EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
ONLINE SOLO EXHIBITION
THROWN CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS GALLERY
10th February - 8th March 2022
This online solo exhibition with the Thrown Contemporary Ceramics Gallery featured some of Peers' most recent works. Her new Danish collection was shown for the first time, made on her trip out to Guldagergaard on the Project Network program; as well as some pieces from the St Davids collection. The exhibition was a huge success with the founder of Thrown commenting:
"Cicely’s work is like seeing the world anew. A love for architectural materials and detailing, inspired from a very early age by her father, have led to a unique visual vocabulary which translates the world around us in an excitement of material, light and pattern.
"The sense of exploration in this work is boundless: celebrating ancient craft with modern techniques, putting machine precision in to human hands and, most recently, the chance of ash and smoke. Cicely has an envious ability to re-imagine and re-interpret that defies time and dimensions, paying homage while truly paving her own way.’
GULDAGERAARD CERAMICS RESEARCH CENTRE
Project Network Program - November to December 2021
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WINNER OF THE NEW DESIGNERS 'THROWN CONTEMPORARY AWARD' 2021
"Cicely Peer’s work is a stand-out example of how innovative machine processes can be used to re-interpret and re-invent – in the case of her work literally adding another dimension to what’s around us. These pieces have a presence which contains within it not only Cicely’s inspiring eye for detail but also her homage to the craftsman who have in turn inspired her. We are excited to see more of where such a mastery and refinement of these processes could take her – and in her exploration of place using these techniques, where she will take us too." The Judges were "Seeking out the next new name in contemporary ceramics. Aiming towards an online solo exhibition of the winners work in Spring 2022, the gallery is looking for proposals of what this collection could be."
NEW DESIGNERS 2021
Peers displayed her 'St Davids collection' in the New Designers showcase 2021.
FRED ALDOUS X MSOA 3DD 2021
Covid 19 restrictions meant that the students graduating in 2020 their degree shows were moved online... disappointed in the online alternative - the graduating students of MSoA's 3D Design course, 2020 and 2021 came together to produce a physical degree show celebration. Collaborating with the Northern Quarters art shop Fred Aldous. Peers displayed 4 pieces from her St Davids collection.
MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART DEGREE SHOW 2021
As well as taking part in the MSOA 2021 online degree show showing her 'St Davids collection' Peers was additionally shortlisted for the 'Design Writing Award' awarded to a student with "A dissertation, essay, or developed report which is both a fine example of research and an exemplary investigation of ideas relating to the field of design."
MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART VERTICAL GALLERY 2020
Exhibiting alongside her fellow coursemates in the vertical gallery Cicely presented these interlocking vessels, designed using a modular construction. The intriguing form and texture allude to the innovative and complex method combining 3D printing with slipcast.
MANCHESTER CRAFT AND DESIGN CENTRE 2019
A group of 3D designers set out to create a cohesive collection of products, inspired by the Whitworth Art Gallery, with an aim to pitch the end result to the Art Gallery shop. Their collection based itself on the distinctive red brick of the gallery its self. Through this they created Tumblers (Anne Hermon), Planters (Heather Gomm), vases (Elliot Gibson) and a pair of Salt and pepper shakers (Cicely Peers).
OXFORD BROOKES FOUNDATION 2018
As a millennial Cicely had always about self-esteem which in turn came with social anxiety. Inspired by Simon Sinek's video on 'millennials in the workplace'. She discovered social anxiety to be common in her peer group... blaming it on the world in which they grew up in. Wanting to make a difference, she designed calming objects to help suppress these feelings. 'Pocket Calmers' were tactile and sensory, small enough to fit in a pocket - designed for on-the-go relief.
A-LEVEL ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2017
Shadow Bars depicts a juxtaposition between the sanctuary of a bedroom and the isolation and loss of self suffered by Romanian orphans during the Ceasceau’s leadership. Working from scrumpled sheets made from fired porcelain clay, I used colour with care in order to depict the warm glow given by physical contact with others, alongside the looming perspective of the bars of prison-like cots. I have been inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, Anselm Kiefer, and Kristin Moran. The bed sheets sit abandoned on a windowsill. A diagonal line in the centre relates to my research into hugging and the joyous response of a small child running to be held.