Exhibitors at a Glance
Jane is a ceramic artist from Warrandyte. She has taught ceramics in schools, TAFE Colleges and at Potters Cottage, Warrandyte.
She has exhibited and given workshops internationally. Her ceramics are in the style of “Terre Vernissee’’ terracotta slipware, influenced by her time working and travelling in France. Jane has been running ceramic and art related tours to France since 2004 as ‘Zeste French Tours’ and has organised the Pottery Expo event in Warrandyte for the past 22 years.
She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
Her work is primarily functional with rich honey and green glazes, with thick slip brushwork decoration. Her pieces are intended for the table to enjoy using everyday.
I work from my home studio making wheel thrown functional and one off pieces. I have made my living as a studio potter since 1977, and are still fascinated with the technical aspects of this craft.
I currently work with fine stoneware clay, and use a range of traditional Chinese glazes that I have developed over the past 40 plus years.
I create porcelain jewellery using the Nerikomi technique of staining and patterning the clay body.
Based in central Victoria, I came to ceramics over the past four years having previously studied fine art over 25 years ago.
My work is both bold and delicate in the colour and designs in her pieces. my references range from geometric abstraction to the decorative design. By polishing, rather than glazing the pieces, the jewellery has a wonderful tactile quality for the wearer.
State of Permanence was born from a simple love of everything clay.
We design and create homeware ceramics with a balance between form and function that can be used on a daily basis, as well as placed as features within your home.
We work with a neutral palette that celebrates clay for it's tactile and sensory experience, bringing interest through texture and light play.
I hope that you get the same pleasure from my pieces.
Sarah has a passion for clay and in particular, experimenting with stamping and printmaking techniques on her hand built forms.
Her work reflects her inspiration from the natural landscape, her family and community.
The forms express her respect, awe and concern for native flora and fauna in Australia, and a human response to our surroundings.
Recently, the theme of home has been explored in her hand built forms.
Working from a studio nestled at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, a ceramic artist I create sculptures with a focus on the form and the natural quality and colour of the clay.
Pushing the clay to its extremes, my pieces are often tilted precariously, their asymmetry creating a feeling of tension and drama in an otherwise simple and organic form.
I am a studio potter based in Croydon, an outer eastern suburb, near Mt Dandenong in Melbourne, Australia.
All works are made and fired in my tiny studio, surrounded by a rambling garden and 1920's original farmhouse.
I produce two different bodies of work - my functional production range and my hand decorated 'Bird' series porcelain range .
I work as a full-time potter from my Mirboo North studio in beautiful South Gippsland.
In the past a great deal of my work was created through hand painting/drawing, slip trailing and carving techniques on stoneware and porcelain.
A little over 10 years ago however, I decided to take myself out of my comfort zone and delve into the fascinating, intriguing and always challenging art of crystalline glazing.
I was amazed by the chemistry, the technical precision and focus required by this glaze, while at the same time realising how random the final results could be, how little control I actually had.
I found myself thoroughly drawn into this beautiful contradiction.
I like to explore the beauty of nature using clay to create soft and unique textured flowers, gum nuts, seeds and vases of different shapes and sizes.
I enjoy the rawness and richness of the clay bodies I use and am passionate about bringing nature into our communal living spaces in a form which is both artistic and forever lasting.
My flowers can be found in vase arrangements of different shapes, sizes and colours and can be enjoyed as single stems too.
Yvette De Lacy
I am an accomplished ceramicist who has been producing work under the name Mountain Clay for several years.
I studied Ceramics at Victorian College of the Arts and went on to teach. I have worked in collections both here and overseas and recently was commissioned by Tarrawarra Museum of Art to make a range of work that featured the Tarrawarra landscape.
I have an affinity with nature and the landscape and use my surroundings as stimulus for my work.
I am a New Zealand born ceramicist, now living and working in the Yarra Ranges.
Using textured stoneware clays on the potters wheel, I create functional pieces designed to be useful as well as beautiful.
Shadows and light play a large part in influencing the design of her pieces, with the simplicity of the work intended to bring peace, and to calm the mind of the viewer.
