Black + White Porcelain Tableware Collection
Each unique piece of the mix and match Black + White Porcelain Tableware collection is designed, made and painted to be purchased as single special pieces or in sets so craft lovers can add to their collection over time.
I'm participating in DESIGN CANBERRA OPEN STUDIO on Saturday 21 November, 12 Todd Street O'Connor between 10am to 4pm
and will launch the collection.
The Regional Arts Fund- an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia – has supported this project.
Black + White Porcelain Tableware
Porcelain, black slip, hand painted
Images: Art Atelier Photography
Curated by Sean Morris
Buried within the collections of the State Library of Queensland are two original photographs taken during a séance held in Brisbane on 24 October 1888. The photographs show an excellent example of independent slate-writing, where (purportedly) spirits of the dead communicate with the living by writing messages on a slate in the presence of a medium.
My work, Self reconciliation Series, draws inspiration from the slate-writing of Fred Evans and my own white history in and around the area I was born- particularly around pastoral and mining leases. It explores the 'voices of a white past' communicating the deceits and illusions of my own white history.
Self reconciliation- Quairading Central Wheatbelt
Porcelain, black slip, gold lustre, decals
Photograph: Art Atelier Photography
Tel Aviv, Israel
Artist-In-Residence at the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel. Spending six weeks in Israel I traveled extensively from the borders of Lebanon and Syria to the Negev Desert collecting soils and clays, using them in my work to attain a palette of colour that reflects the richness and feeling of place and ancient lands of Israel.
The aim of the residency was to explore Israel as an ancient land (resonating with the historic Holy Lands) and my own connection to the Australian landscape (as a spiritual experience). The resulting work was presented in the solo exhibition, Country - ancient lands.
AiR studio space
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv
18 January 2020
The Self reconciliation Series was exhibited in séance, curated by Sean Morris, and explored the 'voices of a white past' communicating the deceits and illusions of my own white history.
1 November 2019
Thrilled to have the catalogue essay for the solo exhibition Country - ancient lands written by Peter Haynes featured in The Journal of Australian Ceramics.
15 October 2019