Sydney Craft Week 2020
Details: Open Studio: Saturday 17 & 18th October, 10am – 4pm;
Slip Casting Demonstration: Saturday 17th October, 11am – 12pm
|A pop-up exhibition of contemporary ceramics at Kirsty’s studio on the Cooks River cycle path in the inner west.|
Ceramic sculptures and utilitarian design by: Vanessa Leung, Michelle Bulloch, Jennifer Hartley, Vanessa Sim, Bec Simpson, Emily Wynn, Nicola Bradley, and Rong Li.
Kirsty Collins is a contemporary artist and craftsperson completing the Advanced Diploma in ceramics and has been developing a new body of work to be exhibited at Hazlehurst Gallery in 2021. She makes large hand-built ceramics sculptures and limited editions of slip cast ikebana vases and she also enjoys throwing and hand carving tea bowls. She recently installed a Skutt kiln and makes her own slips, terra-sigillata’s and glazes. Her sculpture explores the embodiment of fantastical cloud and smoke landscapes in clay. Coming from a contemporary art and design background she is interested in the connection between art, design and craft thinking. She has been given a highly commended award at Rookwood Sculpture Prize and was a finalist in the Melbourne Laneway prize. She is also a deaf artist learning Auslan.
Live demos of the porcelain slip casting process, at 11 am on Saturday the 11th, and also Sunday the 12th by students from the NSW TAFE Advanced Diploma in ceramics*, (Gymea). There will also be a small range of ceramics, functional and sculptural, work for sale. You can find more information at www.ceramicly.com.au
November, Muse Gallery, Ultimo, graduating exhibition for Advanced Ceramics Diploma students