Arguilla Italy – International Ceramic Festival 2016

I had an amazing time in Faenza at the Arguilla International Ceramic Festival in September. It was a huge and varied gathering of ceramicists, ceramic demonstrations, companies specializing in ceramic materials and tools, and ceramics enthusiasts.

It was very rewarding to see my work in a high quality exhibition of crackling glaze pieces as part of the overall festival and to take part in this fabulous event. I had a lot of stimulating conversations with ceramicists from many parts of the world.

Ceramic student winner! Art on display: Inspired by V&A

One of my talented HCC ceramics students, Lesley Scoble, has been this year the winner of the V&A Inspired by… exhibition 2016.

Lesley commented: “I couldn’t have done it without Maria A Echenique as my tutor

Lesley’s sculpture, Walking in the Rain was selected by Victoria and Albert Museum curators as one of 90 new works of art and craft by adult learners, inspired by pieces from the V&A’s collections.

The works on display include textiles, fashion and jewellery through to sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and digital media.

Emmajane Avery, Director of Learning and Visitor Experience at the V&A said: “The exhibition presents an excellent, high-quality snapshot of creative practice amongst adult learners.”

Lesley Scobe and me at HCC ceramic studio

International Ceramics Mural: Let’s meet — Wroclaw 2016

I had the pleasure to be invited by the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, to participate in the International Ceramic Mural 2016, as the city of Wroclaw has been proclaimed the European Capital of Culture 2016.

This project is going to become a unique artistic installation which shall be an extraordinary proof of the ceramics worldwide unity with the collaboration of renowned ateliers, and distinguished artists from all over the world including Asia, both Americas, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, and Europe.


Tile for the Mural Let's Meet In  Wroclaw 2016

Tile for the Mural Let’s Meet In Wroclaw 2016

Glebe Rd Ceramic Winter Open Studio 2015

A good opportunity to come and see some of my recent works as well as the studio where the work takes place!

Come and meet acclaimed and emerging ceramicists, enjoy their original handmade pieces, buy original gifts this Christmas, and support Hackney artists!

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th from 12-6pm

Tableware and sculptural ceramics, lighting, jewellery, Xmas decorations, all accompanied by a great atmosphere and pies and spicy winter drinks to warm you up!

Surface – Exhibition at Aspex Gallery

Ceramic exhibition in Aspex craft and design Gallery, Portsmouth, Uk from the 4th of March until the 19th April 2015.

Surface showcases the work of two ceramicists exploring their differing approaches to producing colourful ceramic pieces. Both artists have focused on final outcomes while considering the processes, influences and material techniques used to create their work.

The exhibition runs from March 4 until April 19, and features the work of Maria Alvarez Echenique and Martin Snelling.


Visit the gallery Wednesday-Sunday and see these beautiful examples of two very different approaches towards ceramics.

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