Tanya McArthur was our EASS residency award winner from 2018. During her two month residency from September to October 2019, she further developed the work she created for her Graduating Project at the ANU School of Art and Design. In particular she expanded her investigations into what materials can be added to porcelain without compromising the functionality of the clay body, then using this porcelain to create vessel forms.
To compliment these porcelain forms she also expanded her surface and mark making on stoneware clay and with glazes. Taking micro patterns from fungi that she photographs in local and Tasmanian forests, scaling them to the macro on the vessel surface using carving both at leather hard and post high firing. She saw the residency as an amazing opportunity be in a creative environment surrounded by fellow ceramic artists, sharing with and learning from each other. She enjoyed being involved in the CPS community and was a welcoming and open artist-in-residence.