Angela Sidwell


2018: MA Design-Ceramics (distinction)
Manchester School of Art.

1999: BA(Hons) Art with English Literature
Chester University.



  • Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester.
  • York Ceramics Fair (CPA).
  • Ceramics in Southwell.
  • Joint Exhibition with Bridget Greenwood at Gallery 6, Newark-on-Trent.


  • Solo Exhibition at Gallery 6, Newark-on-Trent.
  • Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online.
  • Quarantine Craft Fair (online).


  • Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester.
  • Ceramic Wales.
  • Watermarks exhibition at the National Boat Museum , Ellesmere Port, with artists collective Markmakers.
  • Bursary – Craft Potters Association.


  • Manchester Art Fair, selected for the Manchester School of Art stand.
  • MA Show, Manchester School of Art.
  • London Road group show at Plant Noma, Manchester.


During this time my work predominantly consisted of public art commissions, artist residencies, exhibitions, school art projects and specialist workshops; working in wood, wire and stone.

I moved into ceramics in 2016 and have specialised in ceramic sculpture since 2017

Selected exhibitions and commissions:

2016: Book Tree (large oak tree turned into a book library) and wooden seating area. Commissioned by and for “Old Town Bloom Community Garden” Runcorn, Cheshire.

2015: Messengers and Promises. Joint exhibition with Kate Herbert at Ordsall Hall, Salford.

2009: Stone Heads. Three carved sandstone heads based on a Viking, Saxon Warrior and Ethelfleda – now sited at The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn. Commissioned by Halton Borough Council.

2009: Animal exhibition, Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire.

2008-2009: Art in Nature, Holywell, Flintshire. (Artist Residency).

2006: Alice in Wonderland inspired wood sculptures, commissioned by Halton Borough Council as a gift for their twin town in China, Tongling (now sited at Tongling).

2000 and 2003: Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail, Yorkshire. (Artist Residencies).