Dust over Eldorado

Exhibited at Woolloongabba Art Gallery

Dust over Eldorado is an exhibition with disparate influences of archetypal pottery forms, ancient Egyptian feline divinity idols, cinerary urns and familial turned wooden objects, reinterpreted as contemporary artefacts. These works are imagined as vessels for the living, the departed, and the spirited beings in-between.

The idiosyncratic crafted objects unite through a focus on play, process, form and surface. This emphasis is evident in the physical impressions left by the hand-building clay technique: the shallow dimples, deep clenches and repetitive textural surface treatments.

The addition of macramé and crocheted embellishments reflect a nostalgic approach to colour and material. These uniquely decorated objects and earthy vessels pull on a tense and yet sometimes humorous thread - a fibre of narrative which both connects and separates art and craft of contemporary and ancient cultures.

Clench (Pacifier) 2018

Clench (Pacifier) 2018

glazed stoneware, metallic leaf, welded steel, builders line 64.5 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm

Big Lil 2018

Big Lil 2018

glazed stoneware 36 x 22 x 22 cm

Nugget (the wisdom of fool's gold)

Nugget (the wisdom of fool's gold)

glazed stoneware, acrylic paint 6 x 17 x 7 cm

Ghost pour (EWJ) 2018

Ghost pour (EWJ) 2018

biscuit fired stoneware 27 x 21 x 13 cm

Dust over Eldorado (2) 2018

Dust over Eldorado (2) 2018

glazed stoneware 25.5 x 21.5 x 21.5 cm

Blue Lake (Mount Gambier) 2018

Blue Lake (Mount Gambier) 2018

biscuit fired stoneware, stain 12 x 12 x 12 cm

Atomic 2018

Atomic 2018

glazed stoneware, metallic leaf 28 x 20 x 20 cm

Single Ladies 2018

Single Ladies 2018

glazed stoneware, plastic lace 24.5 x 11 x 11 cm

Kink (splash, dribble) 2018

Kink (splash, dribble) 2018

glazed stoneware 37 x 14 x 13 cm

Dust over Eldorado (DEJ) 2018

Dust over Eldorado (DEJ) 2018

biscuit fired stoneware 31 x 29 x 29 cm

Hula Hoop 2018

Hula Hoop 2018

glazed stoneware, cotton yarn 26 x 25 x 11 cm

High School Formal 2018

High School Formal 2018

glazed stoneware 29.5 x 17.5 x 14 cm

Lippy Loopy 2018

Lippy Loopy 2018

glazed stoneware 23.5 x 24 x 9 cm

Circle Work (Darling Downs) 2018

Circle Work (Darling Downs) 2018

glazed stoneware 35.5 x 21.5 x 15 cm

Leia 2018

Leia 2018

glazed stoneware, cotton yarn 24.5 x 18 x 11.1 cm

Scuba 2018

Scuba 2018

glazed stoneware 19 x 21.8 x 7 cm

Luxurious Lady Pits 2018

Luxurious Lady Pits 2018

glazed stoneware, cotton yarn 29.5 x 21 x 12 cm

ooOoo 2018

ooOoo 2018

glazed stoneware 18 x 21 x 21 cm

Puppy / Double Happiness 2018

Puppy / Double Happiness 2018

glazed stoneware 31 x 27 x 9.5 cm

Puppy / Double Droop 2018

Puppy / Double Droop 2018

glazed stoneware 30 x 23.5 x 13 cm

Colin's unstable 2018

Colin's unstable 2018

glazed stoneware 38.5 x 19 x 11 cm

Mistress mystery, exposed 2018

Mistress mystery, exposed 2018

glazed stoneware 26 x 17 x 15 cm

Sumo 2018

Sumo 2018

glazed stoneware, cotton yarn 22 x 20 x 12 cm

Tall Tears (Lake Broadwater) 2018

Tall Tears (Lake Broadwater) 2018

glazed stoneware 35 x 10 x 10 cm

Esssentially, Edgar 2018

Esssentially, Edgar 2018

glazed stoneware 40.5 x 11 x 11 cm

Esssentially, Edgar 2018

Esssentially, Edgar 2018

glazed stoneware 40.5 x 11 x 11 cm

Eek 2018

Eek 2018

glazed stoneware 23 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm

Pakhet (She who scratches) with post

Pakhet (She who scratches) with post

glazed stoneware, unglazed porcelain, metallic leaf, builders line, embroider thread, Sisal rope shredded by Edgar 2012-2019, acrylic paint, pine 29 x 24 x 14.5 cm

Cat mountain (Charlyn ) 2018

Cat mountain (Charlyn ) 2018

glazed stoneware, embroidery thread, steel, sisal rope, wood, acrylic paint 48.5 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm

Twin Peaks (Temptation) 2018

Twin Peaks (Temptation) 2018

glazed stoneware, embroider thread, pine, acrylic paint 24 x 10 x 10 cm

Offering (the forest's teeth) 2018

Offering (the forest's teeth) 2018

glazed stoneware, quartz 11 x 11 x 11 cm

Trinity 2018

Trinity 2018

glazed stoneware, metallic leaf 40 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm

Forest Cat 2018

Forest Cat 2018

found object, stoneware, wood 29.5 x 10 x 95 cm

Peeping Tom, sight impaired/repaired

Peeping Tom, sight impaired/repaired

porcelain, metallic leaf, embroidery thread 34 x 1 x 34 cm

Skull 2018

Skull 2018

glazed stoneware 18 x 18 x 15 cm

Future clenching (night and day)

Future clenching (night and day)

glazed stoneware, quartz sphere, variable

Clench with green pants and creepers

Clench with green pants and creepers

glazed stoneware, variable

Clench (squeeze)

Clench (squeeze)

unglazed stoneware, wood, acrylic paint 14 x 18 x 18 cm