Resident during 2015.
Juz Kitson from NSW was invited by the Australian Ceramics Triennale organizers to present a master class at CPS during the Triennale in July. Taking advantage of this, we were able to include her in our residency program for a two-month period before the Triennale commenced.
Juz spends her time between Sydney and Jingdezhen, the latter a place known as the heart of porcelain production in China. She regularly visits Hill End in New South Wales and its surrounding bush areas to collect various roadkill and bones that inform the ceramic objects she creates in porcelain and into which she incorporates bones, fur, and various organic matter.
During her stay, Juz gave an artist talk that attracted over 50 attendees enthralled by her techniques and work. She then taught a three-day Master Class as part of the Triennale program. Sixteen people from all over Australia attended the Master Class. Her contemporary sculptural forms of fur and feathers were the catalyst to take participants out of their comfort zones and push them in new directions.