BIOGRAPHY

Born 1971, half Italian, half English, Colonna Montagu grew up in London. She studied at Bryanston, a co-educational liberal arts school in Dorset, followed by Oxford University. Since then she has worked as a film maker and ceramic artist specialising in large scale ceramic work and installations. >

2014

Producer, 'Blood Swept Fields' - Installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in commemoration of the centenary of the start of WW1. Worked with artist Paul Cummins to produce and make the installation. 

2013

PORTAL SERIES - Series of ceramic gateways - first Portals shown at Knebworth House, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

2007 - 2013 AVA Art gallery

2012

STANDING FORMS

AVA, Exhibition of maquettes for larger works and large scale ceramic forms. November 15th - 19th.

2008

'Moon and Couple', private commission UK collector. 

2007

Found AVA with Joe La Placa and Mike Platt, gallery for contemporary artists 2 Omega Place, N1. Artists represented include Johnny Wateridge, Wolfe Lenkiewitx, Kate McGwire, Charles Matton, Bertozzi and Cassoni.

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Park - Story Tree Flower Garden : Work in collaboration with AZ on major travelling installation of thirty 3 metre high monumental ceramic flowers in porcelain.
Shoal : Work in progress and structure built to support x 2 Shoal installations for September/October in silver and cobalt.
Moving Vessels : Series of single large scale pieces

2006

New Art Centre, Roche Court - Cloud Trees
Blue - Private commission, London

2005

'New Fire Project', Brickworks USA
Gateway - Private commission, John Family, Michigan.

2004

'Vessel' Kiehls Flagship Store, Washington USA, commission for new store.
Artist in Residence, 'The Gallery', Miami Florida

2003

Weston Vessels, Florida USA, private commission.
Series of private commissions including for Caroline Conran and Reg Gadney.

2002

Head of Film Documentary, TVF.
'Monster Form' private commission for Georgia Langton

2001

BBC Everyman, Director 1 x 5O min film 'In Search of Happiness'. Film follows three people trying to find God through Group Therapy.

2000

BBC Director/Producer 1 x 50 min film 'Forgiving Grace' . Film follows the real story of Grace, a woman leaving prison for the first time after serving 18 years for murder. Since being inside she has got married to an ex hells angels born again Christian.

1999

CH4 Producer 1 x 50 min film 'Who's the Father?' about the impact of DNA testing for paternity. Shot in NY and London.

1999-97

CH5 Producer 2 x 50 min film 'The Gucci Dynasty'. Following the murder of the Gucci heir, the two hour film follows the incredible 3 generational saga of the rise to riches and subsequent decline and fall of the fashion family with original archive shot on 35mm.
ITV Assistant Producer 'A very modern monarchy' 2 x 50 min film on the Grimaldi Royal Family.
Westbourne Studios Show - small ceramic sculpture
Adam St Show - ceramic sculpture
Solange Azagury Partridge private commission ceramic work

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