2020/2021 FRANZ Rising Star Project


Felicity Aylieff

Senior Tutor Research of Royal College of Art

Felicity Aylieff is the Senior Tutor in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London, her ceramics is held by a number of collections and museums internationally.


Since 2010 Lecture, SOFA, New York

Lecture: Chinese Whispers, Wheelright lecture theatre, Kirklees
Lecture: An Affair with Scale, Holburne Museum Bath
Lecture: China’s White Gold Contemporary Porcelain from Jingdezhen, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Lecture and Q&A International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth Wales
Lecture, Symposium- Casting Brilliance, Cheltenham Museum

Lecture Oriental Ceramic Society, London Paper: ‘Witnessing Change: the Jingdezhen experience’
Lecture – ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Chengdu University, China
Lecture – ‘Tale of Two Cities’, Museum of Modern Art, Chengdu, China
Symposium, Shima Kara Shima E. UCA/ Crafts Study centre Farnham, paper Crossing Frontiers’

Crafts Council ‘round table’ advisory discussion
Artist Presentation, Bath Arts for Bath Literary Soc
Conference CAA, Hangzhou, China – paper Chicken and egg - thinking through making, making through thinking’

Panel Discussion- the future of Crafts, Messums Gallery, Wiltshire
Conference Lecture, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, paper ‘ Conflict and Fusion’
Annual Guest Lecture ‘Why China’ –, COCA York Art Gallery
Artist Presentation, The Kiln Rooms, London
Symposium ‘Clay Matters, thinking and Exhibiting Matter, in Recent Art’ Scientific committee for the evaluation of submissions. MAD School of Arts Hasselt, Belgium

Lecture Historical overview of Fencai and contemporary translations, Jingdezhen University, China
'From the sublime to the perilous - making pots in porcelain' Presentation/Interview Discussion, Art Out Loud, Chatsworth House
Lecture- Art Workers Guild 11th Oct ‘Ambitions in Scale, working from a studio in China

Lecture: Emmanuel Cooper Memorial Lecture ‘Clay Matters’ Farnham
Lecture: Re-shaped, ceramics through time’ Christies auction house, presentation and panel discussion
Conference lecture and panel discussion. ‘Flourish’conference Crafts Council re challenge and opportunity

Other Projects

Presentation & Panel member, Inscriptions, Jerwood Space, London
National Commissioner for European Ceramic Context 2010
Artist in Residence, Royal Delft, Ceramic Manufactory, Netherlands
Selection panel for Jerwood contemporary makers
Commission Installation of 3 Monumental works, Doha, Qatar
National Commissioner for European Ceramic Context 2014
Nominator for Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize 2016.
Design Shanghai – designs for TOMIC product and surface designs
Masterclass- ‘Working with Scale, Leksland Sweden
Panel Officine Saffi International Ceramics Prize – Milan Italy
Masterclass- ‘Clay Matters’, Leksland Sweden
V&A lecture - Ceramics Now

Self introduction

Felicity Aylieff studied Ceramics and Textiles at Bath Academy of Art, graduating in 1978. She went on to teach at Bedales School in Hampshire for 4 years and then became a regular visiting lecturer at numerous colleges including Goldsmiths College, London before returning to Bath Spa University College (BSUC) in 1989 to lecture full time on the undergraduate programme. In 1993 she took a career break to study for an MPhil research degree at the Royal College of Art. In 2001 she was made Professor of Ceramics at BSUC and in 2002 was appointed Senior Tutor in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London where she currently lectures.

She has continued to have major exhibitions throughout her career, was shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize for ceramics in 2001 and is currently represented by Adrian Sassoon, Contemporary. Her ceramics is held by a number of collections and museums internationally, including the V&A, London, Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA, The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House and York museum.
Felicity Aylieff 現任職於皇家藝術學院擔任陶瓷與玻璃系資深講師,過去也曾在許多知名院校擔任講師,例如倫敦大學金匠學院(Goldsmiths College, London),探索與鑽研於中國陶瓷製作技術,辦理許多展覽,並在景德鎮擁有自己的工作室RedHouse,陶瓷作品更被許多國際收藏家與博物館賞識,包含倫敦V&A博物館(Victoria and Albert Museum)、美國波士頓美術博物館(Boston Museum of Fine Arts)與卡地夫國家博物館(Museum of Wales, Cardiff)。