Approved: 30.08.2016

Martin Harman Art

Artist, Maker

Approved: 30.08.2016

About Martin 
Hello Welcome!

Read more ...




    Artist Statement

    About Martin 
    Hello Welcome!

    My name is Martin Harman, I am British artist based in Somerset UK creating ceramic sculpture, painting and NFTs. 

    Why do I create art? 
    Creating art lets me step back from the normality of society. It provides me opportunities to learn and explore human potential. 
    The experience of family members passing got me thinking about the nature of reality. It made me realise life is short and that I should make the most out of this life. It got me asking questions. 

    What inspires me? 
    The Historic English Heritage monument Stonehenge in the UK inspires my art.

    Its purpose remains in question. It forces myself to be curious, to learn anew and reflect upon existence. It invites me to think about, belief, spirituality, space, time, reality, imagination, society, life experience, human potential and the desire to ask questions about the universe I am living in.

    What is my Art?
    I do not intend to create art that looks like Stonehenge . I use this as a foundation to generate ideas to inform the creation of art to evoke new meaning to you.

    My art could be seen as an escapism from reality, however there can also be elements recognisable or symbolic to the human experience.

    What is my purpose?
    My purpose is to create art that invites you to be immersed by curiosity, and new experiences. I would like my art to become part of you life as life is full of questions.

    For a behind the scenes look at what is going on feel free to follow my social media channels @

    Instagram: martinharmanart

    Facebook: martinharmanart

    Twitter: martinharmanart

    Youtube: Martin Harman Art TV

    CV & Education

    CV (Made up to 22/9/2022)
    Martin Harman

    MA Ceramics, UWIC Cardiff School of Art and Design, UK

    BA, Three Dimensional Design Ceramics, UCA, Farnham, UK  

    Solo Exhibitions

    Online Virtual Exhibitions 

    Curiosity Virtual Gallery (permanent space) curated by Martin Harman at
    2021  Space and Contemplation, curated by Martin Harman at

    2019  Crossing Space, Hours, Bristol, UK
    2017  Reimagining Stonehenge, Workers Gallery, Porth Wales UK

    Group Exhibitions  

    Online Virtual Exhibitions 
    Opening, curated by Sergio Gomez at 

    UK & Europe

    Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, UK

    Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition 2022, Salisbury Arts Center, UK

    Faenza Art Ceramic Centre, Italy (Residency) Exhibition

    Art for Real First Edition. Boomer Gallery, Tower Bridge London UK

    A.I.R. Vallauris Exhibition, Chapelle de la Misericorde, France.
    ?Bath Society of Artists 116th Annual Open Exhibition, The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
    A-Z Online Exhibitions R-Resistance curated by Richard White, 44 AD Artspace, Bath, UK

    Polodango Virtual Art Exhibition, UK
    Bone China Symposium, Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania
    The art of communication in the commonwealth, 44 AD Artspace, Bath, UK

    Polodango 2019 Art Exhibition, UK.
    The London Ultra, Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
    Symposium Exhibition at the Kapolna Gallery, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary 
    Bath society of artists 114th Annual Open Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
    Exhibit Here's Hope Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK

    The London Ultra 2018, Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK
    Group Exhibition at XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Germany.
    IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018, National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova
    Drawing Through Clay, Bath Spa University Sion Hill Campus, Bath UK
    Sites Unseen, Studio 11, Kingston Upon Hull, UK 
    Ways of Seeing, Hours Gallery, Bristol, UK

    Millfield Summer Show 2017, The Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, UK
    Summer Open Exhibition Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
    Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, London, UK

    WAC Wells Art Contemporary, The Bishop's Palace, Wells, UK
    Blackwells Art & Poster Shop, Oxford, UK
    Breath of Fresh Air, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge, UK
    Inner Connections, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.

    East Meets West, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, UK
    Open Ceramics 2015, Sailsbury Arts Centre, UK
    CLUJ International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania.
    International Triennial of Ceramics UNICUM 2015, National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova
    Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham, UK
    Transformation, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK

    30th Annual Open Exhibition??, CGP London, UK
    Wells Art Contemporary, Wells and Mendip Museum, UK
    Materiality, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK
    Fringe Art Bath Open Prize, UK

    161st Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol, UK
    The Competitive Exhibition of the 8th International Biennial of Ceramics presented by the City of Kapfenberg, Cultural Center,  Austria

    53 Degrees North, The New School House Gallery, York, UK 
    Great Summer Exhibition, Butetown History & Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK

    Asia & Australia 
    IAC Members Exhibition New Orientalia, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    IAC Members Exhibition-Free Expression, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

    ICMEA 2016 Emerging artists competition, International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China
    30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Australia
    Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    Chun Tao (Spring Ceramics), Mad L Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    The Human Condition, MADL (mixed Art Design Life), Taipei, Taiwan


    Bath Art Fair, Bath, UK


    Bath Art Fair, Bath, UK

    Made by Hand, City Hall Cardiff, UK
    Top Drawer Craft, Olympia, London, UK

    Ceramic Art York, Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery, UK
    The Other Art Fair Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

    Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
    Bristol First Collective, who purchased his sculpture Juxtaposed at the 161stAnnual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy,Bristol, UK
    Public Collections

    • Spherical Contrasts 1 – Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Faenza, Italy.
    • Spherical Contrasts 2 and 3 – International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy.
    • The Relics of Vallauris “Relic 2” - Collection of A.I.R Vallauris, France3
    • Ceramic Painting Exploration 1 and 2 and Bubble Stack - Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum) Lithuania
    • The flies eggs, Wax on, Stone effect - International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
    • Escape - The National Museum of Slovenia
    • Circle Cluster and Od-toed Ungulate- Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Sweet Tooth, Honey on the Water and Night as Day - XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild 2018, Germany
    • Solitude - New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    • QQ  - International Ceramic Art Museum, China
    • Hypnagogia - Cluj Art Museum, Romania 
    • Juxtaposed - Bristol First Collective, Bristol
    • Sunrise - The National Museum of Slovenia


    Residencies & Symposiums

    Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Italy (Residency)

    Cove Park, Scotland

    A.I.R Vallauris 2021, France. (Residency)

    Bone China Symposium, Department of Ceramics and Porcelain of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts, with exhibition at Kaunas Picture Gallery of M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania. (Invited guest)

    Symposium at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary. (Invited guest) 

    Cross-cultural Identity Through Clay, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. (Residency)
    XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Römhild, Germany. (Invited guest) 

    Drawing Through Clay Bundanon Trust, Bundanon, New  South Wales, Australia. (Residency?)

    Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark. (Residency)

    Attended: ISCAEE, Ceramic Biennial, Incheon, South Korea, ceramic artwork exhibited.

    Attended: ISCAEE, Ceramic Biennial, Kenya, ceramic artwork exhibited at the National Museum


    Presentation: "Exploring the Potential of a Virtual Gallery" at IAC Congress 2022, Geneve Slwitslaand at the International Conference Centre Geneva

    Presentation: Symposium, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

    Presentation: XI International Ceramics Symposium Römhild, Glücksburg Castle, Römhild, Germany 

    Presentation and demonstration: National Taiwan University of Arts

    The Relationship between Research and Practice, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

    The Relationship between Research and Practice, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

    Ceramics Ireland Issue 42 2018 p48, 49 

    International Contemporary Artists Vol Xl, p372

    The World of Interiors, February, Design Report, p148

    Aesthetica-The Art & Culture Magazine, December/January, Issue 50 artists' directory, p141