Doug Alexander Memorial Award
Robyn Campbell – Contour
Left to right: Robyn Campbell and guest judges Dr. Julie Bartholomew, Head of Ceramics ANU School of Art and Design, Janet Fieldhouse, Canberra Potters visiting Artist-in-Residence.
Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre Award 1 Exhibition Inclusion
Katrina Leske – Lambency
Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre Award 2 Exhibition Inclusion
Paul Dumetz – Large Blue & Medium Green Bowls
Keane Ceramic Best Handbuilt Award
Monika Leone – Tidepools
Walker Ceramics Brian Privett Award for Surface Decoration
Chris Harford – Banquet Dish
Cesco Award for Wheelthrowing
Katrina Leske – Decibowls
The Australian Ceramics Association Merit Award 1
Steve Roper – Blue Guitarist
The Australian Ceramics Association Merit Award 2
Sue Fisher – Chalice of Shame, Chalice of Wonder
Clayworks Tertiary Student Award
Mahala Hill – Bleached in Time
The Australian Ceramics Association Tertiary Merit Award
Daniel Leone – Nature’s Guardian
The Curatoreum People’s Choice Award
The winner of this award will be announced at close of exhibition.
Canberra Potters once again presents some of the best work of its members. Innumerable combinations of different clays and making, decorating and firing techniques give rise to a broad range of works that ostensibly use the same materials but each exhibit unique and individual characteristics, forms, textures and colours.
The premier award of the exhibition is the Doug Alexander Award and thanks to a generous team of sponsors, a range of other awards were presented at the official opening on the 5 October.
Canberra Potters membership covers a wide range of skills and interests and includes professional ceramic artists, talented and dedicated hobbyists and tertiary ceramics students. The members’ exhibition aims to showcase the excellence and diversity found in the work of some of these 330 plus members. Each year the exhibition spans the pottery spectrum from functional to sculptural work and should be of interest to visitors whether they come with an already-cultivated interest in ceramics or a fresh curiosity.
Image: Liz Crowe, Untitled, Southern Ice porcelain, Walkers No.10 clay, Obvara raku ring, wax, sterling silver collars and stems (not made by artist). 2016 Doug Alexander Award winner.