Thursday, 1 June 2017

Finalist - 2017 Victorian Craft Award

Craft Victoria is thrilled to announce the 100 finalists in the Victorian Craft Awards exhibition. and I am delighted to be part of this tally.

Opening this Saturday 3 June this is the second biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in craft and design.


The awards exhibition will take place across three venues — Craft Victoria, Collins Place Gallery and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

From 3 June–8 July.

Try to find my sculptural grouping about caravan camping.



It Never Rains...2017, ceramic

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

en Plein Air

School holiday escape to Merrijig on the Delatite River. Set up a balcony studio in view of my favourite tree, a pre-settlement Eucalyptus dalrympleana, or mountain white gum, and Autumn tinged European trees.

Post-NPS residency, I continue to pose this question,

'what vessel might I make that continues my love of coiling and pinching and refers to trees & landcape?'



Leaf, tree & cloud silhouette rims


The Delatite & ever-present clouds
The mighty Eucalyptus dalrympleana, also ever-present.






Friday, 25 November 2016

It's MAGiC

Delighted to have been chosen for inclusion in the 2017 Klytie Pate Award. In it's inaugual year, the exhibition will be part of he Mansfield Art Glass Incorporating Ceramics (MAGiC) exhibition. 
8 - 15 March 2017

This work is entitled It Never Rains...
hand coiled & pinched stoneware clay, stoneware glazes, hand painted oxides and stains

About Klytie Pate: see NGV collection

About Klytie Pate Award: see here




Friday, 18 November 2016

It's all in the body

After months of testing & trialing my glaze ingredients I have to varying my clay body to achieve a tonal range for my From Here To THere series.

Very happy with this the 'darks' amongst this work.



Thursday, 6 October 2016

Growing bigger...Northcote Pottery Artist in Residence

End of my second week at Northcote Pottery and I am loving the extra elbow room and the sweet Brunswick light.

Time to start making my free-form, hand pinched trees bigger, well bigger than my 10cm finger reach can manage.

This beauty is 32 cm tall, now to get it through the bisque.


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Pleased to be part of the FLAIR- Flinders Lane Art In Review

I will be talking about my involvement with the Bluestone Collection as part of  

FORUM #2 // COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

Panel Discussion
Coinciding with Craft's Collective Memory exhibition this public forum will provide the opportunity for those interested in collecting craft to hear from a range of different parties.  Along with myself will be Jason Smith from the Geelong Art Gallery talking about his person collection and Karen Woodbury providing a gallery perspective on facilitating collecting.Featuring individual collectors this panel session will discuss the decision making, motivation and inspiration behind collecting craft along with offering practical advice for those considering starting a collector collective or starting their own craft collection.

WHERE: 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3070
WHEN: Saturday 20 August 2016
TIME: 1.30am-2.30pm

Monday, 1 August 2016

Can't See the Forest for the Trees Workshop

Join me in a workshop and make your very own hand pinched tree. Can't see the Forest For The Trees is being offered as part of Craft Cubed and will be held at Guild of Objects 6pm Thursday 18th August.
Bookings here:

http://guildofobjects.com/pages/can-t-see-the-forest-for-the-treespinched-sculpture-with-robyn-phelan