Dianne Mangan — 'Free Form I Vessel
The Free-Form series presents a freely thrown sculptural vessel form that takes on its own life as it is being created. In particular a fluidity is apparent in these works, as each work depicts some of the attributes of the malleable nature of clay. The vessels may also be reminiscent of natural forms such as sea shells and other matter. However, the works may conjure other responses for the viewer. The dry matt glaze on these forms is delicate. The vessel should be washed by hand in warm soapy water and rinsed. Dry with a soft cloth.
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: porcelaneous clay. Matt white glaze. Holds liquid but may be subject to colour alteration due to matt glaze.
Dimensions: approx. 14.5 x 17.5cm