Isadora Vaughan

Isadora Vaughan – 'Untitled', 2023


Roughly brought together into oval like form the pressure and porosity of the materials handling echos that of a parched landscape or clay pit. The work uses recycled ceramics, shattered and worked into soft un fired clay as an aggregate to create a surface and a form. Internally coated in beeswax, the puckered void space suggests a sealing or containing skin, heightened in contrast to the brittle punctured clay body.

Isadora Vaughan explores the material and social possibilities of sculpture in innovative and surprising ways. Her use of materials ranges from the traditional—such as bronze, ceramics, glass, or steel—to the unexpected: hemp, pig skin, beeswax, or garden detritus, each medium selected for its physical or chemical properties as well as for social and historical associations. Taking direction with these materials, her works can be sumptuous or brittle; meticulously crafted or unruly and formless. Isadora has exhibited in artist run spaces and museums and galleries since 2010. Isadora is represented by STATION.


May 6- June 24

Read about the exhibition.

Jugs is part of Melbourne Design Week 2023, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Material: earthenware, beeswax

Dimensions: approx. 70 x 50 x 30cm


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