultant artist for Leigh Park Crafts Initiative, Hampshire working with John Alexander Architects. Designs for 7 pairs of metal security gates for studios. 2005-2006.
Bonn Square Oxford consultant artist working with Graeme Massie Architects. 2005-2008.

2002-2005

Ipswich Crown Court. Hand cut rubber panels hanging in the windows of the public space Paul Morton. Austin, Smith, Lord Architects. 2003-2004
Holyrood House. Queen’s Graphics Gallery. Sand blasted glass screen between gallery and shop. Benjamin Tindall Architects. Designed 2002.

1999-2001

Didcot Arts Centre working with Dominic Williams of Ellis Williams Architects. Artist
on the design team 2001- 2008.
Ocean Music Trust. Workshops with the Kurdish community. Commission for the design and production of acoustic panels. Paul Jenkins Architect/Peter Mance, Mance Design and Architecture. 1999-2001.
The Hub. Sandblasted glass doors. Edinburgh Festival building. Benjamin Tindall Architects 2000.
The Hub. Terrazzo dado for the Edinburgh Festival building. Benjamin Tindall Architects. 1999.

Unrealised Public Art Projects

2011

Lead Artist Accident and Emergency John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford.

2007-2008

Dover Priory Station Forecourt. Proposal for sculptures and working with design team on the redesign of the forecourt to the station.

2005

Two designs for rubber panels produced by ‘Outgang’ a Scottish- based product design and development company founded in 2005.

2001

A13 Artscape. Pedestrian subway working with architect Tom de Paor. Design stage 2001
Banbury Museum. Concept design for work suspended under bridge over canal. Cancelled due to over spend on building. 2001-2003.

2000

Albert Hall proposal for mosaic. One of 3 short listed. 2000

Special Projects

2014

‘Craft Lives’ British Library

2005

Shaping Places, Bracknell. Kent Architecture Initiative working with Architect Neil Armitage, Brakenhale School and Fox Hill Primary School.
Art Changes Bracknell part of a team of artists working in Bracknell prior to the redevelopment of the town centre. Website: artchangesbracknell.co.uk

1993

Cirva, Marseille, France. Centre for research in glass. Initiated project into using patterned and plain glass to create high relief surfaces.

1983

‘Other Anatomies’ Crondene Press edition of ‘pop-up’ books.

1982

Bing and Grondahl Porcelain Factory, Copenhagen, Table pieces. 1982-5.

1976

Trails of special finishes to production ware 1976-1978

Exhibitions Curated

2020

‘The Other Side of the Coin’ New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire**

2006

‘Better Than a Bargain’ co-curated with Carol McNicoll, Christmas exhibition for The City Gallery, Leicester.
‘who let the donkey in? curated for The potteries Museum and Art Gallery Stoke-on- Trent. October – December 2006.

2002

‘Pattern Crazy’ Crafts Council. Co-curator with Carol McNicoll July-September 2002*

2000

‘The British Art Show’ one of three curators. Pippa Coles, Mathew Higgs and Jacqueline Poncelet.

1997

‘The Barely Made’ exhibition curated for the Norwich Gallery.