Australian Pottery at Bemboka
Our opening exhibition used pieces from our collection to illustrate the diversity of Australian contemporary ceramics over the last fifty years.
It demonstrated the move from earthenware and brightly-coloured glazes imported from England to stoneware with locally sourced clays and glazes during the 1960s and 1970s.
Other displays explored the relationship between form, firing technique and surface decoration, and the use of Australian motifs in production ware.
The featured potter was Chris Sanders.
The featured form was the casserole dish.
Gallery notes (pdf file, 584 kb)
September 2009 to May 2010
Stories from the Collection
Allan Lowe, Arthur Merric Boyd, Carl Cooper, David and Hermia Boyd, Ellis Ceramics, Eric Juckert, Gunda, Klytie Pate, Robert and Margot Beck, Tom Sanders
Illustrated: Carl Cooper. Dish with sgraffito fish
Artur and Sylvia Halpern, Charles Wilton, Stanislaw Halpern, Fritz and Kate Janeba, Helen and Peter Laycock, Betty and Gus McLaren, Phyl Dunn, Reg Preston
Illustrated: Artur Halpern. Shallow bowl
The stoneware revolution
Leach Pottery (St Ives), Harold Hughan, Col Levy, Ian Sprague, Judy Lorraine, Robin Welch, Victor Greenaway
Illustrated: Col Levy. High-sided bowl
Bendigo and Ballarat
Bendigo Pottery, Doug Alexander, Edinburgh Pottery, John Gilbert, Malcolm Cooke, Old Ballarat Pottery, Wayne Coulter
Illustrated: John Gilbert. Coffee pot
New South Wales
Post-war Sydney, Sturt Pottery, National Art School, Blackfriars, Terrey Hills
Illustrated: Les Blakebrough. Vase with ragged top
Carl McConnell, Dorothy Hope, Harry Memmott, Hatton Beck, Maria Degeus, Milton Moon
Illustrated: Harry Memmott. Jug
Carved and pierced, crystalline, glaze-over-glaze, hakeme, lustre, neriage, raku, salt-glazed, wood-fired
Illustrated: Pippin Drysdale. Tanami series vase
Annette de Jongh, Annie Mitchell, Barambah Pottery, Sandi Hodges, Graham Masters, Marianne Cole, Taggerty Pottery, etc
Illustrated: Graham Masters. Plant holder
Illustrated: Chris Sanders. Lidded jar
The casserole dish
Illustrated: Victor Greenaway. Casserole dish
Posted on Australian pottery 1960s to date, May 28, 2010 by Judith
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