Fascinated by contemporary architecture, the use of innovative design and new materials excites and inspires her. She is drawn to plain, simple forms with clean lines.
Materiality is important to her practice. She uses porcelain for its whiteness and its smooth surface finish. Her work is unglazed and polished which gives an ethereal quality and lightness to her minimalist forms. The pieces are thoughtfully placed together to give a sense of calm and balance. Some of her work is pierced and connected by glass and metal, reflecting her interest in architectural form.
Her recent work has been shown at James Hockey Gallery, Farnham; Espacio Gallery, London; and Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester. She has participated in Barnes Artists in Bloom, and Barnes Art Fair.
Colleen Hillman completed an MA Ceramics in 2018.
She is a member of Transition Craft and Design, and Barnes Artists.
Colleen works from her studio in SW London.
Education and Training
MA Ceramics, UCA Farnham, 2016 - 2018
Internship: Joanna Bird Contemporary Collection, 2017 and Collect: Joanna Bird Contemporary Collection, 2018
Master Class with James Oughtibridge, The Sculpture Lounge Studios, Holmfirth, Yorkshire, 2017
China and Mould Making Intensive workshop with Sasha Wardell, 2016
Ceramics: Making and Decorating – Advanced, Richmond Art School, 2016
Intensive Throwing for Beginners: Alison Steadman, West Dean, 2016
Glaze Technology: Linda Bloomfield, West Dean, 2015
China and Mould Making Intensive workshop with Sasha Wardell, 2013
HNC 3D Design Crafts, Richmond Art School, 2012 – 2014
Portrait Head in Clay, Sussex Sculpture Studios, West Sussex with Hazel Reeves, 2011