vivonne thwaites



lesa farrant


Bursaria, 2010
slip cast porcelain
35 cm h x 11 cm w x 4 cm d

Marginata, 2010
Slip cast porcelain
30 cm h x 7 cm w x 4 cm d

Almond, 2010
slip trailed porcelain
19 cm h x 7cm w x 2 cm d

slip trailed porcelain

Bursaria Detail

Bursaria II
slip cast porcelain


about the work

My current works in porcelain are made by producing plaster moulds of natural objects and debris found on the Port Willunga beach. I construct indigenous (endemic) plant forms from slip casting moulds made from pebbles, shells, driftwood, cuttlefish bone, etc. Introduced (weed) plant forms are created from slip casting moulds made from beach rubbish like tennis balls, old thongs, golf tees, plastic bottle lids, etc.

lesa farrant - cv

2005/2009 Master of Visual Arts, University of South Australia.
1990-1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts, La Trobe University Bendigo.
2002-2011 Academic Lecturer, Ceramics, University of South Australia.
2004-2011 Arts Officer, the Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga.
2002-2003 Studio tenant, Jamboree Clay Workshop, Adelaide.
2001-2000 Tutor, wheel thrown pottery, C.A.E. (Council of Adult Education), Melbourne.
1999 Studio Tenant, Jamboree Clay Workshop, Adelaide, S.A.
1998 Self-directed Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  Technical Assistant, Fireworks Ceramics Conference, Edmonton, Canada.
2006 Objectscapes, Jam Factory Craft and Design, Adelaide, SA
1998 Baggage, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
2010 Clunes Ceramics Award. The Union Bank Arts Centre. Clunes, Victoria
  Come on Spring. Dog Dragon/ Southseas Books. Port Elliot, S.A.
2009 Pourers: functional vessels. Object Gallery. Sydney. NSW
  Exhibition of new works. artroom 5. Adelaide, S.A.
2008 Cherish. Artisan, Craft Queensland. Brisbane, QLD
2006 Clay…Ceramic Showcase. Craft Queensland. Brisbane, QLD
  Teabowls: A survey exhibition of Australian contemporary ceramics. Sabbia Gallery, Surry Hills, N.S.W.
  Bowl. An exhibition of recent works by eighteen ceramic artists. Khai Liew Design. Norwood, S.A.
2005 Crockery, University of South Australia Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
2004 Twixt Cup and Lip, Mura Clay, Newtown, NSW
  100 Hat Pins for Lucy Rie, Craft Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
2003 eMerging Exhibition, Fire House Station Bendigo, Vic
2001 Jamboree Clay, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
2000 19th National Craft Acquisition Award, Museum& Art Gallery N.T.
  Gold Coast International Ceramics Award, Surfers Paradise, Q.L.D.
2006 Project Assistance Grant, Arts S.A.
2003 University Of South Australia Library, Annual Art Purchase Prize, 2nd Prize
1997 Ruth Tuck Youth Arts Scholarship, to attend Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.
  E.V.A. (Emerging Visual Artists) Exhibition, S.A. 1st Prize (ceramic category).
2006 The Journal of Australian Ceramics, volume 45#1, p 62 & cover.
2003 Pottery in Australia, Winter 2003, Education and Exploration, p 58.
2002 Ceramics Technical, November 2002, The Jamboree Workshops, p 77.
2001 Pottery in Australia, Winter 2001, vol 38, no2.
1999 Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 38 1999.
1997 Pottery in Australia, Summer Issue 1997.
  University of South Australia


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