Alice made her debut at 'New Designers', London, in 2017 after studying Design Crafts at De Montfort University, Leicester, for 3 years. She went on to win the National Trust Associate Prize and as a result created an exclusive collection for the National Trust that was stocked in selected stores for 1 year.
The following year she became Artist in Residence at De Montfort University and exhibited again at 'New Designers - One Year In', where she won the Country Living Associate Prize and was given the chance to exhibit at the Country Living Spring Fair in Spring 2019.
Alice was also featured in Ceramic Review as an 'emerging maker' last year, and was selected to be part of the 'Rising Stars' 2019 exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery.
Since then Alice has gone on to exhibit at a number of galleries and retail shows throughout 2019 and 2020.
For an up to date list of upcoming events and exhibitions please visit: https://www.alicefunge.co.uk/events
Inspired by a love of baking, Alice has created a range of functional ceramic kitchenware which is decorated with poured coloured slips that imitate the marks the ingredients make within each object. She adds words and recipes to the inside rims of mixing bowls and the outside of other pieces including measuring jugs and lidded jars.
All the recipes are handwritten by Alice's late grandmother which gives a narrative to her work and has become an inspiring story which many can relate to; with most people having old recipes passed down between generations. Ever since she had the idea to produce a range of kitchenware she wanted to add something special to it - her late grandmother’s own handwritten recipes seemed the perfect idea, adding a personal touch to an already unique, handmade collection.