Mud Dept. creates ceramics for lovers of a slower life. I am a potter, artist and small batch maker, with a background in landscape architecture, who creates ceramics inspired by the beautiful mountains and forests of South East Australia.
Mud Dept. ceramics are contemporary, earthy and textural, and designed to bring beauty into the ordinary everyday.Our work is made of earthy stoneware clays, mostly thrown on a pottery wheel and reduction fired.
My work is focused on creating simple irregular forms and aligning the surface treatment to highlight and exaggerate the form.
I am inspired by the colours of nature and the constant contrasting of colours it displays.
My work is hand built using a variety of clays and fired to 1220degrees.
Using a rolling pin, I flatten balls of clay.
These small round balls of clay become very thin pieces - each of them unique in appearance and shape.
The individual pieces of clay are then crafted together - building and forming a flower vase creation.
I hope you will enjoy arranging beautiful flowers in my vases.
I respond to my natural surroundings by creating functional, contemporary forms and employing traditional techniques and practices.
I use contrasting elements to achieve balance. I carve, tear, cut and rip to expose what is below the surface. Using slips, pigments, and glazes to create tonal contrasts and textures,
I describe my emotional responses to contrasting seasons, cultures, and traditions.
I have been working in stoneware and porcelain for over 35 years.
I originally worked as a chef for many years in Melbourne. My history as both a chef and potter has meant the use of my work is essential to my practice and each piece is made with careful consideration of both its form and function.
My one-off, hand-built pieces are adorned with inscribed lines, marks and textured painterly effects – achieved through the application of colours, slips and engobes, giving a natural openness and freedom of form that’s equally beautiful when viewed from all sides.
I draw on, and am influenced by, the open space and freedom of a country upbringing.
On discovery of ceramics, I was excited at the potential clay had in helping me to express his ideas through colour and form.
Mt Cooper Pottery features functional ceramics inspired by architecture and the urban and the natural environment.
Unique clay blends and handmade glazes are influenced by the rich textures of redgum and eucalyptus trees and exposed volcanic rock.
Large vases, bowls, beakers, cups, platters and plates feature textured and layered surfaces with smooth and silky or dry finishes.
My work starts with wheel-thrown forms, after which I alter the surface by carving, sgraffito and painting with slip.
The aim is to make tactile work that calls to be held and brought into everyday use.
I blend a variety of stoneware clays to create a body that has strength and visual interest and then I fire in reduction to draw out the individuality of each piece.
My work is a distillation of my daily activities, the pursuit of meaning and a desire to connect with life.
I create high fired ceramic art, both functional and decorative. Her artwork highlights tactility of surface texture often inspired by the rugged Australian landscape and natural geology.
Reactionary glazes feature predominantly throughout Mim’s portfolio, deeply entwining glaze chemistry and ceramic design.
My ceramic work is created in limited series and small batches. Each piece is made by hand from start to finish, allowing inherent differences and striking variation.
Janice has been refining her art for many decades.
Creating one-off pieces and small groupings of work Janice strives for beautiful surfaces and forms that create an immediate relationship between object and user. A piece of art for the everyday.
She is inspired by traditional forms and surfaces but seek to make these her own by continually exploring the possibilities of clay, glaze, and heat.
"It is such a pleasure to see my work in people’s homes. Perhaps adorning a shared table or simply being their cup of choice first thing in the morning. "
We, Wonki Kim and Jaeha Lee create functional ceramics designed to be natural, simple and practical for the home to everyday life.
Majority of our works are made of very rough and dark stoneware clay decorated with white slip so the colour and texture from the clay body come through and creates magical contrast when fired.
This method is called Buncheong in Korean, we give this tradition a little twist by adding a touch of pigment from wild clay dug in Victoria.
My work concentrates on form, texture and colour. I focus on decorating the surface using alternative firing methods including Raku.
I enjoy playing with copper and the often unexpected colours and effects that can be obtained.
My work features dry copper matte glaze, naked Raku and ferric chloride and horse hair.
