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.
Royal College of Art, MA Ceramics
Wolverhampton College of Art, BA Ceramics
External Assessor, MA Sculpture Department, Slade School, London
Goldsmiths College, Textile Department, London
Camberwell College of Arts. University of the Arts, London
West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey
Art on the Underground, London
South London Gallery, Camberwell, London.
Artes Mundi Prize, Wales
University of Brighton, 3D design and Materials Practice, Brighton
Royal College of Art London
University of East London. Department of Education and Community Studies. Child Development Unit 1. Introduction to course.
The Art Incentive Prize Foundation, Amstelveen. Master class and juror.
Sandburg Institute, Reitveld Academy, Netherlands
Kent State University, USA
Crafts Council Lecture Tour USA
Welsh Artist of the Year, Drawing Award
One month research fellowship, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
British Council exhibition and travel grant, Japan
British Council Bicentennial Arts Fellowship, USA
‘Now and Then’, NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Wiltshire (e-catalogue here)
‘Island Life’, Hull City of Culture
‘Watching Trees Lounge’, Swansea Museum and Art Gallery, Wales
‘every which way’, M2 Gallery, Peckham, London
‘Blue and Green Should Never be Seen’, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
‘The Decorative Sublime’, The Museum of Modern Art Oxford*
‘Carpet’, The Spotlight Series, Royal Festival Hall, London*
Leonard Street, London
Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Kettles Yard, Cambridge
Riverside Studios, London*
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA
Bing and Grondahl, Copenhagen, Denmark
The New Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London *
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales*
Artist of the Day, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Craft Shop, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Crafts Council Gallery, London*
Hadler Rodriguez Gallery, New York, USA
British Craft Council Gallery, London
Sutton College of Liberal Arts, Sutton, Surrey
‘COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects’, Ting-Ying Gallery
‘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
M²@15. APT Gallery, London*
‘Things of Beauty Growing’, Yale Centre for British Art. USA
‘Out There’, Historic England
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
‘Bryn Ogwr’, Jacqueline Poncelet and Anthony Stokes, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales
Carol McNicoll and Jacqueline Poncelet, Marsden Woo Gallery London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition by invitation from architect Chris Wilkinson
‘Ideal Home’, Jacqueline Poncelet, Carol McNicoll, Sam Scott, Marsden Woo Gallery, London
‘Between Metaphor and Object’. IMMA Dublin
‘Super Abundant’, Turner Contemporary Project Space, Margate*
‘Well Meaning Cultural Commodities’, Barrett Marsden Gallery
‘Golden Rain’, A project for ‘On the Edge’ at the Eigeroya lighthouse in Egersund By Michael Petry*
‘Paradise Lost’, Carol NcNicoll and Jacqueline Poncelet, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London
‘Small is Beautiful’, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
‘Domestic Landscape’, Private gallery, Bath
‘Independence Show’, South London Art Gallery, Camberwell, London
‘30/30 Vision’, Crafts Council Gallery, London + touring
‘Three Decades’, Crafts Council Touring exhibition
‘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*
‘Material Culture’, Hayward Gallery, London
‘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
British Art of the 80’s + 90’s, Weltkunst Collection, The Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin*
‘Dad’, Gasworks, London and Winchester College of Art.
‘Homage’, Small is Beautiful, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
‘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
‘Het Interieur’, Van Crimpen/Art and Project, Rotterdam, Netherlands
‘Somatic States’, The Quicksilver Place Gallery, London and The Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norwich*
‘The Abstract Vessel’, Cardiff, Wales*
Blossom Festival School Art Project, School of Art, Gallery, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
Aperto, Venice Biennale.
