Jessica Harrison

RSA (Elect)



Lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland


Professional Membership

Academician (Elect) of the Royal Scottish Academy


PhD (Sculpture)
University of Edinburgh 2007 - 2013

MFA (Sculpture)
Edinburgh College of Art 2005 - 2007

1st Class MA (Honors) Fine Art
University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh College of Art 2000 - 2005


Solo Shows:

Pink, Green, Blue and Black, 2016, Galerie LJ, Paris

Broken, 2014, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh 

FLASH, 2014, Galerie LJ, Paris

00:09:34, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh  

Broken, 2011, Jealous Gallery, London


Selected Group Shows:


The Precious Clay: Porcelain in Contemporary Art, Museum of Royal Worcester, Worcester [UK]

Woman's Hour Craft Prize, Rheged Centre, Penrith [UK]

Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn [CH]

RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh [UK]

Material Earth: myth, material and metamorphosis, Messums Wiltshire, Salisbury [UK]

Jerwood Makers Open, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey [UK]; Pier Arts Centre, Orkney [UK] - touring exhibition


Figurinens Fortællinger, Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, Middelfart [DK]

Urnen, European Ceramic Workcentre, Oisterwijk [NL]

Jerwood Makers Open, Jerwood Space, London [UK]

Women Artists: The Female Gaze, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester [UK]

PRINTS, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh [UK]

Un Bal Masqué. XVIIE Siècle et art Contemporain, Le Chateau de Nyon, Switzerland [CH]

Pray:Cherishing Life, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Yeoji World Ceramic Gallery, Korea [KR]

RSA Annual exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh [UK]

Between Poles and Tides, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh [UK]


Open Storage, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh [UK]

Nova Scotia, Hilbertraum, Berlin [DE]

Sexy Ceramics, Keramiekmuseum Princesshof, Leeuwarden [NL]

ArtCrush, Casterline|Goodman Gallery, Aspen [US]

RSA Annual exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh [UK]

Ceramix, La Maison Rouge, Paris [FR]

Desire, Belger Arts Centre, Kansas City [UK]


Ceramix, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht [NL]

Polar Twins, The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh [UK]

Dismaland, The Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare [UK]

SWEET 18, Kasteel d'Ursel, Bornem [BE]

Fractured Fairytales, Jealous East, London [UK]

Mirroring - Drawing, Aando Fine Art, Berlin [DE]


Intangible Beauty, Kasher|Potamkin, New York [US]

XIII International Biennale of Vallauris, Maison des Quartiers, Vallauris [FR]

Estivale 2014, Galerie LJ, Paris [FR]


In Perspextive, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh [UK]

Body & Soul: contemporary international ceramics, Museum of Art and Design, New York [US]

SLICE, The Whiskey Bond, Glasgow [UK]

Print Process, Glue Factory, Glasgow [UK]


Carving in Britain from 1910 to Now, The Fine Art Society, London [UK] 

Interesting Times, Botanic Gardens, University of Leicester, Leicester [UK]

Wicc Imb Wicc - Images of the self, Upper Galleries, St James Cavalier, Valetta, Malta [MT]

Jessica Harrison/Atsuo Okamoto, Project Space @ Art First, London [UK]

Visual Art Scotland, [invited artist], Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh [UK]


Sensory Worlds, Inspace, Edinburgh [UK]

Industrial Aesthetics: Environmental influences on recent art from Scotland, Hunter College, New York [US]

International Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle [UK]

HEY! Modern art et Pop culture, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris [FR]

IMPULSEAando Fine Art, Berlin [DE]

WhitelinesWhitespace, Edinburgh [UK]

Object-Orientation, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California [US] 


UK Young Artists, University of Derby, Derby [UK]

Make Room, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands [UK]

Milestone, Cass Sculpture Park, West Sussex [UK]

OtherwiseNaked State Gallery, Brussels [BE]

Lithos Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin [IR]

MilestoneThe Pier Arts Centre, Orkney [UK]

MilestoneYorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield [UK]


As We Speak, part of Glasgow International Festival, Market Gallery, Glasgow [UK]

The Reckoning: Part Two, Kings ARI, Melbourne [AU]

