Australian Pottery at Bemboka
ThemesIn season 5, we featured woodfire, partly as an antidote to a year of Mid-century Modern, partly because of the International Woodfire Conference – “On the Edge of the Shelf” – held at Mystery Bay just south of Narooma, from April 28-May 20 2014. The title “Beyond design: Forged by fire” allowed us to extend the remit of the exhibition beyond woodfire itself to wood, smoke, salt and soda fired ceramics from the collection. We arranged a small display of porcelain in the foyer as a contrast to some of the tougher and more difficult pieces in the gallery. We reinstated our popular Australiana cabinet just inside the door and devoted one wall in the gallery to works we had acquired recently by John Eagle, Andrew Halford and Ray Pearce.
October 2013 to June 2014
Beyond design: forged by fire
Wood, smoke, salt and soda fired ceramics from the collection
Illustrated: Two wood-fired bowls, one by Yuri Wiedenhofer, one by Moraig McKenna
Posted on Australian pottery 1960s to date, August 11, 2014 by Judith
Our Season 5 exhibition, held from October 2013 to June 2014, was entitled “Beyond Design: Forged by Fire” and featured wood, smoke, salt and soda fired ceramics from the collection. We opened the season again with a River Music Fair. More....