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Shesha (Raj) Reddy

Shesha (Raj) Reddy

Shesha (Raj) Reddy

Shesha (Raj) Reddy ’s current area of interest is an exploration of functional-ware as sculpture in the domestic setting, which combines his interest in ceramic processes and prototyping methods as a way to iterate design ideas. After pursuing ceramic arts studies at the ANU from 2012–2014, Raj transferred to the ANU Sculpture workshop with the objective of incorporating other media into of his ceramics practice, and recently graduated with a Master of Studies at the ANU (Sculpture Workshop). 

As an emerging artist, Raj completed his first public commission for the Lane Cove Council, Sydney. In 2014 he was invited to participate in the annual Kultour gathering, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts. He was also successful as an applicant for a 2-month residency in Japan, at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, 2014.

Richilde Flavell

Richilde Flavell

Richilde Flavell

InstaRichilde Flavell is a Canberra based emerging artist working with ceramics. Primarily designing and making functional ceramics under her label Girl Nomad Ceramics. Richilde experiments with a variety of clays and glazes, to make work that is subtle, featuring soft lines with contrasting and complementary elements. Each piece of Richilde’s wheel thrown, functional work is unique. Her range includes contemporary tableware glazed with volcanic tones and exposed clay surfaces.
 
Richilde received a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Ceramics) from the Australian National University in 2015. Since graduating she has participated in several group exhibitions: Divergence at Form Studio and Gallery in 2016, Interrestrial at Nishi Gallery and Emerging Contemporaries at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre in Canberra in 2015. Most recently Richilde exhibited in FRONT/CENTRE at DENFAIR in Melbourne as Girl Nomad Ceramics.
 
For her graduating work Richilde received several Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Awards, including the Craft ACT Exhibition award, the Strathnairn Arts Inaugural Anita McIntyre Exhibition and Residency award and the Canberra Potters’ Society Residency award.
 
Instagram: @girlnomadceramics

Mark Saunders

Mark Saunders

Mark Saunders

Mark completed a Bachelor of Visual Art Major in Ceramics at the ANU in 2014. He was an EASS recipient in 2014 from Canberra Potters and Alliance Francaise and exhibited at both during 2015.
 
Mark’s distinctive marbling techniques, using mid fire casting slip and coloured stains, are evocative of Italian marbled paper. The intricate patterns decorate his current line of vessels.
   

Lia Tacjnar

Lia Tacjnar

Lia Tajcnar

Lia Tajcnar has been a practicing artist for over 25 years and is currently focusing on ceramics. Her practice is about exploring experimental ways of working with clay and using complexity in three-dimensional form to engage with ideas of perception and representing the process of creativity. Concepts are integrated into creating interesting problems to solve, and engaging with technical/design elements. Lia is interested in taking techniques and working methods from other disciplines and integrating them with clay. She says about ceramics: “Part of what excites me about ceramics is the possibility of being able to incorporate the technical aspects of so many other methods of making – and pushing the borders of what ceramics can be.”
Lia has been working on making sculptural pieces with ceramic and mixed media as well as exploring printmaking techniques on clay. Ever developing, these past three years she has also been working on a body of ceramic and resin jewelery for exhibition and retail.
Lia has a Masters of Philosophy in ceramics from the ANU School of Art and has taught at the ANU in Art Theory, Core Studies and at the Ceramic Department. She also has BFAs in painting and ceramics and has participated in many solo and group exhibitions as well as receiving numerous awards and prizes.

Lesley Lebkowicz

Lesley Lebkowicz

Lesley Lebkowicz

Lesley Lebkowicz has been a practicing ceramic artist for over three years. During this time she has been a regular participant in continuing education courses through Canberra Potters completing specialist courses with Cathy Franzi and Rick Beviss. In 2016 she refined her throwing skills through an intensive Summer School with Malcolm Cooke and has continued under the guidance of Kaye Pemberton.
 
Lesley is influenced by a long connection with an ascetic Buddhist practice which allows us to open to experience while training us to maintain a stillness and balance in the face of this experience.  
 
http://lesleylebkowicz.com/

Jo Victoria

Jo Victoria

Jo Victoria

Jo Victoria’s art practices has focused on revealing the hidden stories in landscapes.

Jo is interested in exploring the qualities of a place and attempting to capture a feeling, or an essence of this place within the work she create. She is interested in giving voice to silent histories that are embodied or encased in a place.

Jo seeks inspiration from the rocky outcrops that lay witness to deep time at her favourite south coast destination that forms the intertidal zone between wild ocean and estuary, sandwiched between white rounded beaches and rugged cliff faces. These various watery weathered places hold stories within their forms, some will never be known, some may be revealed by natural and cultural interference. She uses images that appear fossil like within the body of the works as metaphors for these embodied stories.  These images are revealed with light through thin translucent walls, ghost like. Watery glazes hint at the oceans influence and sharp, vulnerable yet resilient edges on the forms provide a delicate yet dangerous  feel to the exposed bleached vessels. These qualities speak of the vulnerability, strength and danger of the ocean’s edge.

https://www.jovictoriaceramics.com

Instagram: @jo_victoria_mud