Born in Somerset, Sam Bakewell studied at UWIC Cardiff before completing an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2011. Now based in London, he is a member of Studio Manifold, working predominantly in clay and in a variety of approaches. Having won the British Ceramic Biennial in 2015, he is currently working on a series of wooden objects for the Jerwood Makers Open in June, and his Biennial Award show in September.


2016       Group Show, Corvi-Mora, London
2015       Award, British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on Trent, UK
                Many a Slip, Curated by Alison Britton, Marsden Woo Gallery, London
2012       When I Woke, Curated by Claire Curneen & Lowri Davis, Llantarnam Grange Arts
                Centre, Cwmbran, Wales
2011       Into the Wild, Smiths Row Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
2010       Be-Head, Andipa Gallery, London, UK
                Out of Practice, Siobhan Davies Studios, London
2009       Award, British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on- Trent
2008       Eisteddfod Visual Arts Exhibition, Cardiff
                Art Exchange: Arlington Cwmbran, Lee Arts Arlington Virginia, USA
                Porcelain – Ritual & Process, DRAWinternational, Caylus, FR
                Ten Years On – Fireworks Clay Studios, Leicester City Gallery
                Oriel Myrddin, Camarthen, Wales
2007       Porcelain – Ritual & Process, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Wales
2006       White Spirit, Manufacture Bernardaud, Limoges, France
                Prospects – Ten Artists in Clay, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
2005       Figuring Narratives, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

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Photo credit: Ben McKee