Qualifications: - 2018, Master in Fine Arts (Ceramics) UNSW - 2016, Bach. in Fine Arts (Ceramics) UNSW - 2013, Minor Degree in Fashion Design UTS - 2013, Bach. in Industrial Design UTS - 2011, Diploma in Mech. Engineering TAFE - 2009, Diploma in Fine Arts (Ceramics) TAFE - 2007, Trade Cert. Auto Spray Painting TAFE - 2006, Trade Traditional Signwriting TAFE
Gallery Exhibitions: - 2018, “Christmas Collection”, Kerrie Lowe - 2018, “The Annual”, Kudos Gallery - 2018, “Transmission”, Black Box - 2018, “Tabletalk”, Kerrie Lowe - 2018, "Masters", Art Est. Art Gallery - 2017, "Surface", Gaffa Gallery, Sydney - 2017, “The Sydney Teapot Show”, KLG - 2017, "A Fresh Perspective", Kerrie Lowe - 2016, "Three", Kudos Gallery, Sydney - 2014, "The Annual", UNSW, Sydney - 2011, "Sidebar", NET Cafe, Brisbane - 2009, "Wayward", South Bank Studios
Awards: - 2018, “Indigenous Award”, Merit Certificate (Port Hacking Potters 50th National Comp) - 2016, "Wonmo Pyeongae" Scholarship, SK. - 2014, "Edvard Navelles", Scholarship, UNSW - 2012, "Volunteer of the Year", UTS - 2011, "Green Dragon Art Prize", Brisbane - 2009, "Emerging Artist Award", RAW Space
Studios Worked: - 2018, Jackson Pottery, Gosford - 2016, Paul Davis' assistant (Gulgong) - 2014, UNSW COFA, Sydney - 2012, UTS Design Studios, Sydney - 2011, Griffith University, Brisbane - 2009, Southbank TAFE, Brisbane
With a master degree in art and design focused on the field of ceramics, Sean is ever seeking new ways to preserve and protect aspects of past craftsmanship. With over 10 years of industry experience and training in traditional practice overseas in Italy, China, Korea and Japan, Sean continually aims to find ways of preservation in specific techniques lost or endangered due to dramatically changing industrialization, manufacturing methodology and shifting social perspectives. With a core focus to analyse historical technologies, new techniques are developed. This application has enabled him to produce a hybrid craft in our modern era of contemporary art and design. His hand made ceramic ware is fired up to 1300°C via a variety of methods to enable maximum strength, durability and safety for the user. Based in Sydney Australia, Sean aims to revive appreciation towards pottery with an emphasis on practice-based research resulting in diverse approaches to alchemy via testing, analysis and development. His practice is research based with avid involvement to community support and education.
Membership: - The Australian Ceramics Assoc. (TACA + JAC) - The Australian Ceramic Society (ACS) - National Assoc. for the Visual Arts (NAVA) - The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA) - Mingei Association of Japan - Mashiko Ceramics and Arts Assoc. (MCAA) - Shimane Ceramic Art Association - Koishiwara Ceramic Art Association - Incheon Potters Association - The Korean Ceramic Society - Craft Potters Association (CPA) - Nat. Council on Edu. Ceramic Art (NCECA) - Nat. Assoc. for Ceramic Higher Edu. (NACHE) - International Ceramic Federation (ICF)
Publications: - 2018, Master Thesis “Chasing The Red Herring: An In-Situ Reductive Analysis & Development Of The Glass Matrix Within Copper Oxblood Glazes”, UNSW - 2018, Catalogue, “Transmission” Black Box Gallery, Paddington, NSW - 2017, E-Book, Teachers Manual “Introduction To: The World Of Glaze” - 2015, Research Series “How Did We Get Here?” - 2015, Newspaper Article “A Pair Of Elderly” JK News, South Korea
Founder of: SERENE CERAMICS Registered Trade: SERENE CERAMICS Business ABN: 66996142836 Working With Children #: WWC0471801E Teacher Number (NESA) #: 917260 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: - 2018, Cert.4 Training and Assessment - 2007, Advanced Diploma (Ceramics) TAFENSW, Gymea - 2011, Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School - 1984, Bach. in Art Education Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney
Gallery Exhibitions: - 2015, “Belonging”, ACA, Canberra - 2015, “Frolic”, Alpha House, Newtown - 2015, “Matchbox Show” Brisbane Art Gallery - 2014, Art Exhibition, Sydney Zen Centre - 2017, “Teapot Show” Inner City Clayworkers - 2017, “Garden Show” Inner City Clayworkers - 2011, “Contain”, Breathing Colours Gallery - 2009, “Bloody Clay”, Gallery Red, Glebe - 2008, “Who Art Thou” Community Gallery, Gosford - 2008, “Zen Artists of the Valley” St Albans Gallery, St Albans - 2007, “Earth Elements”, Bondi Pavilion - 2006, “Buddhist Art” Knot Gallery, Surry Hills
