Design Canberra

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.

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Black + White Porcelain Tableware 

Porcelain, black slip, hand painted

Images: Art Atelier Photography

Recent exhibition


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.

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Self reconciliation- Quairading Central Wheatbelt

Porcelain, black slip, gold lustre, decals

Photograph: Art Atelier Photography

Recent Artist-In-Residence

 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.

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Avi Amesbury

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

Growing up on the edge of the dessert in Western Australia my childhood was filled with experiences of the landscape, it seemed so natural for my ceramics practice to draw inspiration from these experiences.
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