Kate Jones – 'untitled (Hekataea series)', 2023
Kate Jones continues the theme from her major work on exhibition at the NGV as part of Melbourne Now, Hekataea. The work explores the children of Hekate, considered symbols of protection and power. This work for The Vessel Project considers the traditions of vessels that hold meaning rather than physical content.
Handbuilt from terracotta and decorated with slips and glazes.
Kate Jones is based in Naarm (Melbourne) and has a practice grounded in clay. Pottery is an abiding love that Jones returns to again and again—creating objects to ritualise the performance of quotidian acts. Throwing on the wheel offers a dropping off of mind and a reconnection to bodily ways of knowing that enrich other forms of making. Research, teaching, photography, and writing are integral to Jones’s approach, informing both conceptual and technical aspects of her exhibition work.
Kate's work is currently on show at the NGV as in Vessels, as part of Melbourne Now.
Kate is also currently on show at Craft in Jugs, view her work here.
Read Kate's recent essay reflecting on 30 years of Fresh! Nine Years Fresh!
June 1- July 29
The Vessel Project is an exploration of the vessel en masse, as imagined by Melbourne’s most creative practitioners. The showcase continues the examination of modern amphorae in Jugs, and celebrates Craft's curatorial collaboration with the NGV for Vessels – now showing as part of Melbourne Now at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
Read about the exhibition.
Material: slab build terracotta form, treated with slips and glazes and fired to earthenware temperature
Photography: Henry Trumble