Tara Shackell – Large Flared Lip Bowl , 2022
Made from stoneware and fired in a reduction atmosphere, this collection of bowls aims to to create balance between lightness of form and the speckled blue-brown internal glaze and the grounded-ness of the earthy brown exterior glaze.
Tara Shackell is a ceramicist based in south west Victoria. She works in clay to produce quiet, considered objects for everyday use and contemplation. Her pots are thrown on the wheel, with a focus on simplicity and materiality. Tara studied a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts and later completed Diploma of Art (Ceramics). Recently she has been dividing her time between teaching at School of Clay and Art and working from her small studio making functional ceramics and work for exhibition. Her current work focuses on creating simple objects that express tranquillity, quietness and space. These pieces explore the relationship between form and surface through the subtle interaction between clay and glazes.
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, matte glaze
Dimensions: approx. 2 x 30 x 32cm dimensions variable
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