Curriculum Vitae

I was born in Israel and, having completed a BA in History of Art and English Literature at the Hebrew University, came to England to study ceramics. I became deeply interested in domestic ware during the HND Ceramic Design course at Harrow College. For many years I have been making tableware for every day use. Since my MA studies at the Royal College of Art, I am concentrating on developing a range of ceremonial serving dishes for special occasions.

AWARDS

  • 2005
    • Crafts Council Development Award
  • 2003
    • Distinction, Royal College of Art, MA dissertation: Feeding the Hungry
    • Soul – The Relevance of Handmade Tableware in Our Society
  • 1985
    • The Anglo-Jewish Association Bursary

EDUCATION

  • 2001 – 2004
    • MA Ceramics and Glass. The Royal college of Art
  • 1984 – 1986
    • BTEC HND Ceramic Design. Harrow College of Higher Education
  • 1976 – 1981
    • BA History of Art & English Literature, Hebrew University, Israel

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  • 2006 – Present
    • Member of Contemporary Applied Arts
  • 1997 – Present
    • Fellow of the Crafts Potters Association

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016
    • Dulwich Artist Open House, Dulwich, London
  • 2015
    • Present and Collect, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
    • Cooper’s Legacy, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
  • 2014
    • ‘Twas The Night before Christmas, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
    • Functional Ware, The Bevere Gallery, Worcester
  • 2013
    • Whiteout, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2012
    • Gifted, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
    • Tradition and Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2011
    • A Special Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
    • Exhibition five ’11, Red Barn, Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria
    • Present Collectibles, Contemporary Applied Art, London
  • 2010
    • Home, The New School House Gallery, Peasholme Green, York
    • Ceramic Art London 2010, Royal College of Art, London
    • A Living Space, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2009
    • The Domestic Interior, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2008
    • Ceramic Art London 2008, Royal College of Art, London
    • Origin, Somerset House, London
    • Eat, Drink and be Merry, Llantarnam Grange Art Centre, Wales
  • 2007
    • A Seasonal Exhibition, Ringwood, Hampshire
  • 2006
    • Take me Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
    • Summer Exhibition – Ceramics, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcestershire
    • Ceramic Art London 2006, Royal College of Art, London
    • What A Dish, Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London
  • 2005
    • Setting Out, Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London
    • Ceramic Art London 2005, Royal college of Art, London
    • Blind Art, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2004
    • RCA The Show – One, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2003
    • Ten to One, Canary Wharf, Canada Square, London

EXHIBITION CURATION

  • October – November 2017
    • Home from Home – International Ceramics in Britain, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 1996
    • Dining Rites, Primavera, Cambridge

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2004 – Present  
    • Self employed ceramic artist, London, UK
  • 1999 – Present  
    • Part-time Pottery Tutor, Community Education Lewisham, London, UK
  • 2012  
    • Visiting Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • 2010  
    • Visiting Lecturer, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2007 – 2008  
    • Visiting Lecturer, Central St Martin’s college of Art, London, UK
  • 2007  
    • Visiting Lecturer, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
  • 2006
    • Visiting lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, UK
    • Visiting Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • 2004  
    • Visiting lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, UK
  • 1995 – 1997  
    • Visiting lecturer, School of Design & Media, University of Westminster, UK
  • 1990  
    • Visiting lecturer, Ceramic Department, Harrow college of Higher Education, UK
  • 1987  
    • Visiting lecturer, Ceramic Department, Harrow college of Higher Education, UK
  • 1986 – 2001  
    • Self employed potter, London

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2016
    • A council Member Introduces Herself – Kochevet Bendavid, CPA News 169
    • A Letter from the Council, CPA News 169
  • 2012  
    • Bendavid, K in “Heritage of Harrow”, Ceramic Review 252, p.44
  • 2011  
    • “Ritual and Sensuality”, Ceramic Review 251, September/October 2011, pp 54-57
  • 2005  
    • “Dinner Party Politics”, Ceramic Review 216, November/December 2005, pp 40-45
  • 2002  
    • “Feeding the Hungry Soul: A discussion of the relevance of handmade tableware in our society today”, MA dissertation, Department of Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art
  • 2000  
    • “Consuming Craft – International Conference”, Ceramic Review 185, p54
  • 1996  
    • “The Maker”, Dining Rites. Call Printers
  • 1989 
    •  “On Being a Student at Harrow”, The Harrow Connection, England: Ceolfrith Press. Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

SELECTED FEATURES

  • 2012  
    • Tradition and Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, University of Westminster, 2012, p.37, p.44
  • 2011
    • Sculpture at Canary Wharf: A Decade of Exhibitions, Canary Wharf Group Plc, p. 54
    • Taylor Louisa, Ceramics: Tools and Techniques for the contemporary Maker, Contemporary Craft Collection. Jacqui Small LLP, London, p.35
  • 2008  
    • Ceramic Review 233, p. 22
  • 2007
    • Artist of the month, AIR e-Bulletin-May
    • Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild, Newsletter spring 2007, Front page
  • 2006
    • Ceramic Review 218, p.19
    • The Ceramics Book, Ceramic Review Publishing Ltd, p. 21
  • 2005
    • Neue Keramik, Issue 5, p.49
    • Ceramic Review 211, p. 44
    • David Whiting, Ceramic Art London 2005, Crafts, Issue 196 2005, pp 70-71
  • 2004  
    • David Hilton, 04 Degree Shows
  • 2002  
    • Steve Mattinson, The Complete Potter, Quarto Publishing plc
  • 2001  
    • Steve Mattinson, The Potter’s Guide to Ceramic Surfaces, Quarto Publishing plc
  • 1999
    • The Food Programme – BBC Radio 4
    • Ceramic Review, Issue 177, p.52
  • 1998
    • Live Time – Granada Sky Television
    • Neil French, The Potter’s Dictionary of Shape and Form, Quattro Inc. 1998

SHOPS & OUTLETS

  • London
    • Contemporary Ceramics Centre
    • Contemporary Applied Arts
    • Artemidorus
  • Worcester
    • Bevere Gallery
  • York
    • The New School House Gallery