Friday, 1 November 2019

Victorian Craft Award - the ceramic issue!

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, Melbourne

19 October - 30 November 2019

A really handsome and spacious presentation of 51 selected members of Craft. Congratulations to curator Chlöe and Craft staff for pulling this together. 

Award for Excellence 

(Recognising the highest achievement in creativity, innovation and design across media. Supported by the Bowness Family Foundation.)

Delighted to cheer the Award for Excellent given to David Ray for his baroquely decorated soup turin. 
Upon acceptance of his award, David took the microphone to remind us all that Australia continues to be in denial of our genocidal history and that this work highlights the lie that Australia Day celebrates. 

David Ray, Impact, 2018, earthenware

Ceramic works also featured:

Jan Vogelpoel, Shadow and Ghost, Scarva & earthenware

Chris Plumridge, Creativity stone, porcelain, original glazes

Jane Sawyer, Planetary: Gas Giant #1, ceramic

Sally Kent, Pods, porcelain

Vanessa Lucas, Placid vases, porcelain

Garry BIsh, Dark Cathedral, ceramic slip cast

Alan Constable, Not titled (telescope), earthenware, glaze

Magdalena Dmowska, Oblivious, ceramic

Cassie Leatham, Women On Country, pipeclay, river reeds, ema fat, ochre, sinew

Dawn Tang, Sunset - Pink Glow, porcelaneous stoneware, colour slips, glaze

kate Brouwer, Kaiketsu Vase, stoneware clay & glaze

Yoko Ozawa, Tsutusmareru - Surrounded, stoneware, porcelain, glaze

Michaela Pegrum, Mutual Bloom, silk, copper, terracotta, wood ash 

Honorary inclusion for the wonder of these enameled and rusted surfaces, eloquent vessels and refined rims. 

Katrina Tyler, Urban Vessels, oxidised copper, enamel paint

Rosie Gunzburg, Stitch, mild steel, enamel, brass

Inari Kiuru, Blink (a thought about time), mild steel, enamel, glass, aluminium, glass, human ashes, paint, iron, patine, wax, magnets. 

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