Awards: - 2017, “Award for Artistic Excellence” Bonsai Pots, Illawarra Bonsai Society Gymea - 2016, “First Prize Hand Building” (Port Hacking Potters National Competition) Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea - 2011, “ArtStart Grant” Australia Council for the Arts
Teaching: - Ceramics, TAFE NSW - Art Tutor Mental Health Arts Development Group Mortdale - St. George Potters Group, Arncliffe - St. George Creative Arts and Craft Centre Penshurst - Bonsai Pots workshops Various Bonsai Clubs in Sydney
Janet lives in southern Sydney as an artist working predominantly in ceramics. Her technical skills in the art world were developed through attendance at Alexander Mackie art school in Sydney with guidance from many respected artists and educators. It was attendance at Tom Bass Sculpture Studio school with sculptor Tom Bass (1916-2010) that confirmed the importance and spiritual value of beauty and integrity in form. Another respected elder and artist was Desiderious Orban, from whom Janet learnt about being convincing and authentic with her art practice.
Janet has been a student of Zen Buddhism since 1995 with the Sydney Zen Centre. These principles continue to influence Janet’s own art practice and indeed everyday living.
Nature and its precipitous position through climate change are subjects that Janet explores through her art which represents a sense of connection to place and the experience of peace that permeates the whole environment.
Janet now passes along her knowledge as a ceramics teacher in hand building and wheel throwing, after previously teaching kids workshops, bonsai pot making workshops as well as clay and meditation workshops.
Membership: - Ceramics Design Studio, TAFE Gymea - The Australian Ceramics Assoc. (TACA + JAC) - Port Hacking Potters Group - St. George Potters Group - Illawarra Bonsai Society - Sydney Zen Centre - The Wombat Sangha Miranda
Publications: - 2012 “Wireless Wise Kids”, Illustrations Children’s book - 2011 “Bindi Eye Bop”, Illustrations Children's book + CD - 2009 “Zen Conference Exhibition”, JAC The Journal of Australian Ceramics 48/3 - 2004 “Family Connections”, JAC The Journal of Australian Ceramics 43/3
Business ABN: 76173434024 Working with Children #: 1387386E Teachers ID: 11022455 Instagram: janet.selby Facebook: @janetselbyceramics Website: www.janetselby.com.au Email: email@example.com
Qualifications: - 2014, Bachelor of Fine Arts Federation University, VIC - 2014, ‘Karatsu: Tradition and Evolution’ Workshop, Taku, Japan - 2012, 'The Simple Tea Bowl' Workshop, Karatsu, Japan - 2011, Gathering and Processing Materials Workshop with Steve Harrison, Daylesford - 2011, Woodfired Kiln Building Weekend Workshop with Steve Harrison, Daylesford - 2010, Raku Firing with Judith Roberts Workshop, Springmount VIC - 2009, Diploma of Ceramics University of Ballarat, VIC
Gallery Exhibitions: - 2018, “Table Talk”, Kerrie Lowe Gallery - 2018, “The Sydeny Teapot Show” Kerrie Lowe Gallery, NSW - 2018, “E=MJ3” The Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre Cooma, NSW - 2018, Pottery Expo 2018, Warrandyte - 2017, BOAA Merchandise Exhibit - 2017, Mt Eliza Art Show - 2017, “Tea @ Dark MOFO”, MONA - 2017, Sydney Tea Festival - 2017, Melbourne Tea Festival - 2017, “DRMOS” Exhibition, Convent Gallery - 2017, “Teapot” Stonehouse Gallery Warrandyte - 2016, Warrandyte Pottery Expo, Warrandyte - 2015, “Dales and Falls, Clay and Ink” (a lifetine of shared experiences) Tacit Gallery, Abbortsford, VIC - 2015, “Eclectic Ceramics”, Raglan Gallery Cooma, NSW - 2015, The Lost Ones Makers Exhibition Ballarat, VIC - 2015, “Table” Coastal Artisans Marcus Beach - 2015, “Two in Tune”, Living Art Space Bendigo - 2014, “Its a Family Thing II” The Raglan Gallery, Cooma, NSW - 2014, Bowerbird Design Fair, Adelaide SA - 2013, “Small Pieces”, Northcote Pottery - 2013, “Producers Day @ The Lakehouse” Daylesford, VIC - 2012, “Soft Clay to Fired Reality” MADE Gallery, Daylesford, VIC - 2012, “It’s a Family Thing” Lot 19, Castlemaine, VIC - 2012, "Teapot", Studio @ Flinders, VIC - 2011, Pottery Expo, Federation Square, VIC - 2011, "The Eye" Mining Exchange, Ballarat - 2011, “Benchmark" Po Gallery, Ballarat
Awards: - 2018, “Michael Hallam Award” Innovation in Ceramics - 2015, Short Listed for Victorian Craft Award - 2014, Federation University Leadership Program, Scholarship - 2014, Federation University Fine Arts, Scholarship - 2014, Albert Coates Memorial Award, VIC - 2012, Honorable Mention Studio @ Flinders Teapot Exhibition Flinders, VIC - 2011, “Brian McClellan Scholarship” University of Ballarat, VIC
