Aimee Lax

Personal statement

Aimee Lax is an artist based at Stroud Valleys Artspace, Gloucestershire, and completed her MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art in May 2005.

She makes sculpture that can exist in a variety of environments, often made in components that transform and change through installation. Her sculptures and installations are attractive yet disturbing and stand to discuss our endeavours to create and exist in a world of what she terms 'artificial nature'. The materials she uses are vital to this discourse. She uses porcelain for its purity, symbolism, fragility and strength, often mixing this with everyday materials, silicone rubber, latex, the ready-made/found object, other clays, glass, metals and concrete.

Permanent collections include the V and A. She was commissioned by IKON gallery, Birmingham in 2008 to make a permanent sculpture for a city school playground and in the same year she received a Crafts Council Development Award. She was the first Darbyshire Award winner in 2007.

In summer 2007 she took part in a Creative residency at The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, with support from the Royal Over-Seas League.

She was also selected for the Trophy commission for the ROSL Annual Music Competition in June 2005.

In 2006 She was selected by Alun Graves of the V and A to represent Britain's young artist under 30, in European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark.

In collaboration with Sir Terence Conran and partners, she was commissioned to design and make porcelain peace doves for The Imperial War Museum's 'Peace Garden' at Chelsea Flower Show 2005.

She was also awarded the Charlotte Fraser Prize at her Royal College of Art interim show in November 2004.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Royal College of Art
  • BA(Hons) Bath Spa University

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