Alice Andrea Ewing is an artist and founder-sculptor living and working in Suffolk, UK. In 2016, she established her own studio and foundry in the county and leads the craft-design studio Pomarius.
Ewing’s work explores notions of place, ecological value, presence and embodiment through an intimate relationship with materials and process. Working as a founder-sculptor, the artist undertakes the entire Renaissance Investment Casting process herself and considers this proximity to the medium to be an integral aspect of her practice. Her works intend to make the ‘quick' ‘long', translating sketches and informal cartographies into bronze through an adaptation of the Lost Wax technique.
Her studio Pomarius looks to make explicit the inherent value of the natural/non-human world through ongoing site-specific residencies and sculptural outcomes. The resulting pieces are unique casts of produce/flora from gardens and locations around the UK, translating the organic specimens into solid bronze. The value imbued by this process and material is already evident to the caretakers and custodians of these sites.
In 2021 Ewing collaborated with fashion label Loewe under creative director Jonathan Anderson for the SS21 and FW21 collections, producing sculptures and a limited edition jewellery collection. She is currently working with English Heritage's Audley End House (Saffron Walden) in Essex and Wildland Estate's Aldourie Castle (Loch Ness) on new sculpture collections connected to both sites. Previous commissions and Pomarius collaborations include those for The Newt in Somerset and Heckfield Place (Hampshire). She has produced private commissions through David Linley and Foster Lomas Architects and is presently working on a commissions for the Roux Waterside Inn (Windsor) and Gerbou (Dubai) through Design consultancy Tashkeel.
Previous exhibitions include those at Battersea Arts Centre, London; The LookOut Tower, Aldeburgh; Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire, London; 9B Cork Street, London; Snape Matings, Suffolk; Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh and Royal Botanical Gardens Kew; London Art Fair, Angel, and The London Original Print Fair, Somerset House. Currently, works are available through Lyndsey Ingram, London.
Awards include A-N Time Space Money Bursary Award 2020; The BASET Endeavour Award 2019, The British-Australia Society; Hill End AIR, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia 2019; Selected Artist for TOAST Works of the Heart Campaign 2017; and selected CRAFT Brand/Trader at Top Drawer 2019 for Pomarius.
Her sculptures have appeared in CRAFT magazine, The World of Interiors, The Telegraph, and were featured in the Financial Times 2022 HTSI.
Participation + Community Engagement
Since 2014, she has designed and delivered a participatory and educational sculpture programme, the Portable Foundry Project. Other participatory and community work includes the role of Director of Jetty Lane C.I.C 2016-17 [a community initiative in Woodbridge, Suffolk, established to secure the lease and re-building of the local Arts and Youth Centre] and Co-founder of Contaɪnər Projects 2021, a creative community resource and response to Covid-19 supported by East Suffolk Council, in collaboration with artists May Cornet and Emily Richardson. She is currently developing a pilot project connected to Mental Health and Well being in partnership with Suffolk Art Link, NHS Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust, Suffolk Libraries and Museum Services.