Studios Worked: - 2018, Guest Speaker Warrandyte Pottery Expo - 2018, Guest Tutor, Lakehouse, Daylesford - 2018, Private Tutor, Clayspace Studios - 2015, Tutor of “Table of Plenty” Project Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre Clayspace - 2014, Guest Speaker, Chislom TAFE Ceramics Department - 2012, Guest Teacher, Dharma School Festival Daylesford, VIC - 2010, Volunteer Teacher Preah Vehear Childrens School, Cambodia - 2010, Guest Teacher, Ceramics Program Sticky Spoons Gallery, Deans Marsh - 2010, Guest Teacher, Ceramics Program Yandoit Primary School, VIC
Minna’s work is reflective of the diverse landscapes she has lived in and travelled to. Drawing from the environments and traditions of the many cultures she has explored throughout the world. Now living in the highlands of central Victoria, her artwork is greatly affected by her immediate environment. As a result, nature has become her greatest influence.
Concerned greatly with the balance of contrasting textures and surfaces she employs various methods of surface treatment, tonal contrasts and texture to portray a collision of emotional responses to contrasting seasons, cultures and traditions. The softness and gentle warmth of spring with a memory of an icy winter. The threat of bush fire, the sweltering scorch and breathless, dry heat of summer. Autumnal colours and the smell of cut wood for the fire. Working intuitively, her concious mind is void, a trance like state takes hold. Not always aware of what she sets out to create, Minna begins by marking the void, allowing the influence of her experience and environment to flow through her. Holding onto this void long enough to allow something to unfold within the space, to let this collision to take place and give rise to something that can be made sense of.
Publications: - 2018, Lost Magazine, (July) - 2017, Junkies Magazine, issue 8 - 2016, The Journal of Australian Ceramics JAC (March) - 2015, The Journal of Australian Ceramics JAC (May) - 2015, Secrets Magazine, issue 44 - 2015, The Age, Retail Therapy (May) - 2015, The Journel of Australian Ceramics JAC, Vol 54 No.2 (July) - 2015, Vogue (Jan/ Feb) - 2014, Vogue (Nov/ Dec) - 2013, Art Atlas, featured artist & interview
Qualifications: - 2011, TAA Cert.III Training & Assessment Byron Community College - 2000, Master of Arts by Research (VA) Southern Cross University, Lismore - 1993, Associate Diploma of Arts (Ceramics) TAFE, Lismore - 1970, Bachelor of Commerce (MERIT) UNSW
Gallery Exhibitions: - 2018, “Vestigial Vessels” Makers Gallery, Brisbane - 2018, “Shaping Earth” M Arts Mur’bah, NSW - 2018, “Sculpture At The Writers” Byron Bay Writers Festival - 2017, “Inflamed”, Makers Gallery, Brisbane - 2015, “Stone Samplers” Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW - 2014, “Table Manners” North Rivers Community Gallery, NSW - 2012, “Sculpture In The Garden” Rosby Estate, Mudgee, NSW - 2011, “Northern Style” Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW - 2010, “Table Manners” Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay - 2010, South Korea “Gangjin International Celadon Festival” - 2007, “An Acquired Thirst” Groundfloor Gallery, Balmain, NSW - 2006, “One If By Land” Groundfloor Gallery, Balmain, NSW - 2005, “Ceramics” Solander Gallery, Yarralumla, ACT - 2004, “Cloudcatcher” Groundfloor Gallery, Balmain, NSW - 2002, “Aeonian Earth” Barebones Artspace, Bangalow, NSW - 1999, “Departing Spirits” Lismore Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Awards: - 2017, Acquisition Prize, 1st Place, Tenterfield - 2013, Byron Art Classic, 2nd Place, Byron Bay - 2011, Byron Art Classic, 2nd Place, Byron Bay - 2009, PANique, People’s Choice Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay - 2009, Art For Earth, 3D, 1st Place Byron Shire - 2007, Byron Bay Art Prize High Commendation - 2005, Gold Coast Inter. Ceramic Award People’s Choice - 2005, ArtsCape Nature Of Sculpture, 3rd Place Byron Bay Lighthouse, NSW - 2004, Acquisition Prize, 1st Place East Coast Sculpture Show
Suvira’s work is a confluence of multiple ceramic techniques and disciplines: having produced a broad range of ceramics for over 25 years, it includes tableware, vessels for botanicals and plants, tea wares, funeraries and large vessels marking place. He also works in the architectural vein. His firings are with wood and gas maintaining an extensive palette of reduction glazes.
