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Jackie Lallemand

Jackie Lallemand

Jackie Lallemand

Jackie is a ceramic sculptor who is passionate about making life-size animal characters. Jackie hand-builds her forms – not using props or armatures but working with the clay as it slowly firms and dries. She uses layers of oxides and coloured engobes to accentuate surface textures and marks to enhance her forms. The firing techniques Jackie uses make her sculptures strong and durable. Like many people she loves to relate to dogs. They have simple honest emotions and live in the moment. They come in all shapes, sizes and characters and have been an endless source of inspiration for her ceramic sculptures, lately joined by roosters and hens.

Steve Roper

Steve Roper

Steve Roper

Steve Roper has been involved in education and art in Canberra since 1978. He has a background in painting, architecture, and since 2008, ceramics. His practice currently revolves around creating ceramic sculptures, drawing influence from cartoons, African and Pacific Islander art, graffiti and street art.

His work is hand built, mostly using the coil and pinch techniques that are commonly used by potters. Mostly he makes work for his own enjoyment, but is always happy to see his works go to a loving home.

His sculptures have received awards from the Australian Ceramics Association, and at the Royal Canberra Show.

https://steveroperceramics.weebly.com/

Instagram: @steveroper_art

 

Julie Pennington

Julie Pennington

Julie Pennington

Julie Pennington is a ceramic artist based in Canberra. Her methodically crafted vessels and sculptural works are characterised by her distinctive and innovative approach to the enduring technique of coil building. Predominately Julie utilises the medium of porcelain, working slowly and methodically to investigate the subtleties and complexities of pattern and texture. This work is underpinned by Julie’s early experiences of textiles, drawing and printmaking. Julie’s career in the visual arts began in the field of Textile Design, before pursuing her interest in ceramics and completing a Diploma of Ceramics at Moss Vale TAFE in 2010. Since graduating Julie has undertaken artist residencies at Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong NSW, Can Serrat Art Space in Barcelona, Spain, and Gunyah A.I.R, North Arm Cove NSW. 

In 2016 Julie was awarded the Significant 3D Award in the Stanthorpe Art Award Qld, and was the winner of the Scott Brickworks Award in the North Queensland Biennial Ceramic Awards in 2018. Julie has been selected and invited to exhibit nationally and internationally and was recently featured in the publication Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans by Amber Cresswell Bell.

 

https://www.juliepenningtonceramics.net/

Instagram: @juliepenningtonceramics

 

Sue Peachey

Sue Peachey

Sue Peachey

Sue Peachey works predominately in porcelain using coloured clay and the technique of nerikomi to create pieces that evoke our natural world. She brings a background in landscape design, permaculture and poetry to the work. River’s Edge Ceramics is located at Studio 7 in the Canberra Potters garden. 

Instagram: @riversedgeceramics

 

Phoebe Breen

Phoebe Breen

Phoebe Breen

Maker Phoebe Breen works under the name Kindly - a clay project offering handmade functional pieces to warm the carefully crafted alcoves of your home. She aims for Kindly to be as socially and environmentally friendly as possible. Having studied ceramics in Northern NSW, Phoebe uses the medium of clay to create traditional pieces with contemporary design. Employing earthy colourways, patterns and finishes that mimic our natural environment, each Kindly piece is a humble nod to the clay’s origins and an ode to its new beginnings.

www.kindly.shop

Instagram: @kindly.clay

 

Lea Durie

Lea Durie

Lea Durie

Lea Durie is a ceramic artist based in Braidwood and Canberra. Lea is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Visual Arts with a ceramics major at the ANU School of Art and Design. Lea’s work explores land use and form through mapping, and how women occupy space.  Lea also makes functional contemporary ceramic objects.  Lea’s work reflects her background as a landscape architect and her love of mud, the land and place. Lea works from a studio space at the Watson Arts Centre.