Working for over fifteen years, Alison Petty Ragguette has developed an expansive approach to making sculptural objects in porcelain, glass, and rubber. She has studied at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London (England), received her BFA from Concordia University (Montreal), and MFA from the California College of the Arts (San Francisco). She is currently the Associate Professor of Ceramics at California State University, San Bernardino.
Alison’s work has been included in over fifty national and international exhibitions, including her most recent solo exhibitions at the International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago) and Object Gallery (Pomona). She has exhibited at venues including the Deborah Martin Gallery (Los Angeles), Galleria De Los Oficios (Santiago de Cuba), Shanghai University Art Gallery (China), the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona), and Harbor Front Center (Toronto), the Architecture + Design Museum (Los Angeles), and the Contemporary Austin Art Museum (Texas).
Alison has been a resident artist at the Taller Cultural in Santiago de Cuba, Jingdehzen Pottery Workshop in China, and the Purosil Rubber Company in Corona, California. Her work has been highlighted in several art publications and textbooks, including a recent feature in Ceramics Monthly. Alison has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the Durfee Foundation in Los Angeles. Alison maintains an active studio where she lives with her family in Claremont, California.