Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Virginia Jones

Virginia Jones is another top shelf Australian ceramicist. She’s also an old friend, and an old teacher of mine. Last week she brought over some of her new work (above and below) which I was so taken with I just had to share them with you!
A lot of Ginny’s works are ephemeral outdoor installations using unfired clay, as well as lots of other interesting materials such as bamboo, beans, toothpicks and plaster! She often leaves them out to interact with the environment in which they’ve been made, documenting the process and the impact of the cycles of nature on the work. She’s also a clever little woodfirer and makes super functional pieces as well. A fine all-rounder!
These pieces are a little more permanent than usual, part of a larger installation that will be showing at Metro Arts later this year, and then hopefully some of them are coming to live with me…! You can see some more of Ginny’s work here and here.

6 comments:

Spin Spin said...

Wow, these are really beautiful.

annadee said...

I LOVE MY MELAMINE SYDNEY SOUVENIR PLATE! YOU'RE THE BEST.

Mel Robson said...

Oh good! I had a feeling it would be right up your alley!

lisatoni said...

*you make my day*

platinum blonde said...

These are gorgeous!

Asya said...

Hello Mel,
I just discovered your work through the My Favorite Cups blog, and I am an instant big fan. Your work is gorgeous and uplifting. Thank you.