Jesse Wine (born 1983 in Chester, UK) gained his BA from Camberwell College of Art, London in 2007 and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London in 2010. After electing to take a pottery course when studying abroad at Hunter College in New York, Wine has never turned back and, in his recent practice, he mainly uses clay to create his fragile, imperfect art-objects. Wine likes this traditional sculptural medium as it allows him to really play with the material to create wonderfully textured objects that come alive. When exhibiting his ceramic works, Wine does not leave their display to chance. Wine insists on creating a stage for his works, such that the viewer is not allowed to look away. This unique combination of the physicality of Wine's hand-crafted ceramic pieces and his ideas on the display of his work creates a dramatic dialogue in which to understand his work. Recent solo shows include those at Limoncello, London; The Sunday Painter, London; Concrete Café, Hayward Gallery, London; and Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York. His work has also been exhibited at Peles Empire, London and Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge among others. Earlier this year, Wine participated in an artist's residency at Fondazione MACC in Sardinia. In October 2013, Wine's work will be featured in his first solo exhibition in Istanbul.