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Bev Bell-Hughes   


Curriculum Vitae




1965-7 Foundation Course, Sutton School of Art.


1967-9 Harrow Studio Pottery Course under Michael Casson and Victor Margrie.


1969 Moved to Oxshott, Surrey - used a studio in the garden of Rosemary and Denise Wren and made traditional slipware and hand built works in porcelain


1978 Moved to North Wales with husband Terry to set up a pottery in Llandudno Junction



1969 3rd prize in the Ceramic Sculpture Competition organised by the Craftsmen Potters Association.

1995 Arts Council of Wales Special Award for research into rock structures and developing new work.

1999 prize winner £500 National Eisteddfod Ynys Mon.

2007 Arts council of Wales special project grant for a new studio to facilitate the making of new work for "Ceramic Art London", at the R.C.A.

1987 Ceramic Series - Aberystwyth Arts Centre.




1991 'Forming Clay' by Claude Frere-Smith and Paul Scott - Artists Newsletter North Wales Arts Association & Disability Magazine by Mary Roberts.

'Talking Pots' Aberystwyth Arts Centre publication, University of Wales.

1997 Ceramic Review # 166 'A Potter's Day'.

1997 Ceramic Review no. 166 ‘A Potters Day’.

1997 Exhibition catalogue written by Emmanuel Cooper.

2006 Collecting Contemporary Ceramics, Ruthin Craft Centre.

2007 Seventeen Prime Makers, Aberystwyth.



1982 Sutton College of Liberal Arts.

1983 Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno: Showcase Exhibition.

1984/5 Welsh Arts Council Touring Exhibition - St David's Hall, Cardiff; Newport Art Gallery; Wrexham Arts Centre; Theatr Clwyd, Mold.

1985 Oriel 31, Welshpool Maelstrom, Kingston-upon-Thames.

1987 Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Ceramic Series.

1989 National Museum of Wales, Cardiff: Showcase Exhibition 1991 Craftsmen Potters Shop, London: Showcase Exhibition 1992 Wrexham Arts Centre: Showcase Exhibition.

1995 Oriel Bangor: Showcase Exhibition.

1997 Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea

2003 Mostyn Art Gallery: special display in craft area

2005 Craft Potters Association, window exhibition.



1985 Arhus and Aabenraa, Denmark. Three person exhibition, Bridge Gallery, Llanrwst. Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno: Christmas exhibition.

1984 Welsh Arts Council - Touring Exhibition.

1987 Oriel Bangor.

1987 Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno: North and South Wales Potters.

1988 Booth House Gallery, Holmfirth.

1988 Oriel Cardiff: Christmas Exhibition.

1989 Taflen Gallery, Cardiff: North Wales Potters Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester: ‘Off the Wheel’.

1989 Aberystwyth Arts Centre - International Potters Camp: North and South Wales Potters Whitemoors Gallery, Shenton.

1989 Crafts Council Touring Exhibition, London . The Harrow Connection

1990 Smith's Gallery, London: A Handful of Clay.

1990 Formakin Manor, Glasgow: Women Potters Patrons of Pots, Suffolk.

1990 Aberystwyth Arts Centre: In the First Place.

1991 The Workshop Gallery, Chepstow: Landscapes of Clay Aberystwyth: International Potters Festival Exhibition.

Booth House Gallery, Holmfirth: North Wales Potters.

Newport Gallery & Museum: Platters of Plenty - North & South Wales Potters 1992 The Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre: West of Offa's Dyke.

National Eisteddfod, Aberystwyth: Arts and Crafts Exhibition.

Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth: Selected artists from the 1992 Eisteddfod

1993 Denbigh Library Gallery: showcase exhibition with Terry Bell-Hughes Aberystwyth Arts Centre: International Potters Festival Exhibition.

1994 Oriel Bangor.

1995 Aberystwyth: International Potters Festival Exhibition National Eisteddfod, Bro Colwyn: Arts and Crafts Exhibition

1996 Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon: North Wales Potters.

National Eisteddfod, Llandeilo: Arts and Crafts Exhibition 1997 Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon: Makers Guild in Wales Earth and Fire III - organised by Craft Potters Association.

Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth: International Potters Festival Exhibition Booth House Gallery: North Wales Potters Group Show.

Bloxham School: Craft Potters Christmas Fair Japan Exhibition, Tokyo: Mixed Craft from Wales National Eisteddfod, Bridgend: Arts and Crafts Exhibition.

1999 National Eisteddfod, Bridgend: Arts and Crafts Exhibition (winner) Aberystwyth Arts Centre, touring to Wrexham Arts Centre: Ceramics From Wales Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy: Mixed Craft Show.

2000 Harrow graduates, the first 10 years Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset.

Harlequin Gallery, London; show with Terry Bell-Hughes Rufford Ceramic Fair: Craft Potters Association.

Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon: The Rough and the Smooth Earth and Fire, Rufford Craft Centre.