Recently I have added a functional range to my work with traditional forms and glazes.
At Oxart Pottery we love making pots that you can use!
I am a skilled thrower with many years of production experience and continues making functional pottery at Oxart HQ a bustling working and teaching pottery in Taradale, Central Vic.
A love of making larger statement pieces with functionality remaining at the forefront of his design continues, with large water and garden features being available for purchase and order at the expo.
And .... sometimes I make just for fun!
I produce ranges of ceramic tableware that bring together a celebration of our unique Australian flora with a love of heritage motifs and rich glazes.
This fusion results in pieces that have a contemporary design with a hint of nostalgia.
You will find 100 year old flannel flower patterns and scribbly gum wiggles (among other delights) on functional stoneware and porcelain.
An eclectic range of work displaying the many styles of work that I am interested in playing with.
Asian inspired water pots, utilitarian ware, wearable art pieces as well as Bonsai pots with permission from Murrumbung Studio.
Wood fired pieces stand out from the soft palette of oxidised ware.
Special Ordinary objects
Every day objects that are held and embraced
A moment of comfort and pleasure
Each is considered, is unobtrusive but of substance
Sitting quietly ready to take part in the rhythms of life.
Senses of touch and sight
A sip, warmth, a pause
Soft and strong
They are for your use.
Lilach creates sculptural works that combine potency and delicacy through the multifaceted use of clay, glaze, fabric and wire. Fusing through the firing process, these transform into one entity.
Comprised of reiterated elements, her works reflect on the basic human need to connect, and nature’s malleable way of reproduction. The singular is supported by the whole and the whole united by the singular. Evoking personal and global significance they embody vulnerability, fortitude and unification
My inspiration is often taken from mystical creatures and fairy tales. I’m drawn to the strange fantasy of playful monsters and the whimsical beauty of pixies and forest creatures.
All my pieces are unique and each character has their own personality.
Whilst all my work can be used as a sculpture, I always try to combine a functional use for each product. When artwork is functional, I believe it encourages people to hold and interact with the work … hopefully leading to further enjoyment!
Form and function are masterfully combined in my delicate, intricate, charming and captivating pieces – each one a work of art.
Growing up in a creative household began a lifetime of exploration in patterns, textures, colours and shapes – resulting in work drenched in memories and rich in design.
I am both artistic and creative with a love of drawing and painting.
Belinda is inspired by the meditative and elemental expressive nature of working in clay and mainly throws non-functional forms using Raku firing technique.
Belinda’s current art practice focuses on letting go, accessing the present moment and connecting to her internal and external environment, expressed through wheel thrown forms and embracing the ‘happy accidents’ in her work.
I'm a Clunes ceramic artist making small batch, hand built stoneware pottery.
I build my forms from coils and slabs, a slow process compared with slip casting and wheel throwing.
I work this way because I love the asymmetries and makers marks which individualise each form and make them unique.
I visualise my art through meditation which spiritually immerses her into the four elements of Mother Earth: Earth, Water, Sun, Nature.
In love with the Australian landscape from which the inspiration comes from.
Using organic materials such as Terracotta clay and Raffia, the expression of these four elements and the respect for natural sources is more prominent and alive.
The perfect and imperfect forms and details make Federica Pelizzari art organic and unique.
Chris & Anne Sfetkidis
A family affair - Chris makes well designed functional dinner ware and beautiful lidded pots as well as a range of espresso cups and coffee mugs.
Anne makes quirky hand built sculptural ladies, garden ponds, planters, earrings, wall plaques and fruit bowls.
Together they make decorated travel mugs with well fitted lids and a range of surprising designs that will make you smile.
Woodfired stoneware pottery using local found clay and slips that reflects Sergei's education and training in Japanese methods of pottery making.
Forms include utilitarian ware to sculptural vessels. Sergei favourite form is the vase or blossom jar shape. Living locally in Warrandyte and having grown up on the Monaro plains in southern NSW, I use found materials in my work that is then worked in the fire to create an alchemy of beauty.
