CASEY, Andrew J

1965 - ?

Andrew Casey

Born at Leeds, Yorkshire in 1965, son of Dennis Child and his wife Nancy née Child, who married at Wharfedale in 1956. Andrew studied at the Leeds College of Art 1981-1983 before moving to Suffolk and did further studies at University of East London 20022003 gaining his 1st class BA (Hons) Design Studies, design history. He founded the 'Young Blood' group as well as exhibiting independently and teaching life drawing both in school and at college and is currently teaching art and design at Saxmundham Free School in Suffolk. Working mainly in mixed media during the late nineties and a member of the Ipswich Art Club exhibiting from 83 Ipswich Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1990, four pictures 'Reflection', 'Listening to Helen', 'Boys with their Trousers Down' and 'Faces' all in the under 25's group and in 1998 he exhibited from 24 The Arches, Victoria Road, Woodbridge 'Tulip in Pompadour' a mixed media. He moved away from the visual arts to pursue his interest in writing coupled with his love of decorative arts with the resultant book, 'Twentieth Century Ceramic Designer in Britain' (2001) which was awarded the Besterman McColvin Gold Medal for the most outstanding work of reference published in 2001. His other works include 'A Pioneer of Modern Design' with Ann Eatwell (2002), 'Art Deco Ceramics' (2006), 'Susie Cooper Ceramics' and 'Lucienne Day: In the Spirit of the Age'. Andrew has lectured widely including the Royal Society of Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum and recently the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London. In 2004 he was invited to lecture at the Power House Museum in Sydney Australia by the Ceramic Society of New South Wales.