BIOGRAPHY
Please note: Key Exhibitions only:   * Denotes solo shows
 
1971 ‘Modern Ceramics 71’, Bradford City Art Gallery & Museum, Bradford
 
1973 ‘The Craftsman’s Art’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
 
1973 ‘Astbury, Shannon, Rowe’, Crafts Advisory Committee, Waterloo Place Gallery, London
 
1974 ‘New Ceramics’, Ulster Museum, Belfast
 
1974-77 ‘Ceramic Forms’, British Council Touring Exhibition, Europe
 
1975-76 ‘Ceramic Forms’, British Council Touring Exhibition, Poland
 
1978 *‘Marked Surfaces’, Crafts Centre, London
 
1978 ‘State of Clay’, Sunderland Arts Centre and touring Britain, Sweden and Norway
 
1979 *‘Marked Surfaces II’, Everson Museum. NY. USA
 
1979/81 ‘Image & Idea’, British Council touring exhibition of Australia and New Zealand
 
1980  ‘Clay Sculpture’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
 
1984 *‘Enhanced Image/ Chairs & Circles’, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, University College, Wales
 
1988  ‘Out of Clay’, Manchester City Museum & Art Gallery
 
1989 ‘Off the Wheel’, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
 
1993 ‘On the Edge’, Crafts Council Gallery, and touring to Aberystwyth Arts Centre
 
1993 ‘The Raw and the Cooked’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and touring Britain, Japan and France
 
1995 *‘Background’, Diorama Gallery, London
 
1995/96 ‘New Work in Clay in Britain’, Le Musee d’ Art Contemporain de Dunkerque, France
 
1997 *‘Skins’, Takenaka Corporation, Osaka, Japan
 
1999 *‘Pulse’, Diorama Gallery, London
 
2000 ‘British Ceramics 2000’, Grimmerhus Museum, Denmark
 
2002 ‘Different States’, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
 
2011 ‘POSTMODERNISM: Style and Subversion 1970-1990’  Victoria & Albert Museum
 
2012 ‘Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics’ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
 
2012 ‘Forty Forty’ online exhibition celebrating 40 years by the Crafts Council
 
2015 ‘FRAGILE?’, National Museum, Wales
 
 
COLLECTIONS
 
Mint Museum, NC, USA
 
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
 
ILEA Collection, London
 
Northwest Arts Association
 
Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery
 
Craft Council Collection, London
 
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
Everson Museum, NY, USA
 
Southampton Art Gallery
 
Rohss Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
 
Nakamura Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
 
T. Hellburg Collection, Sweden
 
Grimmerhus Museum Library, Denmark
 
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
 
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art. Japan
 
Tate Britain Library, London
 
Diorama Gallery, London
 
B. Place Gallery, Japan
 
Juda Collection, London
 
Hiroyuki Collection, Japan
 
Contemporary Arts Society, London
 
A. Blond Collection, France
 
Firth Collection, England
 
EKWC, Netherlands
 
Arizona State University Art Museum, USA
 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
 
W.A. Ismay Collection, York Museums Trust, York, England
 
 
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
1973 Tony Garnett, Films of ‘Contemporary Sculpture’, Focal Point Film Strips
 
1974 Studio International, Sept issue. Review 10 - New Ceramics, Ulster Museum
 
1978 Art & Artists, July issue
 
1981 E. Cooper, ‘A History of World Ceramics’, B.T. Batsford
 
1982 M. Casson, ‘British Ceramics’, Ceramics Monthly, February issue
 
1983 C. Speight, ‘Images in Clay Sculpture’, Harper & Row, London
 
1984 ‘Ceramica’, Vol. 18, May, Spain
 
1990 Crafts, July/Aug, ‘Space and Form’, review by Emmanuel Cooper
 
1992 Ian Gregory, ‘Sculptural Ceramics’
 
1993 Sunday Observer, 30th May, William Fever Review - ‘On The Edge’
 
1993 Ceramics, Art and Perception, No 14. Article by Martina Margetts, ‘The Raw and the Cooked’
 
1993 Time Out’ magazine, No 1190 - ‘Held Under Wraps’, article by David Lillington
 
1995 Garth Clark, ‘The Potter’s Art’, Phaidon
 
1995 Ceramics, Art and Perception, No 21, ‘Fired Earth - The Art of Paul Astbury’, written by E.Cooper
 
1999 C. Speight, ‘Hands in Clay’, 4th Edition, Mayfield
 
1999 Paul Astbury, ‘Document, A Body of Raw Clay Sculpture’, Blue Sky One Publishing
 
2001 Mark Del Vecchio, ‘Postmodern Ceramics’, Thames & Hudson
 
2003 Ceramic Review, issue 200, March/April. Profile - Paul Astbury ‘Other States’
 
2008 Charles Baile de Laperriere, ‘Who’s Who in Art’, 33rd Edition, Biographies of artists .......
 
2009 International Biographical Centre, Melrose Press Ltd, ‘Dictionary of International Biography’
                                                                                                            
2011 ‘POSTMODERNISM Style and Subversion 1970-1990’,  V&A Publishing
 
2011 Postmodernism - ‘The Last Post for Opulence? Michael Bracewell, V&A Magazine, Issue 26.
 
2012 Clark/Del Vecchio, ‘Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics’ Yale University Press.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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