Born in 1981 in Walsall UK, based in Stafford, Phoebe Cummings studied 3D Design and Craft at the University of Brighton, before completing an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art (2005). Cummings attended artist residencies in the UK, USA and Greenland and was the winner of the 2011 British Ceramics Biennial Award. Cummings has exhibited in the UK and internationally, including commissions for the Museum of Arts & Design, New York; University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu; Jerwood Space, London and Clay Arch Museum, South Korea. In 2015 photographs and film of Production Line were acquired for the permanent collections of York Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, and Shipley Art Gallery.

Cummings has taught extensively as a visiting artist at institutions including the Royal College of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Harvard University, Royal Danish Academy of Art, and Bergen Academy of Art & Design. She was awarded a fellowship at Camden Arts Centre (2012-13), was the inaugural winner of the BBC Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017 for her work Triumph of the Immaterial at the V&A and was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Awards 2018. She is a Research Associate at the University of Westminster, Ceramics Research Centre and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton in 2019.

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