Henrietta MacPhee



Henrietta MacPhee (b.1985, London) is an artist whose practise is centred in clay. Blending the visual and tangible she creates entertaining illusions and a sense of complexity that traverses the border between 2D and 3D. Through a fresh child-like perspective of the world, she portrays scenes of poetic tenderness and humour, interweaving metaphors for embracing life’s diversity of peoples and their cultures.


Her work has been selected for a number of prestigious shows in the UK including ‘Artworks’ organised by the Barbican Arts Group and presenting her work at the International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, Wales as one of four artists selected for the Emerging Makers Award in 2019.







2015-2017   Diploma in Ceramics, City Lit, Holborn

2008-2009   Art Foundation, Camberwell College of Art, London

2004-2007   BA Classical Studies, Kings College London


Selected Exhibitions



RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, 6 October - 3 January 2021

Townhouse Open East End, Townhouse, London, 12 Sep - 25 Oct

Hastings Open, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Aug -Jan 2021

Out of the Blue, online exhibition, 18 June - 24 July

Choose Art-Give Light to Refugees online Charity Auction, NG Art Creative Residency, Provence

Curated for Covid, online exhibition  8 May - 8 June

MK Calling, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes 15 Feb - September

Urban Nature, London Bridge Hotel, Jan- extended



Form19 - Invited artist, Whitestuff, George Street, Edinburgh 13th-22 Dec

Objects of desire, Brixton Beneficiary, ASC Studios, London 5-19 Nov

Bananas and chalk, Private Residence, London, 3-6 October

International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, 5-7 July

Bath Society of Artists Open, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 18 May - 29 June

Was I really here? Unitled Space, Shanghai, 29 June

RBA Rising Stars, The Royal Over-Seas League, London 26 April – 16 June

Ex Voto - SLWA, Upstairs at the Ritzy, London 3-14 April




ArtWorks Open Project Space, Barbican Art Trust, 24 Nov - 9 Dec

Tactile Minds, House Mill Gallery, London, 18-23 September

artsdepot Open 2018, Apthorp Gallery, London, 26 July - 1 Sept

Life in the Deep Blue: Creation out of Rawness, Studio 73, London, 6 July - 2 Aug

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 18 May-26 Aug

RBA Rising Stars, The Framers Gallery, London, 13-17 March



City Lit Ceramics Diploma Show, Candid Arts, London, 5-8 July

New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, June-July



Artists Open House - Dulwich Festival, London, May



MADE, Morley Gallery, London, April


Awards & Residencies

Longlisted Jacksons Painting Prize 2020

L'AiR Arts Art Research Residency October 2019

The Eaton Fund, 2018

Untitled Space Artist in Residence, Shanghai, March-April, 2018

Shortlisted for the RBA Rome Scholarship, 2018

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Visual Arts Award, 2017


Talks & Workshops

L'AiR Arts, Paris, October 2019

Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan 2019

Untitled Space, Shanghai, China, 2018

Clay Crits, St Oswolds Art Studios, London, 2018

Clay Workshops at Parade Mews Pottery




Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

London Potters




Agitation: Objects of Desire, review by Tom Carrao

Instgaram review by Paul Carey Kent

Potclays Interview July 2019

Rethink Ceramic Art, CoCa Jan 2018


Selected writing:

An artist talk at the ICF 2019, London Potters, Issue 193 Oct/Nov 2019

Made in China, London Potters, Issue 185 June/July 2018

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