Reductive/Additive: Ceramic exhibition.
A popup exhibition of contemporary ceramic sculpture and design by seven artists: Kirsty Collins, Vanessa Leung, Michelle Bulloch, Jennifer Hartley, Vanessa Sim, Emily Wynn and Rong Li. There will be a range of ceramics for sale.
Kirsty Collins is a contemporary, deaf artist and craftsperson currently completing the Advanced Diploma in Ceramics at TAFE NSW (Gymea) and developing a new body of work to be exhibited at Hazlehurst Gallery in 2021 – featuring large format, hand-built sculptures, limited edition slip cast ikebana vases and thrown, hand carved tea bowls. Her sculptures explore the embodiment of fantastical cloud and smoke landscapes in clay. Coming from a contemporary art and design background she is interested in connections between art, design and craft thinking. Kirsty also makes her own experimental glazes, slips and terra sigillata.
Open Studio: Saturday 17 October, 10am – 4pm;
Introduction to Slip Casting: Saturday 17 October, 11am – 12pm
Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture & Design
“I wake every day filled with curiosity to work with the endless possibilities of the language of clay and chemicals. It’s often a long process but there is no greater joy than discovering new surprising forms, glazes and surfaces in the wonderful and chaotic tactile problem-solving process of these materials.
Whether my artworks lean towards the minimalist, decorative or descriptive ends of the creative spectrum all of my forms are created with a deep knowledge of the ceramic material, it’s interactions, process and time frames and also the audiences’ tactile experience.”K Collins
Art thinking and craft thinking.
My body in space becomes my landscape.
Are things I think about, with my hands in the clay.