POTober 2016

The CAAWA committee is in full swing organising POTober 2016. Save the dates 30 September -
2 October.
The 3 day event will he held at The North Metropolitan TAFE (formerly Central Institute of Technology) Aberdeen St Perth.

We are delighted with the ceramic artists who have agreed to demonstrate this year,
and hope you are too.

To register Please email CAAWA through the contacts menu bar and request the form.

Tim Andrews UK

Tim Andrews has gained an International reputation for his distinctive smoke-fired and raku
ceramics. He makes individual Raku work – black and white with linear decoration or burnished
muted coloured slips.

Gail Nichols. Australia

Gail Nichols is an Australian ceramic artist, recognised
internationally for her innovative approach to soda vapour
glazing. Through extensive research, leading to a PhD at Monash
University in 2002, she developed her unique vapour glaze
aesthetic and technical approach to materials and firing. Gail
makes vessels with soft organic forms and lush dimpled glazes
that appear to ooze out of the clay itself. Her book, Soda Clay
and Fire, published by the American Ceramic Society, is a leading
text in the field.
Gail was born in the U.S.A. in 1953, trained as a mechanical
engineer and migrated to Australia in 1978. Her ceramics studies
began in Sydney in 1982. She has taught at the National Art
School in Sydney and ANU School of Art in Canberra. She has
been visiting artist at many international institutions and has
exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas. Gail’s work is represented in the National
Gallery of Australia, the Western Australia Art Gallery and other Australian and international
collections. She has won numerous awards including a Bronze Prize in the 4th World Ceramic
Biennale Korea International Competition, 2007.
Her studio is now located on a rural property near Braidwood, New South Wales.

Jonathan Chiswell Jones UK
Reduction fired lustres
The work is experimental in nature: an exploration of clay and colour, of brushwork and the play
of light. The process is uncertain, and sensitive to many variables. There is no end to the search
for harmony, beauty and meaning, yet these goals are only dimly imagined and remain illusive.
Success in such a field is always over the horizon, tantalisingly out of reach.

Cathy Franzi ACT Australia

Cathy Franzi explores ways in which representations of Australian flora on ceramic vessels can
communicate current botanical and environmental knowledge. She creates wheel-thrown and
altered forms, and uses textural mark making, such as carving, sgraffito and ink inlay, to embed
imagery into the surface. Form, material and technique reference particular types of plants, and
groupings of vessels signify ecologies.
Franzi holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, and this background informs
the botanical and environmental focus to her art practice.
In 2015 she completed a practice-led PhD in the School of Art at the Australian National
University titled An Australian botanical narrative: a practice-led enquiry into representations of
Australian flora on the ceramic vessel as an expression of environmental culture. This research
developed from a curiosity about whether changing attitudes to Australia’s environment, from
colonisation to the present time of unprecedented species decline, might be found reflected on
historical and contemporary ceramic objects.
She has held a number of solo exhibitions, most recently Islands & Corridors, her PhD
graduating exhibition at the School of Art Gallery, ANU and Wonder & Loss at Narek Galleries,
Tanja NSW. Her work is held in a number of collections including Manly Art Gallery and Museum,
Canberra Museum and Gallery, The ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection and the Canberra
Centenary Time Capsule.

Simone Frazer:
Simone Fraser is an Australian Ceramic artist who has been practising since graduating from the Canberra School of Art in the Australian Capital Territory in 1981. She completed post graduate studies at Monash University Melbourne Australia in 2000. Fraser has lectured extensively in many tertiary institutions. She is currently lecturing in Ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney Australia

Bela Kotai:
Of Hungarian stock but born in Germany in 1947, Bela arrived in Western Australia with parents and siblings in 1950. Trained in ceramics with father Francis Kotai and later graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Design in 1978. Throughout the span of his career he has worked as a professional potter, artist in clay, teacher and an academic administrator. Since 1970 to the present he has pursued his artistic practice by exhibiting ceramics in solo and joint shows locally, nationally and internationally. Recognised and accredited as a Master Craftsman and Fellow of the Crafts Council of Western Australia, he has held lecturing positions at Kalgoorlie College and Central Institute of Technology and has held academic administrative positions including Head, Claremont School of Art and foundation Director of the Western Australian School of Art, Design and Media
As an active advocate for the arts Bela has served on numerous public arts committees including the board of the Festival of Perth and has chaired the Ministerial Arts Advisory Board. Was recently awarded a Creative Development Fellowship from the WA Department of Culture and the Arts and in 2011 was the international resident at the Anderson Ranch in Colorado USA. Bela is dedicated to spreading awareness that clay is one of the prime mediums of visual expression. It is a central principle of his teaching and his artistic endeavor.

Warrick Palmateer:

Warrick Palmateer was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1969. He works predominately in the medium of clay and specialises in creating large wheel thrown vessels. Warrick graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Studio Ceramics from Perth Technical College (now Western Australian School of Art Design & Media) and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at Curtin University in 1999. This was followed by a Diploma of Education at Curtin University in 2001 and Warrick currently works as an art teacher at Prendiville Catholic College in Ocean Reef, Western Australia. Warrick also collaborates with Pippin Drysdale to create fine porcelain forms that are highly sought after by collectors from around the world.

Jonathan Hook: For many years Jonathan worked as a production thrower in his studio but a change in direction has him now slab building large sculptural forms.

temperate Grasslands Cathy Franz1
Orchids Black Mountain Cathy Franzi
Crimson Bottlebrush Cathy Franzi
Cathy Franz1
Gail Nichols Sky Battle
Gail Nichols: Fire and Rain
Simone Fraser
Simone Fraser
Simone Fraser
Simone Fraser
Simone Fraser
Jonathan Chiswell Jones: Lustres
Jonathan Chiswell Jones: Lustres
Jonathan Chiswell Jones: Lustres
Tim Andrews Raku
Tim Andrews Raku
Tim Andrews Raku
Bela Kotai
Bela Kotai
Bela Kotai
Warrick Palmateer; Large form
Warrick Palmateer
Warrick Palmateer; Large form
Warrick Palmateer
Johnathan Hook

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