Friday, August 21, 2009

Wood-fired ceramics by Ben Richardson

Click on this link to view a wonderful short "visual poem", based upon the work of Australian potter, Ben Richardson. It was shot in southern Tasmania and accompanied the exhibition, 'Working Fire', at Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
Direction Glen Dunn and Ben Richardson
Camera and Editing Glen Dunn
Music and Sound Jethro Woodward
7.5 minutes
More on Ben's work can be viewed here:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

food + pots

Home-grown spinach in a bowl by Aleida Pullar
Candle holder by Vicki Grima; pourer by Maryke Henderson
Spinach spirali in a bowl by a Hornsby TAFE student

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ashley Fiona McHutchison, Footprint Series; Ceramic Revisions, Brenda May Gallery, July 2009
Ashley Fiona McHutchison works with me in the office of The Australian Ceramics Association (as Subscriptions Manager) and she makes a cute boot too! ... and she has started a blog

Monday, August 3, 2009

What a great week in Sydney at Australian Ceramics Triennale!

Takeshi Yasuda demonstrating in the sunshine

The ceramics world in Sydney is slowly returning to normal after a wonderful Australian Ceramics Triennale. With over 50 exhibitions, it's hard to choose favourites, but I have a few: BEAKER CULTURE at Flinders St Gallery (bought a lovely 2 beaker set there by Trisha Dean), TABLEWARES at Rex Irwin (too late to buy the piece of choice), TERRA ANIMA (Avital Sheffer) at Robin Gibson (no money left by then), NEW FRIENDS, ART AND ADVENTURE (Aeden Harris) at the Japan Foundation Gallery (one piece still to collect) and WHITE HEAT at Manly Art Gallery (a translucent pair of Avi Amesbury's will sit on my windowsill). Planet (tableware), Helen Stephens (Kenji Uranishi), Brenda May (Ceramics Revisions) and Animalia (Irianna Kanellopoloulou) at Global Gallery also featured work which I will stay with me  - such diversity and some admirable new work. 

I felt positive after the discussion on future directions of ceramics education, disappointed by the lack of meaningful talk on writing and stimulated by Kim Dickey's keynote address.

The historical National Art School and its sandstone buildings  provided a perfect backdrop for demos by local and international ceramic artists.