Lyn Walsh

What clay means to me

Its soft, sloppy, slippery, silky, smooth, satiny, slick, sleek, slimy, solid, stiff, sculptural, smart, sensual, sophisticated, suave but most of all its very sexy.

Yes, I am totally hooked, just love the stuff.  Finding the endless ways to manipulate torture and entice it to make a finished piece that I am happy with has no limits, so I find myself on this never ending clay exploration journey. What fun.

Over 40 years I have worked with most clays and firings. At present I am working on raku firings. The vivid colours that appear so quickly are amazing.

So I am a complete clay tragic and continue to be so.

What fun. Bring it on.

Tamasin Pepper

I work with all different clays fired to stoneware temperatures in an electric kiln. My exhibition pieces are largely hand built, although I do some thrown pieces, with engobes and porcelain slip. Recently I have been exploring the contrast between the bright, satin white of polished porcelain with the dry, colourful, textured engobe surface.

My web address is below and my Facebook page is Tamasin Pepper Ceramics. I also teach from my home studio.

www.tamasinpepper.com.au

 

Allan Casey

I am new to ceramics and still exploring the various forms and styles.  My other interests include photography (2 exhibitions) and fusing/slumping of glass, making lampwork beads and jewellery.

Rita Flynn

My art is both a comfort and an expression for me; nature and form are my inspirations. I enjoy the exchange and stimulation offered by other artists who like myself are privileged to live in this beautiful North Coast environment.

Phil Greed

Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts (Ceramic Design) Degree from Caulfield Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Vic) and a Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, SCU. He has worked in TAFE NSW in various roles for 28 years.

Phil is currently Head Teacher of Information Technology and Creative Industries, North Coast TAFE for the Coffs Harbour, CHEC and Macksville Campuses and leads a talented group of teachers/craftspeople, delivering a diverse range of IT and Arts courses, including Ceramics, Visual Arts, Digital Media, Furniture Design, Museum Practice, Arts Administration and TVET.

Phil moved to the Coffs Harbour area in 1983 and has been a maker and teacher of ceramics for over 30 years. He has established a number of studio workshops producing functional and decorative work, exhibiting regularly with selected galleries in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, and on the NSW North Coast.

He is a founding member of Coastal ClayMakers Inc. The group formed in 2004 and aims to promote and encourage the study of ceramics by means of lectures, discussions, excursions, projects and practical workshops to potters on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Contact Details:

1A Malibu Drive, Korora. NSW. 2450

Ph: (02) 66536683. Mob: 0419 372 345

Email: phillip.greed@tafensw.edu.au

 

Parma Keft

I enjoy working with paper clay as a creative medium. Its strength and versatility allow almost limitless possibilities for shape and texture, as well as variations in surface decoration, colour and design. Pots from early African, South American and Asian cultures influence my work, with much of the stimulus coming from my love of low-fire techniques such as raku and blackfiring. I have recently been experimenting with processes for printing on clay, including mono-printing and transfer techniques.

Julie Nash


I have always been interested in Botany, especially native Australian plants and birds. I am drawn to their growth and life cycles, their beauty and contrasting natures. Clay allows me the freedom to depict their complexities in a variety of ways.
I work in a range of techniques, including slip casting, slab work, press molding and wheel throwing. The 3 dimensional forms that I create become a canvas, which I then decorate in detail. I spend many hours studying and sketching birds and plants in their natural habitat. I then use underglaze colours and oxides pencils to draw and paint these images onto the surface.
My aim is to encourage people to stop and take the time to admire the beauty in their surroundings. In doing so, I hope this results in a greater appreciation and therefore, more care for the environment.