Victorian Craft Awards

Prue Venables — ' Stemmed Bowl and Sieve,' 2021,

"I play with ideas of function, of the quirky, inventive possibilities of objects that might perchance be used or just bring into focus the others that almost invisibly fill our daily lives. Spatial relationships between and amongst enact notions of poetry, music and mood." 
-Prue Venables

Prue Venables is a celebrated Australian ceramicist known for her sophisticated functional pottery in high fired porcelain - hand thrown and constructed but with invisible joins. With decades experience working in ceramics and exploring industrial firing methods, she creates challenging and risky objects that appear simple and indifferent to their complex origins. Venables is recipient of the Australian Design Centre’s Living Treasure, Master of Australian Craft Award. Recent learnings in silversmithing have allowed for the inclusion of metal components. Venables is represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney, and Beaver Galleries, Canberra.


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: Limoges porcelain, hand thrown and altered with new base added, pierced. Fine silver handle, rolled, textured hand formed, soldered

Dimensions: 15cm x 24cm x 17.5cm ; Sieve 36cm x 14cm x 8cm

Photography: Ian Hill

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

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