Dianne Mangan — 'Elemental I' Scarva Black Sculptural Vase
‘Elemental I’ forms one component of a series of vessels through which large format ceramic works are explored. Mangan seeks to add an individualised sensitivity through the making of hand-formed, coil constructed ceramic objects and vessels. In addition within the making of these pieces her intention is to embrace intrinsic references to the history of ceramics and the principal objectivity of the ceramic vessel/object. A dichotomy of sorts ensues – a personal approach to making and forming - coupled with the universality of the clay ceramic vessel.
Dianne Mangan has a background in visual art and design with ceramics as her primary early and current practice. She is based in Beechworth, North East Victoria. Through the hand formed pieces in many series her intention is to embrace references to the history of ceramics coupled with an awareness of the objectivity of the ceramic vessel/object. A dichotomy of sorts ensues – the personal hands-on approach to making, creating and forming, coupled with the universality of clay sculptural vessels and sculptural works.
Mangan holds a Diploma in Art & Design, Post Graduate in Fine Art from RMIT and a Masters Degree in Art Administration from CoFA, UNSW.
Materials: Irish 'Scarva' hand-building black textured clay. Hand-rolled coils and a textured surface. There is no glaze on this vessel and it cannot be used as a vase. Fired in a gas fired kiln to 1260C
Dimensions: approx. 46 x 29cm