Christopher Plumridge

Christopher Plumridge — 'Outback with Mother and babies', 2021,

Outback with Mother and babies draws inspiration from the Australian outback and its landscape. It reveals its harshness and uniqueness through colour, texture and innert content.
The knowledge to flourish in this landscape is precious and utterly unique like the rich natural orange glaze surface of this piece.


Chris Plumridge is a ceramic artist and the founder of Claystone Pottery in Melbourne. Having studied under the guidance of Chinese, Japanese, English and Australian potters since the 1970’s and trained in design, Plumridge is known for his studied forms and innovative glazes. His practice includes commissions for top restaurants and private buyers.


Established by Craft Victoria in 2015, the Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event presenting and celebrating excellence in contemporary craft practice. The Awards showcase exceptional works utilising craft skills, processes and materials and include emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople from across Victoria.  

The Finalists.

Adam Markowitz & Oliver Tanner, Alexsandra Pontonio, Amanda Ho, Ana Petidis, Anke Kindle, Anna Davern, Anton Gerner, Australian Tapestry Workshop & Troy Emery, Beverley Meldrum, Blanche Tilden, Cara Johnson, Cassie Leatham, Christopher Plumridge, Damien Wright & Bonhula Yunupingu, Danielle Thiris, Darren Healey, Ema Shin, Grace Brown, Holly Grace. Iluka Sax-Williams, James Lemon, Jane Sawyer, Jenna Lee, Jennifer Conroy-Smith, Jessie French, Jin Ah Jo, Jo Hawley, Juanita Mulholland, Katherine Hubble, Katrina Tyler, Kirby Bourke (Two Lines Studio), Kirsten Haydon, Kristin Burgham, Lee Darroch, Lindy McSwan, Lisa Waup, Liv Boyle, Louise Meuwissen & Ebony Russell, Marcos Guzman, Mechelle Shooter, Michaela Pegum, Michelle Stewart, Narelle White, Nicole Polentas, Prue Venables, Roseanne Bartley, Samuel Burns, Sara Lindsay, Shimara Carlow, Sophia Cai, Thomas Lentini, Timothy Gresham, Timothy White, Troy Emery & Daniel Poole, Vicki Mason, Yi Jen Chu, Zhu Ohmu. 


Materials:  Porcelain Clay, Original formula Glazes and Coloured Slip. Self prepared CSIRO porcelain, glaze, terracotta slip glaze coating. Australian and International mineral components. Nickel, Iron, Cobalt, Manganese, Chrome, Boron, Feldspar, Silica, Calcium, Kaolin, Clay.


(3 pieces)

15.5cm  dia 5.5 mm , 7.8 cm x 4.8 cm, 7.8 cm x 4.8 mcm  

Photography: Christopher Plumridge

Read more about the Victoria Craft Awards and this years judging panel here

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