Jane Perryman has been a member of the Craft Potters Association for over 35 years. Her early work explored ancient making and firing processes of hand building and smoke firing using linear based surface marking.
“For the last decade I’ve integrated the different aspects of my making and writing practise to explore interlocking ideas of time and place through sequential forms.”
For this new exhibition, she is showing a group of hemispherical double walled bowls mixed with different organic and man-made materials collected randomly, each a metaphor for memory and words.
Using combinations of press moulding, coiling and slabbing processes before burnishing the surface, her pieces are then low fired and then refined with sandpaper followed by a higher temperature firing.
“I hope the work rests somewhere within the space of opposites, expressing qualities of stillness and contemplation but also imbued with energy & tension.”
South Coast based Carolyn Genders is an internationally renowned ceramic artist, author and educator, recognized for her unique use of colour and surface. This newest body of work from Carolyn offers a bright and instinctive collection which is the direct response to a three month residency in France. Each piece denotes a new terrain and a time of joyous expression of colour and emotion through paint and brush, now extended into ceramic forms.
Jill Fanshawe Kato’s ceramic forms are adorned with her distinctive imagery; of birds, animals, plants and small creatures, such as grasshoppers and shrimps. Meanwhile, Susan O’Byrne’s creatures are vehicles for the expression, distillation and embodiment of fundamental aspects of our humanity.
As the festive season approaches, we are thrilled to present an inspiring selection of hand-picked and carefully curated works by many of our respected CPA members. We are privileged to be able to bring such a comprehensive, varied and covetable showcase to the gallery this Christmas and we are certain there will be something for all tastes to discover and take home.