Material symphysis

Universities, throughout the world, are keen to celebrate the achievements of their students. Material Symphysis sets out to examine a more constant and less transient aspect to Higher Education establishments, its staff. It is from the staff that styles and schools of thought stem and futures subsequently shaped. Links between the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) have been forged as a result of their prominence in the field of crafts. - Ashley Howard

Full Catalogue: Material Symphysis

Shima Kara Shima E - Ashley Howard and Risa Ohgi


A Collaboration between Ashley Howard and Risa Ohgi

. . .this new work, which Howard has thrown and Ohgi has decorated, stands apart, within its own strength – as if created by a single artist. Collaboration at its best. - Bonnie Kemske 2014

Full Catalogue: Shima Kara Shima E


Intimate humantiy

Ashley Howard reveals the language of drawing for Magdalene Odundo.

In this paper Ashley Howard discusses the drawing of Magdalene Odundo and how this relates to her practice of creating new ceramic vessels. The paper draws on the work of contemporary US writers and commentators like Richard Sennett and Mathew Crawford who argue the case for the intimacy of human involvement.

Full Article: 2011 Ceramic Review



ritual and setting

The presentation of a sequence of clay fonts on the floor of the Retrochoir in Winchester Cathedral marks Ashley Howard’s most courageous and physically demanding artistic project yet, and a very rare opportunity for audiences to engage with contemporary ceramics in new ways in this particular setting.  - Amanda Fielding

Review: Gareth Mason

Catalogue: Ritual and Setting

Ashley Howard and Martin Lungley Full Circle


Touring Exhibition of ceramics by Ashley Howard and Martin Lungley.

There is a pattern in the working lives of the two ceramicists Ashley Howard and Martin Lungley that recalls one of the chief characteristics of Thomas Hardy’s epic novels, which is the way the lives of the main characters interact. In an elegant narrative Hardy’s heroes meet and part, crossing and uncrossing, responding to various forces and pressures, but always finding themselves pursuing their own ideas and intentions – lives in parallel. Emmanuel Cooper.

Article: Alison Britton, Ceramic Review 2004 - Dead Ends and Possibilities: The work of Martin Lungley and Ashley Howard prompts Alison Britton to reconsider the role of the wheel in contemporary studio pottery.

Catalogue: Full Circle

thrown and altered pottery by ashley howard

Altered States

Ashley Howard investigates the complex language of the thrown and altered vessel.

Article: Altered States, Ashley Howard, Ceramic Review 2004

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searching and finding

Ashley Howard admires Kyra Cane’s new pots.

Article: Searching and Finding, Ashley Howard, Ceramic Review 2001