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Richilde Flavell

Richilde Flavell

Richilde Flavell

Richilde is a Canberra based emerging artist working with ceramics. Material curiosity orientates Richilde’s practice: she is interested in using clay in a variety of ways to articulate and explore her surroundings. This process has resulted in experimental, gallery-based projects, where ceramics are used in spatial installation informed by experience of the natural environment. Richilde also makes functional work under the name Girl Nomad Ceramics.

Paul Dumetz

Paul Dumetz

Paul Dumetz

Paul’s work reflects a keen interest and fascination with the ‘life form’ and the ‘organism’. His fascination in both Australian fauna and mythological creatures brings his creatures to life. He states, ‘I like to convey an imagined view of life as we see it.’
His work captures the beauty, character, strength, purity, emotion and facial expression of animals and creatures which interest him.
Paul makes a range of creatures from dogs, cats, and frogs through to fanciful dragons. His pieces can be worn or simply admired. Recently he has begun to explore a range of soda fired functional ware of drinking vessels and teapots. The glazes he uses on these works emulate ‘ash glaze’ effects.

Fran Romano

Fran Romano

Fran Romano

Fran joined the shop in late 2018 and although a newcomer to the shop she has had a long association with Canberra Potters both as a teacher and past studio holder. Since completing her studies at ANU School of Art in 2013 Fran has been making, selling and exhibiting her work as FRATTEMPO Ceramics.  Fran has developed functional designs for Cafes and restaurants including Rye Cafe in Braddon, ACT, and Jackalope Hotels in Victoria. Fran says of her work  “I hope my work encourages a moment of reflection, the excuse to pause and make a small ritual out of your task, whether it is making a cuppa, lighting a candle or arranging flowers or food on the table.”

Velda Hunter

Velda Hunter

Velda Hunter

Velda’s tableware and decorative pieces embody generosity and indulgence. Her passion is to create extra special items for use when rejoicing the celebratory events and milestones of life, and for the everyday pleasures of eating and drinking. The white-on-white slip-trailed surfaces are highly decorative with free-form curlicues, arabesques, simple leaf designs and, at times, gold lustre; some pots are topped with cheeky hand-built creatures. She also hand builds, making simple, direct and immediate forms using the pot as an artist’s canvas with brightly coloured, multilayered glazes, incorporating images of native birds and animals.

Suzanne West

Suzanne West

Suzanne West

Suzanne uses a white porcelaneous clay which is rolled out to form a slab and then shaped into a cone. Each piece is individually sculpted giving each figurine unique qualities with different decorations. They are glazed at the raw stage and once fired in an electric kiln to 1210 degrees centigrade.

Suzanne Oakman

Suzanne Oakman

Suzanne Oakman

Suzanne enjoys making pieces that focus awareness on our fragile natural environment.
Each theme she works with determines the many possibilities to explore and develop alternative techniques in the making of an art piece and, equally as enjoyable as the surface of the piece. She has always been interested in the way light affects the colours and textures on the surface of a piece. Suzanne enjoys breaking rules exploring domestic and crawl glazes to develop and enhance each surface to encourage the viewer to engage and touch each artwork.