Daggy Designs

by Lisa Marie Corso, Managing Editor
Tuesday 24th May 2016

Patrick Dagg is a painter and ceramicist, with a particular penchant for pattern. We love his painterly aethestic, inspired, in part, by the gestural painters of The New York School, and Chinese and Japanese ceramics.

Patrick’s first range of handpainted ceramic vessels, created under the name Daggy Designs, launched in Melbourne last week.

Patrick Dagg first discovered ceramics in the most unusual way. He he had a friend who worked at a ‘Plaster Fun House’-type ceramics studio, where Patrick would pop in to visit, and paint pre-made bowls for fun! The painting and glazing process really appealed to him. ‘I have always enjoyed painterly aesthetics, and I guess this is where I saw an opportunity in ceramics’ he says.

Originally from Sydney, Patrick moved down to Melbourne three years ago to complete his Masters of Contemporary Art. While studying, he worked at auction houses, and found himself surrounded by decorative arts and objects. Somewhere along the line, these decorative collectibles began to influence his own practice. ‘Daggy Designs draws on these experiences, and blends my interest in fine and decorative arts,’ he says.

Patrick launched his own range of ceramics under the name Daggy Design just last week. Each piece is created using a hand built clay prototype, which forms the basis for a plaster mould. He then handpaints each vessel, giving each piece its own unique personality.

For his debut range, Patrick says has tried to create a collection that could be described as ‘loud’ and/or ‘daggy’, with a sense of humour. ‘When you’re born with a name like Dagg, you certainly need a sense of humour!’ he says!

Daggy Designs ceramics are available for purchase here.

Daggy Designs ceramics. Photo by Alice Laidlaw.

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