Selected for the Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

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One of my ceramics has been selected for the 29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, which I am very excited about! The exhibition of selected works will be held at the Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Queensland from the 6th of September to the 26th of October 2014.

My ceramic work is ‘Land & shadows’, stoneware ceramic with glaze, 40 x 36 x 22 cm, 2014,

“My work explores the notion of landscape, and its inland river systems. In an enduring Australian landscape, the river is a vital and pivotal force, the bestowal of fertility, a source of survival, with it cyclical nature of renewal and destruction.

These sculptural hand built ceramic forms are a direct and tactile link to the earth. These forms act as a three dimensional canvas on which glaze is applied in a painterly mark making gesture. Totemic symbols of the landscape; the river, the trees, the rocks and the broad spatial vistas infuse the work. During the process of firing, iron oxide in the stoneware clay bleeds through the ceramic surface creating alchemy of glaze, gestural marks and clay.

These works are a conversation between paint and clay.”

 

Puddle Series

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On my many walks at the witching hour with a new baby, when it was still daylight saving, I photographed a series of puddles at that ambivalent time between dusk and nightfall. We had quite a lot of Autumn rain, and I liked how the many remaining puddles reflected the sky, creating there own abstracted shapes.

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It is these spontaneous ideas that I am mulling over to incorporate in my next painting series inspired by my surrounding environment, the Cooks River.

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