I make finely crafted pots in porcelain and stoneware for the table. Individual drinking bowls, cups, breakfast bowls, up to larger salad bowls, are made in a translucent porcelain, and larger pieces such as dishes, jugs, moon jars and fruit bowls are made in a stoneware clay.
I make my own stoneware clay using clays from the Gulgong area.
I am a glaze specialist, with celadon glazes my particular emphasis, and an ongoing academic interest in the history and technology of these glazes.
I (b. 2004) am a Naarm/Melbourne-based ceramicist.
Since the age of 14 I has been mentored and taught by one of Australia's master ceramicists.
My love of ceramics is shaped by trialling, rebellion and texture.
In October 2021, I created Running Late Creations as my studio name began selling my creations to the public in early 2022.
I focus on creating functional pieces, and whilst there is cohesion across his work, he maintains a strong desire that each piece is unique.
I create functional pots for home and garden under the banner of Sundborn Ceramics with a focus on shared centrepieces such as serving bowls, vases and planters, as well as the most personal vessel – the cup.
My continued exploration of form and function results in an evolving practice in which balance is realised through the interplay between clay body, glaze and form.
Her approach is informed by Scandinavian design and Japanese aesthetics.
I create hand built sculptural works, using a mixture of clays; earthenware and stoneware, which invoke a whimsical narrative.
My works range from functional, highly decorated with relief illustration vases and vessels to non functional figurative pieces.
Celebrating colour with intricate underglaze painting, I like to explore the relationship between ourselves and other flora and fauna, noticing the possibilities of symbiotic relationships.
The works stand between 15 and 50 cms.
Using large vessels as a substrate my work features complex line work illustration of invasive botanical species using the mishima technique.
Often using locally foraged clay that I processes in my Ballarat studio, through my practice I seek to explore both my connection to place as an immigrant and the dichotomy of the Australian landscape.
Gravity defying bud vases and small sculptural pieces admiring the simplicity of fruit as form.
Frutta Wares is inspired by the vibrancy of the 1970’s, slip cast, wheel thrown and hand assembled to evoke subtle and playful humour.
The Frutta Wares range has evolved to include more challenging configurations to include clocks, candelabras and chandeliers.
I have been making ceramics from my studio in Warrandyte for 30 years.
I had a break from ceramics during the 2000s and returned to the wheel in 2016 and re-mastered my techniques during the pandemic.
I love my time in the home studio, even on frosty wintery mornings.
All items are thrown, turned, glazed and fired out of his Warrandyte North studio.
I also works as a tiler / stone mason and began my journey into ceramics making my own wall tiles.
My work has always been an exploration of colour, glaze, form; mainly throwing on the wheel.
I have been further exploring textural surfaces using coloured slips, and also pit firing to create new works. I test and explore glazes , finding the perfect fit for the forms I throw.
I love the process of creating with clay, from preparing it, throwing, firing and glazing, to finally presenting it. It fills me with a deep satisfaction and calms my soul.
I specialise in alternative firing techniques, such as Saggar firing and Raku, resulting in unpredictable random results.
A low fired white porcelain clay is used to enhance the colours and patterns left by flames passages, combustible materials and the atmospheric conditions in the kiln.
My work is strongly influenced by the natural landscapes of Central Australia, glaciers, volcanos and erosion patterns. Due to this process, every piece is truly unique, non functional and one of a kind.
I love creating my wheel thrown pottery in my studio in Knoxfield and produce mainly functional stoneware using both commercial glazes and my own glaze recipes.
My aim is to produce pieces that are not only useful and easy to use in daily life, but are also attractive to look at, giving pleasure as well as functionality.
I tend to make small batches of work, avoiding bulk production, trying out variations in form and glaze effects on popular themes, such as mugs and vases
I continually search and maximis the distinctive attractions of handmade ceramic.
My lust for perfection determines the high quality of my work.
I use porcelain with exceptional studio developed glazes.
The incorporation of shapes and decorations is the pathway I use to express inspirations and compose poems that whisper sensations from Shangri-La.