Daniel Allen (UK)


Born in Sheffield, UK, Daniel Allen trained at Cardiff and was key in setting up the ceramics co-operative Fireworks Studio, where he is still based. His figurative ceramics range widely in scale and in their surface treatment, but all take direct references from the artist’s life and the world around him, and he often introduces an element of black humour. He will be demonstrating his work on a large scale hollow standing figure, built up with small sheets of flattened paperclay without the use of armatures. ‘The ceramic figures are my replacement, they allow me to perform and I have perhaps now a more captive audience than I could ever have wished for had I ended up following my true passion and working in theatre. The gallery is my stage.’

Date: October 18, 2020