Tredegar boxer Danny shows her artistic skills

Danny Price, Arts Practice. Amateur boxer. Neil Gibson

Danny Price

Danny Price pulls no punches when it comes to her art – the amateur boxer is hoping her pottery creations will give people a different view of the sport.

The University of South Wales (USW) student, 22, from Tredegar, is putting her final year creations on show next week at USW’s Art Practice Degree Show.

Being held at the Oriel y Bont and Kidwelly Building at USW’s Treforest Campus, from June 3 until June 8, the event showcases the wide variety of work produced by soon-to-be graduates.

Danny – who has six sisters and four brothers – has created pottery pieces that represent the movement of amateur boxers in an abstract style, which is something she has been interested in since she started taking part in the sport.

Danny Price, Arts Practice. Amateur boxer. Neil Gibson

Danny in boxing action

“I got involved with boxing because I was being bullied – I was a shy little girl. Boxing helped me conquer that, and I was lucky enough to compete in the Welsh semi-finals and finals in 2010 and 2011.

“When I got my place at university – I was the first person in my family to go to higher education – I was instantly good at pottery. I’d never had the chance before.

“I have been interested in the human physique throughout my participation in boxing and this has continued while I’ve been on the course at USW.

“I’ve aimed to capture the movement of the body that had once taken place, and to create a sequence of abstract ceramic vessels which will capture the flow and movement of the body.”

After graduating, Danny is planning to become a freelance potter.

The Art Practice Degree Show will be at USW’s Oriel y Bont and Kidwelly building, on Treforest Campus. The Opening Launch is between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, June 3, it will then be open from 10am until 4pm between Saturday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 8. 

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