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy: Christmas Craft Show.

2001 International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth: North and South Wales Potters Chelsea Crafts Fair, London.

Oriel Bangor, mixed craft show.

2002 Contemporary Craftsman Gallery, Monmouth The Are, Chester.

The Wylde Gallery, Monrose, Scotland Rob Piecy Gallery, Porthmadog.

2003 Potters Gallery, Conwy.

2004 Oriel y Bont, University of Glamorgan, Purchase Prize show Y Capel, Llangollen, First birthday exhibition.

2005 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London Earth and Fire, Rufford Craft Centre.

2006 Collecting Contempory Ceramics Ruthin Craft Centre.

2007 Ceramic Art LONDON organised by the Craft potters ass.

National Eisteddfodof Wales MOLD.

Aberystwyth "The pot the vessel and the object" fifty years of the craft potters association,touring exhibition to three venues.

Feile Clai Aberystwyth Arts'centre.Exhibition with Irish makers.

2008  "Formed" Sept  mixed exhibition. Contemporary ceramics  London

2009  Ceramic Art London  R.C.A.

2009 National Eisteddfod  Bala

The Royal Cambrian  Academy members summer exhibition

Makers Guild in Wales members christmas  exhibition

2010 April /May members show The Royal Cambrian Academy.

Crown Lane, Conwy.

Ucheldre Centre North Wales Potters members exhibition.

Artist of the Year Saint David's Hall Cardiff



University of Wales, Aberystwyth

National museum of Wales, Cardiff

Bill Ismay Collection, York Museum  

Mitzi Bales Private Collection, Paisley Museum Scotland

Wessel Jager Private Collection of Ceramics.


1971 Elected full member British Crafts Centre, London.

1971 Elected full member, of the Craftsmen Potters Association, London.

Member of the Makers Guild in Wales

Chair of North Wales  Potters  Ass

Joint chair of Disability Arts Cymru

Member of The Royal Cambrian Academy  Conwy

On the register for Artists in Schools Gwynedd and Clwyd.




1990 Residency, Canolfan yr Orsedd, Llandudno - Adult Training Centre, supported by Arts Disabilities Wales.

Arts for All Festival Bangor - multi media sculpture for people with learning difficulties 1991 'Ways of Seeing' Conference run by the RNIB at Aberystwyth Arts Centre - ways of making pots for people who are visually impaired.

1993 BP Re-vision - workshops for people with visual impairment integrated with other special needs adults. Students and sixth form students took part to make large scale tactile sculptures to explore by touch.

1994 Summer play scheme, Rhyl Library Arts Centre - creating an environment in the gallery reflecting ghosts of Rhyl, animation, shadow puppets, monsters, spiders, bats and all things that scare you in the dark.

1995 Artist in residence, Ysgol y Foryd, Towyn, Rhyl - seaside extravaganza ceramic mural project by all ages from 4-7, supported by Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

1996 Artist in residence, Ysgol Tudno, Llandudno.

1996 Festival by MENCAP and Gateway Clubs, Silver Jubilee, Cardiff - making sculptures with adults with severe learning difficulties.

1997 Artist in residence, Ysgol Bodnant, Prestatyn - ceramic mural of the school and children. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

1998 Artist in residence, Ysgol Melyd, Meliden, Denbighshire - ceramic mural based on the village as a lead mining community.

Artist in residence, Ysgol Santes Helen - ceramic mural  bass on The Dream of Macsen Wledig from the Mabinogion.

2 day workshop, Connahs Quay High School - making ethnic wall plaques 1 day workshop, Aberconwy School, with GCSE pupils.

1999 Artist in residence, Ysgol Bodnant, Prestatyn: Millennium 2000 project - ceramic mural made by 240 children aged between 3 and 7 years old.

'Touching Experience' - 3 day workshops in different counties in Wales for National Touch Reading Day run by the RNIB for people who are visually impaired.

2001 Ysgol Bodnant, Prestatyn. Curriculum planters - boxes for plants with all the school subjects on the side or related objects. Age 5 - 7 yrs .

2002 Bodnant Infants Prestatyn, Obelisk made in the school play ground to celebrate the birthday of the school’s centenary - made by all the children.

2002 Ysgol Deganwy - ceramic mural built in the school based on Maegwn Gwynedd.Made by all the children - 250 infants and primary.

2003 Ysgol Llanaelhaearn - ceramic mural based on the hill fort on the mountain above the school, the celts and druids TRECERI.

2003 Whitford Church School, Denbighshire - ceramic mural based on local history and lord Mostyn.200 children took part infants and primary.

2005 Community Hall Vestry, Capel Babell.Llanaelhaearn.

Various workshops done every year in Conwy with the Conwy Feast ,and also Conwy river festival .




2000 ZIPTV, River Patrol 'The Conwy'. A television programme run by HTV and presented by David Petersen.