His work work also explores the relationship of ceramics with landscape in not only visual and thematic terms but also of materiality. Beyond vessels, the explorations extend to sculpture and two dimensional landscapes. Throughout this period the study of form and relevant surface treatments has occupied his utmost attention.
He is not one to inhabit pigeon holes rather the versatility that becomes a practitioner who has been endlessly innovative over decades. With a individual tireless creative force, he has been influenced by Asian traditions, his Australian peers and teachers as well as the operative market requirements of the time.
He studied at Lismore TAFE and Southern Cross University, attaining his Masters Degree in 2000. He has a long exhibition history including as a curator and has project managed the installation of sculptural works. His work is in collections worldwide and has tutored classes ceramics at various levels until recently when woodfiring became the chosen platform for transmission.
Publications: - 2018, Exhibition Catalogue North Queensland Ceramic Art Awards - Journal Of Australian Ceramics 46, #2, pp.16-19 - 2006, Coast Living Autumn, pp.104-5 - Exhibition Catalogue Converge Touring Exhibition, pp.30-31 - Ceramic Art & Perception, #67, p.43 - Kiln Research At SCU Ceramics Technical, #9 - Ceramic Art & Perception, #40, p.79 - Exhibition Catalogue Departing Spirits Lismore Regional Art Gallery
Qualifications: - 2019, Advanced Diploma (Ceramics) TAFE - 2017, Diploma (Ceramics); TAFE NSW - 2007, Course in Icon Restoration (Poland) - 2005, Iconography workshops (Russia) - 1994, Certificate of Fine Arts (Italy) - 1993, Short courses: NAS, Sydney Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney - 1990, Diploma of Fine Arts, TAFE NSW - 1978, Post Graduate Studies (Russia) - 1976, BA, UNSW
Gallery Exhibitions: - 2018, “A Fresh Perspective”, Kerrie Lowe - 2018, “Artists of Mosman”, Mosman Gallery - 2018, “Sculptures @ Bayside”, Cooks Park - 2018, “Little Things”, St. Cloche Gallery - 2018, “The Sydney Teapot Show”, KLG - 2018, “Sculptures at Killalea”, Shell Harbour - 2018, “Shape and Form” The Corner Store Gallery, Orange - 2018, “Port Hacking Potters 50th Comp.” First prize: Student Hand-formed Sculpture - 2018, “Balance” TAFE NSW, Northern Beaches - 2017, “Artists of Mosman”, Mosman Gallery - 2017, “Harbour Sculpture”, Woolwich - 2017, “Emerging Artist Craft Award” Sydney, NSW - 2017, “Colour & Fire” Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain - 2017, “Little Things”, St. Cloche Gallery - 2017, “World Polo Championship” Richmond, NSW - 2017, “Flow”, TAFE NSW, Northern Beaches - 2016, “Artists of Mosman”, Mosman Gallery - 2016, “Elemental” TAFE NSW, Northern Beaches - 2016, “Sculpture at Sawmillers” McMahons Point - 2015, “Artists of Mosman”, Mosman Gallery - 2015, “Keeping Company - Saltwater” Manly Gallery, Manly - 2015, “Harbour Sculpture”, Woolwich First Prize: Outdoors & People’s Choice - 2015, “Sculpture in the Glen”, Warringah - 2015, “Contemporary Australian Ceramics” MU Gallery, Mosman
After completing her B.A. (UNSW) and her Diploma in Fine Arts, Dana has travelled extensively and has spent extended periods in studios in Paris, Florence, Krakow (Poland) and other places. Her travels are a great source of inspiration for her work. Her paintings have been exhibited in the Salon des Refusés, many times finalist in The Portia Geach Portrait Awards, and in various group and solo exhibitions. Her times in Paris resulted in the 2012 exhibition Paris Rooftops. Dana likes to work in all mediums and is very interested in figurative work.
