Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

Rebecca Harvey

Rebecca Harvey (b.1970)

Rebecca Harvey studied at the Royal College of Art. Her pottery has evolved from her interest in 18th century Creamware and Japanese ceramics. A warm, soft satin glaze envelops the calm but strong forms in a smooth, rich, tactile surface. She was honoured by a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in 2005 and is a dedicated teacher. She is also known for her publications on glazes and ceramic tableware. Her work can be found in both public and private collections.

Polly Carter has a background in curating contemporary art exhibitions and re-trained in heritage horticulture when moving to Cornwall from Brighton in 2013. She has planted a Tudor knot garden and Medieval herb garden at Pengersick Castle in Praa Sands, is currently renovating the garden at Talland House in St Ives and is the kitchen gardener for Porthminster Café St Ives. She also passionately gardens a few secret and special gardens in the famous town.

Rebecca Harvey

Studied: Royal College of Art 2005 - 07, Cardiff College of Art 1994 - 97, 1:1.

Lady Charlotte Fraser, Royal College of Art 2006
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust 2005
Selected maker of the Crafts Council 2002
Professional Member of the Crafts Potters Association 1998
Suffolk Craft Society Professional Member 1997
International Giftware finalist 1997
Craft Council setting up grant 1996


Selected exhibitions:

'Part earth: Part flower; Painting with Plants and Porcelain, Rebecca Harvey and heritage horticulturalist Polly Carter', Belgrave St Ives,
Vessels of Influence St Peters Church, Kettles Yard, Cambridge
'Summer Exhibition', Contemporary and Modern' Belgrave St Ives

'Tea is Hot' Keramiekcentrum Tiendrchuur, Holland
'Summer Exhibition', Contemporary and Modern' Belgrave St Ives

'Ceramics and Tea' Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany

'Emmanuel Cooper Legacy' Contemporary Ceramics London

'Young Clay' Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Germany

'Young Clay' Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, Holland
'Yuletide: Modern and Contemporary Art and Design', Belgrave St Ives

'Crafting Excellence', Fortnum & Mason
Winter Exhibition, Belgrave St Ives

'MMXMAS', Belgrave St Ives
'Subtle Edges', Metropolitan University, London

'White' Leach Pottery, St Ives
Still Leben, Galeire Handwerk, Munchen, Germany

'English Tea Ceremony', Leach pottery, St Ives
'Teapot Tournament', Clay Arts Museum, Texas
'Bottles', Lawrence Arts Centre, Kansas, USA

Crafts Council Showcase, V&A, London
The Great Exhibition 2007, RCA, Kensington Gardens, London

Inax tile museum, Tokoname Japan

'A pinch of salt' Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
'Tablemanners', Crafts Council, London

Da Yu Xiao Hu California

St Ives Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Salzbrand, Galerie Handwerk, Koblenz

Galerie Handwerk, Munchen, Germany#
'Once In A Blue Moon', Mass, USA
Kettles Yard, Cambridge showcase

Contemporary Ceramics, London

Keramik Museum, Westerwald, Germany

'Miniature Perspective', Crafts Council, London
Joint exhibition, Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

International Giftware, Royal College of Art 1998

Contemporary Ceramics 2 London


2010 Techniques using slips A&C Black
2009 Ceramic Review Exhibitions Issue 235
2008 '500 Plates and chargers' Larkbooks
2007 'Remember take off toilet slippers', Ceramic Review Issue 225 May/June
2006 British Studio Potters' Marks (2nd Edition) E.Yates-Owen and R.Fournier. A&C Black
2006 The Ceramics Book an a-z guide to 300 ceramic artists. Ceramic Review
2005 '500 Cups': Ceramic exploration of utility and glaze. Larkbooks
2002 'The Glaze Book', Stephen Murfitt, Thames & Hudson
2002 'Salt Glaze Ceramics', Rosemary Cochrane, Crowood Press
2002 '500 Teapots' Larkbooks
2002 'Sensual Pleasures', Ceramic Review Issue 193 Jan / Feb
2000 'Potters' 12th Edition: Ceramic Review, Emmanuel Cooper
1999 Karen Ann Wood, 'Tableware', Crowood Press
1996 'Ceramics: Art and Perception'
1996 Contemporary Ceramics 2 V&A London