Last Saturday, I decided to go and visit a couple of galleries in Sydney who are having ceramics exhibitions.
Went to Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown first to check out Johanna De Maine's exhibition. She made these exquisite bowls and cups with gold inlays. Fantastic, delicate work!
While I was at the gallery, I saw a couple of works by a ceramics teacher I had about two years ago. He had a piece of plate and a long vessel. Now, out of curiosity, I asked the lady at the reception for the prices. She told me the plate was $1050 and the vessel was $1200. As we walked out of the gallery, I gleefully whispered to my husband that I have a plate made by my teacher which I bought at the COFA Spring Fair. Guess how much I paid for it? $35! What a freaking bargain!
I know my plate is probably not of the same quality and it is smaller in size, but still, it made my day to know that I saved myself $1015. (I hope my teacher doesn't ask for a refund after reading this!)
From Newtown, we headed off to Brenda May Gallery in Waterloo to see an exhibition called Lust. My current ceramics teacher is actually part of that exhibition and she made these ceramics LV and Nike bags and boots, and ceramics arms with tattoo sleeves. Amazing stuff! I cannot even begin to comprehend the amount of work that went into the making, and bows down to her technical ceramics skills (I'm so lucky to have her this semester!).
If you're interested to see some ceramics work, be sure to check out the two galleries!
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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