A chance introduction to clay in 2014 gave her opportunity to create sculptural and functional objects, allowing her to incorporate her years of painting knowledge into 3-dimensional art. Dana is very interested in sculptural, functional and decorative forms and likes to experiment with different clays and glazes. She enjoys the process of carving and altering hand-built and thrown forms.
Membership: - The Australian Ceramics Assoc. (TACA + JAC)
Gallery Exhibitions: - 2019, Pigs In Mud, NSWCRAFT, Millers Point - 2018, Breathing Colours Gallery, Glebe - 2018, The Royal Easter Show Exhibition - 2018, “Ewart Art Prize” Willoughby Art Centre - 2018, Tutors Exhibition, Art Est. Art School - 2018, “Woof” Exhibition, Art Est. Art School - 2018, “Sydney Teapot Show” Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, NSW - 2018, Port Hacking Exhibition Hazelhurst Gallery - 2018, Teachers Exhibition, Creative Studios - 2018, Northern Beaches Ceramics Students - 2017, Breathing Colours Gallery Balmain, NSW - 2017, The Sydney Royal Easter Show - 2017, Art and Craft NSW Gallery, The Rocks - 2017, Woof Exhibition – Art Est, Leichhardt - 2017, “Sydney Teapot Show” Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, NSW - 2017, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby Arts Centre - 2017, Northern Beaches Ceramics, Members - 2016, The Sydney Royal Easter Show - 2016, Metamorphosis Goes West, Gulgong - 2016, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby Arts Centre - 2016, Inner City Clay Works Gallery - 2016, Small Things, Saint Cloche Gallery - 2016, Port Hacking Exhibition, Gymea, NSW - 2015, Canberra Teapot Show, Canberra, ACT - 2015, The Sydney Royal Easter Show - 2015, Winkel Gallery, Clovelly NSW - 2015, Metamorphosis, Manly Art Gallery Manly, NSW - 2015, The Sydney Teapot Show, Glebe, NSW - 2015, Touch, TAFE Northern Beaches, NSW - 2014, Winkel Gallery, Clovelly - 2014, OSCA’s Open Studio - 2014, The Sydney Teapot Show, Glebe - 2014, Port Hacking Exhibition, Gymea, NSW - 2014, Evolution, TAFE Northern Beaches Brookvale, NSW - 2013, St. Ives Art & Craft Show, St Ives, NSW - 2013, The Sydney Royal Easter Show - 2013, Willoughby Art Trail
Awards: - 2018, The Royal Easter Show Exhibition Finalist - 2018, “Ewart Art Prize”, Finalist - 2017, Sydney Teapot Show – First Prize - 2017, The Royal Easter Show First Prize, Non-Functional First Prize, Slip Casting - 2017, Ewart Art Prize, Finalist - 2016, The Sydney Royal Easter Show High Commendation - 2016, Ewart Art Prize, High Commendation - 2016, Small Things, Saint Cloche Gallery Finalist - 2016, Sydney Teapot Show, Finalist
Teaching: - 2017-present, Art. Est Art School, Leichhardt - 2016-present, Northern Beaches, TAFE - 2018, Creative Studios, Lane Cove - 2018, Port Hacking Potters Society - 2012, Kids Love Clay
Studios Worked: - 2016-present, Open Studio - 2003-2010, Willoughby Arts Centre
Kara has been an artist since small, drawing from an early age and a love of sci fi and fantasy. After the birth of her daughter, she discovered a pottery class in her local community centre been taught by Sue Buckle. From then on, there was no stopping her, her 2D pictures became 3D in clay. Kara went on to study Ceramics full time at Northern Beaches TAFE, where she completed her Advanced Diploma in Ceramics in 2013. Kara’s achievement at TAFE, was with the purchase from the TAFE of her magnificent Dragon.
Kara is known for her characters, exhibiting great attention to detail with her design and colour. Kara uses underglazes and usually fires to earthernware or midfire. Kara combines throwing with her hand building to create her detailed characters.
“My greatest pleasure is to see your reaction to my work, it normally brings a smile to your face”
Media: - 2018, Demonstrated at Port Hacking Potters - 2018, Newspaper Article: Sydney Teapot Show - 2018, Appeared on TV morning show Creative Studios, Lane Cove
Membership: - The Australian Ceramics Assoc. (TACA + JAC)