Let it Slip is a joint exhibition featuring the works of Prue Cooper, Hannah McAndrew, and Sean Miller as they celebrate their new slipware.
Slipware refers to the decorating process whereby slip, a liquid mixture of clay, is dripped, splashed, painted, or otherwise applied to leather-hard pre-fired ceramics.
The three ceramicists pay close attention to this visual dimension of their works, with Prue Cooper focusing heavily on the quotations that adorn the edges of her pieces, Hannah McAndrew using her 18 years of experience and practice to embody the floral abundance of her garden in her pots, and Sean Miller developing a range of functional domestic table and kitchen-ware influenced by English medieval and later traditions.
Although brought together by their mutual affinity for slip, each ceramicist explores unique aspects of their making and decorating process.
In this exhibition, Hannah McAndrew explores ways of translating love and recollections of a person into slip. Prue Cooper recalls conversations she had with her brother and utilises quotes and imagery to bring her pieces to life. Sean Miller experiments with variations of marbling and feathering techniques and enjoys observing the subtle differences to the final product once fired depending on where it is placed when it is wood fired.
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.