Michael Doolan is a Melbourne-based ceramic artist. At first glance his work just seems so cute and fuzzy…cuddly bright little toys! But there is something unsettling and a bit disconcerting about them. Some of them are larger than life, which he does deliberately to make you feel like your childhood toys have grown in proportion to yourself - a frightening thought, particularly if you ever had a barbie!
I like art that unsettles me. I particularly like ceramic art that unsettles me.
I also like art that makes me laugh.
And I like the fact that Michael's work does both.
I'm a ceramic artist based in Alice Springs, Australia. I make functional and non-functional objects out of porcelain. I'm obsessed by road maps, recipes, sewing patterns and handwriting. Really obsessed.