The Fringe Festival is around the corner and we are about to launch our bi-annual ceramics exhibition Hills Edge Clay. We’re presenting the work of 20 Adelaide based artists, including Lauren Abineri, Alison Arnold, Amelia Castellucci, Anna Couper, Jo Crawford, Nikki Dowdell, James Edwards, John Feguson, Helen Fuller, Philip Hart, Marie Littlewood, Sunshine March, Sophia Phillips, Sami Porter, Alison Smiles, Merrilyn Stock, Silvia Stansfield, Samone Turnbull, Mark Valenzuela and Angela Walford.
Tea Tree Gully has a certain affinity with clay – historically (in terms of porcelain clay mining) and creatively (in terms of the local community’s interest and engagement in ceramic art). Since Gallery 1855 opened, we have worked towards deepening this affinity by connecting South Australian ceramic artists with the community through Hills Edge Clay and other creative development activities.
Exhibition launch: Sunday 5 February 2017 | Opening speaker: Klaus Gutowski, ceramic artist | Exhibition continues until Saturday 18 March | Images: Alison Smiles, Koala Jars, 2016, South Ice porcelain, glaze, gas reduction fired; Sophia Philips, Seed and Wreath, 2016, porcelain, wire; Merrilyn Stock, Diving on coral, 2017, Celadon glazed, southern ice porcelain; Helen Fuller, Vide poche, 2016, Terracotta, slip, oxide; Marie Littlewood, Tri pods, 2016, raku clay, glaze.