School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Alan Heaps

Born: 1954, UK

Ceramicist. Also known now as Alan Sidney. Alan Sidney studied at Liverpool School of Art in the 1960s, and worked as a book illustrator and graphic designer, before turning his talents to clay. This may explain the fantasy element of his work, which is always intriguing and even psychedelic. Frogs, snakes, and turtles are just some of the animals that are found resting on his sculptures often amongst rainbows and stars. He lives in Newtown, Wales, and works from home, regularly raiding his kitchen for objects that he can use as moulds. He also models forms directly. His works reflect his passion for architecture, machines and ancient civilizations and often incorporate technical elements such as levers and pulleys

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

'Clockwork Horse' C1015 Ceramics

'Tropical Island Whistle' C1014 Ceramics

Elephant Knife C1114 Ceramics