Research Background: The interchange between the Visual Arts and tradition craft based practice has an ongoing dialogue. Galleries within Australia have developed significant ceramics collections through acquisitive Award exhibitions and partnered with ceramics practitioners to encourage community engagement with their mission.
Research Contribution: The research extends questions of how the contemporary ideas about beauty can be metaphorical represented with tradition materials and practice within the ceramics discipline. Abstracted figurative forms in contemporary Western Art have provided a basis for the exploration of the concept in this work. The use of glazes engage with the viewer and our contemporary understandings of organic and inorganic structures to fuse with concerns contained in the figure.
Research Significance: The significance of this research is that it demonstrates the Art Object has the capacity to create new and complex forms within a contemporary Visual Arts framework. Craft based practice crosses between tradition and contemporary conceptions of beauty. Ceramics Victoria Inc 40th Anniversary Exhibition was supported by Manningham City Gallery and was a celebrated milestone for Ceramic Victoria Inc.