Kate Jones

Kate Jones – 'Aubade, Sculpture, 2024


Aligning with her long-term interest in the artistic possibilities of architectural ceramics, Kate Jones has collaborated with Krause Bricks in Stawell, using architectural shingles as a surface for her Material Provenance paintings which explore the role of animals as the holders of meaning and objects of desire.

Having built-in environmental checks, Krause Bricks has its own clay pit, aims for best practices environmentally and is currently researching alternative power sources for production. Building on these architectural shingles as a base, Kate has painted each work under the restricted palette highlighted through the Material Provenance exhibition.

I have used the palette determined by the Clay Matters members of the exhibition, a restriction that was interesting in the way it shifted my approach to painting. A more monochrome palette lends itself to more graphic images.”

Kate Jones is a Melbourne-based artist with a practice grounded in clay. She has written about ceramic practice, material ethics, and impulses for making. Teaching is an integral part of her practice. In 2021, she completed a residency at Study in Brunswick called the Provenance Project, which combined politics, poetry, and pottery. Kate was also commissioned to create work for the inaugural exhibition From Impulse to Action at Bundanon Museum of Art in 2022 and through Craft, for Melbourne Now at the NGV in 2023. Currently, she is the president of The Australian Ceramics Association and is undertaking an MFA at VCA.


Material Provenance


May 2 – June 15 2024

Clay Matters presents ‘Material Provenance’, an exhibition featuring four Melbourne ceramicists in Craft’s Atrium comprising outcomes from an international research project created by past and present members of the Clay Matters artist collective.

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Material: Krause Bricks shingle (clay from Stawell pit), Bennet's terracotta, Axedale ball clay, Dja Dja Wurrung dam mud, calcium carbonate.

Dimensions: 74 x 20 x 3.5cm

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