Friday, October 11, 2013

Clunes Ceramic award - ZERO ONE


These vessels recall the Victorian taxonomists’ careful documentation of the mysteries of nature; the urge to separate and preserve in isolation parts of a living and contiguous world beyond immediate comprehension.  The work explores the hybrid status of these objects: between nature and representation, art and science.

The vessels mysterious forms elude classification: are they organic or mineral? Living or dead? Marine or terrestrial? Alien or earthly? Art or science?

These forms exist in an elegant state of suspended animation, separated from one another by the artifices of science, they call upon us to unravel their mysteries; interrogate their connections. We are required, in looking at these works, to examine our position as passive observers and to engage in a narrative process of rebuilding and reconnection.

Detail of ZERO ONE:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Clunes Ceramic Awards 2013

                   Clunes Ceramic Awards 2013


Clunes hosted the prestigious ceramic award again this year .

With entries from all over Australia. 47 finalist were chosen.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2013 Clunes Ceramic Award is Dean Smith for his work,  Autumn Frost II.

Emerging Artist's Awards were presented to Sarah Hudson for her work Twin Bead Necklace Series in Black,  Keiko Matsui Mother and Child and Maria Katsik for Fabril.

Here is some photos of the exhibition which is open till a13 October 2013 .               

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Porcelain Jewellery

Porcelain Pendants 

Here is some of my Southern Ice Porcelain Jewellery Pieces .

The pieces are really light to wear and smooth to touch.
I have used either Sterling silver chains or leather thongs to hang them on.
They are all for sale.
 If you are interested please email me : 

Sunday, March 24, 2013



 Studio@flindersTeapot Exhibition 

This is my entry to the 2013 Annual  Teapot Exhibition

I made the teapot with stoneware clay with a white glaze.

The teapot was decorated with decals of drawings I made of my daughter.

The teapot got a

Highly Commended award. 

The exhibition is on from 23 March to 14 April 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Essence of a pot

Pots are made out of clay
But the hollow space in them makes the essence of the pot
And the essence comes from an intangible something
In the spirit of the potter
Which he is able to blend
into all his knowledge of throwing, the glazing and the firing
So that every piece from his hand
is as much his own signature and his heartbeat
Only then will the pot be good, that is alive
And the more highly developed a potter is as a human being,
the better his pot
For there is no real beauty without character.

~ Lao Tzu