MILESTONE, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh [UK]

The Reckoning: Part One, Sierra Metro, Edinburgh [UK]

From Blackadder to Borland: Scottish Women Printmakers, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester [UK]

5 Scottish Print Studios, Center for Contemporary
Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut [UK]

The Golden Record: Sounds of the Earth, Lincoln The Collection, Lincoln [UK]

Sketch Show, Jealous Gallery, London [UK]

Symmetry, Black church Original Print Gallery, Dublin [IR]


DIRTY FINGERS, St. Mauritius Pfarrsaal, Koln [DE]

THE GOLDEN RECORD, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh [UK]

Big Things on the Beach, Portobello, Edinburgh [UK]

MOTHER'S RUIN, StolenSpace, London [UK]

REVEAL, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh [UK]


SURVEY, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh [UK]

Edinburgh Printmakers New Commissions, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh [UK]

ARTfutures, The Bloomberg Space, London [UK]


GREATER THAN EVER, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock [UK]

Brave Art 06, Atlantis Gallery, London [UK]

MAGAZINE 06, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh [UK]

Unnatural Selection, Shrewsbury Gallery & Museum, Shrewsbury [UK]

Works on Paper, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh [UK]



Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden [NL]

The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh [UK] 

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester [UK]

The Royal Scottish Academy Collection, Edinburgh [UK]

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall [UK] 

Fingal County Public Art Collection, Fingal [IR]


Artist-in-Residence, 2017, European Ceramic Workcentre, Oisterwijk [NL]

Artist-in-Residence, 2015, European Ceramic Workcentre, Oisterwijk [NL]

Crossings Residency, 2013, The Sidney Nolan Trust, The Rodd, Presteigne [UK]

Feelystone Artist-in-Residence, 2010, Feelystone stone works, Boyle [IR]

International Lithography Artist-in-Residence2008, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin [IR]



Craft Pottery Charitable Trust Annual Award, 2017, Craft Pottery Charitable Trust

Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award, 2016, East Lothian Council/Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland Open Project funding, 2015, Creative Scotland

Hope Scott Trust Grant, 2015, The Hope Scott Trust

Latimer Award, 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Arts Trust Scotland funding, 2013, Arts Trust Scotland

PhD Student Scholarship, 2007 - 2010, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 

RSA Sculpture Prize, 2007, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Printmakers Graduate Commission, 2006, Edinburgh Printmakers

Andrew Grant Award, 2006, Edinburgh College of Art

Andrew Grant Bequest, 2005, 2006, 2007, Edinburgh College of Art

John Watson Prize, 2005, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Andrew Doolan Sculpture Prize, 2005, Edinburgh College of Art 

Kinross Scholarship, 2005, Royal Scottish Academy

Chalmers Bursary Award, 2005, Royal Scottish Academy 



Lilley, C., 2017. Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art. Phaidon (London)

Stouffer, H., 2016. The New Age of Ceramics. Gingko Press (Berkeley)

Auch, M., 2016. Talking ceramics. EKWC (Netherlands)

Morineau, C. & Pesapane, L., 2015. Ceramix, Snoeck Publishers (Belgium)

Roenthal, C., & Vanderbeke, D. [ed.], 2015. Probing the Skin: cultural representations of our contact zone. Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Amell, C., 2014. Art of Ceramics, 2014, Monsa Publications (Barcelona) 

Body & Soul: new international ceramics, 2013, Museum of Art and Design (New York)

Carving in Britain from 1910 to Now, 2012, The Fine Art Society (London)

Jessica Harrison, Body and Stone, in 'STONE' by Jake Harvey, 2011, Black Dog Publishing (London).

Body Sessions, by Anne & Julien, HEY!, No. 4, December 2010 (France)

Violent Aesthetics of the female artist, Modern Decoration, No. 193, October 2010 (China)

Portfolio: Jessica Harrison, by Ruth Barker, Map, November 2005 (UK)



Interview with Alastair Sooke, Romancing the Stone: the golden ages of British sculpture. Episode One. 'Masons of God'. BBC, BBC4, Directed by Mark Halliley. Broadcast 9 February 2011 21.00.