Artist Category: CLAY GULGONG ARTISTS 2022

Caroline Earley

My work is informed by ideas of sameness and polarity. I explore formal and conceptual correlations through the shifting interplay of ceramic form, appendage and surface. I work in series to examine the relationships between ceramic form, human bodies and microscopic life. The physicality of form, and the ways in which objects occupy and conform …

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Matt McLean

An early involvement with performance and dance in his art school days in Auckland gave Matt an enduring appreciation of movement. A sense of latent motion and balance has characterized much of his often large, multi-piece ceramic sculptures. Collaborating with his print-maker wife Kate on projects over 45 years has encouraged an interest in integrating …

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Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson was born in Lutruwita/Tasmania where he completed his Bachelor of Economics degree at the University of Tasmania in 1972. Soon after, he found himself working with resin and fibreglass on the long curves of surfboards before a developing interest in making with clay led him to undertake studies in ceramics at the School …

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Jann Kesby

Jann was born in Kempsey, New South Wales in 1954 where her workshop and kilns are situated. Jann’s relationship with clay commenced during the late 1970’s where she was working in a production workshop before moving to Sturt Craft Workshop, Mittagong under the guidance of Ian McKay. Jann is fortunate to be ‘old school trained’ …

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Robert Barron

Born in Harpenden, England. Robert Barron commenced potting full-time in the family pottery at Croydon, Victoria, in 1976. In 1979, he left Australia on a five-year journey to New Zealand, North America, England, Europe, and South Korea to work with woodfiring potters. During this time, he visited Michael Cardew at Wenford Bridge Pottery, Cornwall, UK. …

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Darryl Frost

“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.” – John Ruskin The Stones of Venice Darryl’s work is a tactile and intuitive response to nature taken from his surroundings at Kina Beach. His keen observations run wild and combine with the individual idiosyncrasies of the source of clay he uses. …

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