Max Protetch, New York USA
‘Fast Forward’, ICA, London*
British Ceramics, Dienst Beeldende Kunst, Netherlands
Jacqui Poncelet and Alison Britton, Westminster Gallery, Boston, USA
Britska Keramika, Czechoslovakia*
Jacqui Poncelet and Alison Britton
Gallery Het Kapelhuis, Netherlands
Gallery L, Hamburg, Germany
Amalgam Gallery, London
British Ceramics, Scharpoord, Knokke Heist, Belgium*
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
‘Image and Idea’ British Council tour, Australia and New Zealand*
British Ceramics, Gemeentelijk Museum, Princesshof, Netherlands
Figur and Gefass, Hessische Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany*
British Potters 77, Graham Gallery, New York, USA*
Ceramics and textiles, British Council at Mehre Shah Gallery, Teheran, Iran*
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,
Liberty’s Centenary Exhibition, V+A, London
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
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*
International Ceramics, V+A, London
Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales
Arts Council of Great Britain
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, England
Boymans van Beuningen Museum. Rotterdam, Netherlands
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
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
Western Australian Art Gallery, Australia
‘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
‘Profile: Artistic Expression’ Ceramic Review Magazine, Emma Crichton-Miller, November/ December, Issue 300.
‘Things of Beauty Growing’ Yale University Press.
Michael Petry. The Art of Not Making.
‘Golden Rain’ A project for “On the Edge” at the Eigeroya lighthouse
in Egersund By Michael Petry
Crafts Magazine no.199 March/April 2006 review p.60/61
Building Design. January 13th 2006. ‘Art On It’s Sleeve’ by E. Knutt,
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’
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
Tanya Harrod. The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century, 1999
Philip Sanderson. Art Monthly no. 190 pg31-33, October 1995
Garth Clark. The Potter’s Art. Phaidon Press, London
Women’s Art no.49, London
Oliver Watson. British Studio Pottery. Phaidon Press, London
Artscribe no.7 London
Ceramic Review no.22, London
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
Edward Lucy-Smith. World of the Maker, Paddington, UK.
Eileen Lewenstein and Emmanuel Cooper. New Ceramics, Studio Vista
David Hamilton. Pottery and Ceramics. Thames and Hudson, London
‘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)
‘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)
‘A new arts centre for Didcot’ Re Views, Black Dog Publishing
Catalogue essay Jerwood Applied Arts Prize Ceramics ‘Made for Whom? Made for What? Made for Where?’
‘Familiarity and the face’ Glenys Barton, Ceramic review no.167 London
‘Beauty and the Beholder’ Babs Haenen, Ceramic review no.160 London
The John Radcliffe Hospital relatives’ rooms and room for the deceased
Cleethorpes North Promenade Design for the shutters of Brown’s Café
The Marq, Rolfe Judd Architects, Crown Estate Development
Bronze gate, carved and gilded stone and a terrazzo panel
‘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.
South Meade Hospital, medical day garden, perforated screens.
‘Llarwydden’ and ‘Made in Britain’, a weaving project with Melin Tregwynt for Tate
‘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
‘Rewrap’ temporary work for the ticket hall at Piccadilly Station, Art on the Underground
Lead Artist, Accident and Emergency John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford.
‘Wrapper’ Griffith House BSP cladding. Edgware Road (circle line) commissioned by Art on the Underground
Queen Mary University of London. Humanities Building. Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Art Work for façade of building
John Radcliffe Hospital. Designs for film to windows in cardiac wing.
‘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.
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.
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.
Lead Artist Accident and Emergency John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford.
Dover Priory Station Forecourt. Proposal for sculptures and working with design team on the redesign of the forecourt to the station.
Two designs for rubber panels produced by ‘Outgang’ a Scottish- based product design and development company founded in 2005.
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.
Albert Hall proposal for mosaic. One of 3 short listed. 2000
‘Craft Lives’ British Library
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
Cirva, Marseille, France. Centre for research in glass. Initiated project into using patterned and plain glass to create high relief surfaces.
‘Other Anatomies’ Crondene Press edition of ‘pop-up’ books.
Bing and Grondahl Porcelain Factory, Copenhagen, Table pieces. 1982-5.
Trails of special finishes to production ware 1976-1978
‘The Other Side of the Coin’ New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire**
‘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.
‘Pattern Crazy’ Crafts Council. Co-curator with Carol McNicoll July-September 2002*
‘The British Art Show’ one of three curators. Pippa Coles, Mathew Higgs and Jacqueline Poncelet.
‘The Barely Made’ exhibition curated for the Norwich Gallery.