I'm Gail Fox and I have been an artist for over 40 years. For 30 years I worked as a ceramic artist and now as a 2D collage artist. My new collage work is already featured in private collections in the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Australia and New York, USA.
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I have undertaken many commissions. Please email me to discuss your requirements.
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First Class Hons BA in Ceramics
Central School of Art and Design, London 1977 to 1980
Foundation Course, Hornsey School of Art, London 1976-1977
Born in 1955 in London, now living in York, UK
My main career was as a ceramic artist for 30 years (there are a few pictures of my pots at the bottom of this website) but over the last eight years I have focused on drawing and more recently abstract collages.
2014 to present
The collages are explorations of juxtapositions, composition and colour, made from painted or found papers. They begin in a spontaneous way. The task then is to try to organise and distil the elements into something with a sense of harmony. My aim is to have plenty of interest in the detail as well as an overall cohesiveness.
The whole process is about tweeking and adjusting. It relies on intuition about what seems visually right. It is a process of adding to and taking away, a little more of this, a little less of that. It’s a bit like adjusting a recipe until you know the taste is right.
Hopefully after the struggle, something emerges that has a beauty, a sense of resolution and balance.
1980 to 2010
Hand built coil pots.
Commissioned to make ten pots for Bruce Oldfield, fashion designer
Commissioned by Tricia Guild of Designers Guild to design a range of pots for Next Interior that were mass produced.
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Long Street Gallery, Tetbury
Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Harwood Gallery, New Kings Road, London
Designers Guild, Kings Road, London
J K Hill Gallery,London
Anatol Orient, London
Chelsea Crafts Fair,London
Direct Design Show, London
Charlotte Henig Gallery, Germany
Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate
The Rostra Gallery, Bath
York City Art Gallery
Shipley Art Gallery
Gateshead Library Gallery
Stephen Joseph Theatre Gallery, Scarborough
1980 to 1984
Set up and ran a ceramics business decorating white china with torn colourful collage enamel transfer designs.
Worked with Sarah Grosse and Amanda Campbell-Gold.
2007 to 2010
Worked with Anne Hutchison to develop a subscription website for primary schools offering drawing projects, photo library and hundreds of art projects all linked to the National Curriculum.
Together with Anne Hutchison, set up and ran York Open Studios from 2002 to 2009 with many helpers. Now in its 18th year and run by a brilliant new committee that carry on the good work.
2000 to 2012
Designed and ran numerous art projects working with clay in many York primary schools.