Terunobu Hirata — Twist Faceted Vase, 2022
My work process is that I initially determine the form (shape) and work on the glaze when it is in a completed shape of form. I transform the wheel thrown form when the form is firm like a leather by using various methods including faceting, fluting, pushing in and out, stretching, patting and carving.
'For over 50 years, I have lived in Australia after leaving my home country, Japan. The life in Australia has always reminded me of my origin as Japanese. My passions have been to express the emotions and feelings I have had through the life in Australia into my work. Tasks such as working with clay, throwing on the wheel and firing the kiln give me a sense of satisfaction through interacting with nature. They are a source of my inspiration although they can be distressing at times.'
It's not just blue
November 24 - January 21
A gathering of works by Australian artists, crafts people and designers, in a maximalist exploration of the colour blue in all its hues.
Anke Kindle / Anna Varendorff / Anne U / Ara Dolatian / Ash Allen / Bastard Ceramics / Camille Laddawan / Caro Pattle / Christopher Plumridge / Curio Practice / Dean Norton / Dean Toepfer / Ebony Russell / Ella Saddington / Georgina Proud / House Editions / Iluka Sax-Williams / Jess Sellinger / Jordan Fleming / Kristin Burgham / Louise Meuwissen / Lucy Tolan / Michael Gittings / Nicole Lawrence / Owen Rye / Real Non-Real / Sguscio / Shimara Carlow / Tara Shackell / Terunobu Hirata / Tia Ansell / Yen Qin
Material: Stoneware, glaze
Dimensions: approx.20.5 x 17.5cmcm
Please note, works purchased as gifts will be made available for collection by December 20 for the gifting season, all others will remain on exhibition until January 21