I am currently working towards a new collection of vessels which incorporate bright coloured porcelain and rich textured, locally sourced stoneware clays. Wheel thrown with additions of nerikomi slices of detailed patterns and minerals. Fired in a gas kiln in a reduced atmosphere, these ceramic materials have fused together like molten metal and candy. A contrast I have been chasing for many years. I will share the progress of this work on my social media sites and my newsletter. My exhibition will be in August at Gallery Smith in Melbourne.
2021 online workshop
I’m excited to announce that I will be offering 2 more online workshops after a successful sold out one last month. The dates are set for Saturday 27th March at 7pm Sunday 28th March 9am Brisbane time. Tickets are limited and available here
24 July – Movers & Shapers: Women Landscape Artists, Hazelhurst Art Gallery
27 August – Solo show with Gallery Smith, Melbourne.
LISTEN: My recent interview with Ben Carter from the Tales of the Red Clay Rambler podcast.
Layers of Place
Driven by my fascination of the minerals and clays underneath, the layers of the earth and how we uncover them. Echoing my local landscape and using raw volcanic clays from Tamborine Mountain, geological metamorphosis and history has lead me on a fascinating research project for the last 12 months. During this time I have researched female potters from the 1940’s-80’s who lived in unique isolation here on the mountain; dug clay from their backyards and sold works from their home based galleries. Having located some of these original sources of clay and now making with them, I have become immersed in their stories.
A small community based exhibition here on Tamborine Mountain will be open for the public to view on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. Sales of work will be online. Larissa will be in the gallery each day. See the invitation below for more details.
4:30pm, Saturday 12th December
Special guest Glenn Cooke