Victorian Craft Awards

Jennifer Conroy-Smith — 'The Space Within', 2020.

The events of the past two years are very much imbued within these pieces as they explore the vulnerability of the breath and the protection of the ribcage. Traversing process, technique and experimentation, the artist has suspended porcelain in the kiln at specific points to create the sense of movement, where space and mass are treated equally.


Jennifer Conroy-Smith is a Melbourne-based, British artist specialising in porcelain sculpture. Her paper-thin forms explore the dichotomy between the strength of porcelain and its delicate aesthetic. Conroy-Smith works on commissions for national and international clients, and lectures at RMIT University.


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

Dimensions: 3 works approx 45cm x 28cm x 45cm each

Photography: Supplied by artist 

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

Please note the works are available for acquisition individually at the below listed price or collectively for $9200

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