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Shirley Dunn

Shirley Dunn

Shirley Dunn

Shirley has been a hobby potter and artist for over thirty years and a member of Canberra Potters since 2003. She’s also a painter but loves the colours, textures and lustres that can be created in ceramics with techniques such as maiolica, raku and glaze-on-glaze. She makes forms that can act as a canvas for these techniques and her recent work includes raku fruit, plates and platters.

Maryke Henderson

Maryke Henderson

Maryke Henderson

Maryke has always been interested in surface and the ability to create a finish that speaks of layering and aging. Like the forces of nature, unpredictability plays an important part in the process and the final outcome of the surface.
Through her exploration of soda glazing, she is able to achieve surfaces that resemble lichens and weathered walls. The works provide a formal canvas to explore the surface and to set up conditions for effects that can never be precisely repeated. The unpredictable painting with fire on the clay over the controlled mark making and construction develops a dimension of tension between the organic and contrived, of nature and man.

Maryanne Devey

Maryanne Devey

Maryanne Devey

Inspired by bees and the natural environment Maryanne creates a range of vessels, jars, beakers, dishes and plates. She uses stamp and sprig impressions to add illustrative and decorative elements to her work enhanced by washes of colour and subtle handmade glazes. A lovely addition to any table setting Maryanne’s thoughtful pieces compliment any occasion.

Marlene Flanagan

Marlene Flanagan

Marlene Flanagan

Marlene produces tableware made from stoneware and fired in an electric kiln. A white range has a simple brushwork decoration while her blue tableware relies on the colour of the glaze to draw your eye to the pot.
In addition, she makes low fired terracotta pots for microwave use for cooking a variety of vegetables. These are sold as ‘Potato Cooking Pots’. This method of cooking appeals to busy people who are interested in healthy eating. The vegetables are steamed and the pot does not need to be washed.
Her bright and quirky, hand built, earthenware birds are the perfect gift and a welcome decoration to any garden environment.

Marion Robinson

Marion Robinson

Marion Robinson

Marion was born in New Zealand and spent her childhood in Switzerland. After meeting her partner Derek they moved to the South of France for ten wonderful years.  On a stay in San Francisco Marion took a three-month ceramics course and was hooked. After moving to Australia she continued ceramic studies at Randwick tech and the Canberra School of Art graduating in 1983.
Marion enjoys designing tableware and has received numerous commissions from restaurants and hotels in Canberra and interstate. Leaning towards asymmetric and free form designs she finds pouring glaze on glaze gives some freedom and freshness to her platters creating different results every time. Her work also features a clear glaze with simple brush strokes. She continues Raku firing, a technique she has used since Randwick tech and relishes the spontaneity of the firing process with the surprises it can bring.
She was a member of Garema Place Potters gallery, Civic and Trainspotters Gallery, Bungendore and has been with potters place since its inception.

Judy McDonald

Judy McDonald

Judy McDonald

Judy makes a variety of functional and decorative ware, mainly wheel thrown stoneware with some terracotta pieces as well. Her domestic ware is inspired by simple elegant forms that are made for everyday enjoyment. She uses a variety of primary coloured glazes to suit all tastes and adds the occasional stamped decoration. Her range includes mugs, bowls, plates, oil bottles, interesting vases, and mosquito coil burners. Her imagination comes to the fore with her cats and mushrooms.
Her terracotta range includes the popular potato cooking pot and salt pigs.