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Phoebe Cummings studied Three-Dimensional Crafts at the University of Brighton, before completing an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2005. She has undertaken a number of artist residencies, in the UK, USA and Greenland, including a three-month Arts/Industry residency at the Kohler Co. factory, Wisconsin (2008) and six months as ceramics artist-in-residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2010).  Cummings was the winner of the British Ceramics Biennial Award in 2011 and exhibitions have included a commission for the Museum of Arts & Design, New York and a solo show at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu.  She was awarded the second ceramics fellowship at Camden Arts Centre 2012 and was the winner of the BBC Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017.


Jul 2017: Visiting Artist (Ceramics) Harvard University  

Jul 2016: CPD clay workshop for teachers, New Art Centre – Roche Court, Hampshire

Oct 2015: Visiting Artist (Ceramics) The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Bornholm

May 2015: Visiting Artist, (Ceramics & Glass) Royal College of Art, London

Mar 2015: Visiting Artist, (3-D / Sculpture) University of Brighton, Brighton

Dec 2014: Clay workshop for Teachers – Art & Design Conference, Entrust, Stafford

Oct 2014: Visiting Artist, (Ceramics) Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan

Aug 2014: Clay for Infants/Clay for Juniors workshops, Camden Arts Centre

Jun 2014: CPD Workshop for Teachers, Victoria & Albert Museum, London                 

Oct 2013: Visiting Artist – (MA Programme) Bergen Academy of Art & Design, Norway

Apr 2013: Creative Materiality: Aprroaches to working with clay – a symposium organised as part of a ceramic fellowship at Camden Arts Centre, London

Mar 2013: Public Lecture - Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

Feb 2013: Public Lecture – University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu

Oct/Nov 2012: Lecture and workshops (Sculpture), Slade School of Fine Art, London

2012-15: Schools Programme Clay Workshops , Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Feb 2012: Visiting Artist – (Ceramics & Glass) Royal College of Art, London