The show, titled Form + Assemble, will display three works each from 10 participating ceramicists: Asobimasu Clay, Tantri Mustika Ceramics, Benna co, Oh Hey Grace, Alana Casey, Dáša Ceramics, Ella Bendrups, Amy Leeworthy, Tessy King, and Takeawei.
While on paper these artists may seem like competitors, the purpose of this very exhibition is to highlight the need for community in art practices.
‘Collaboration over competition is something I believe the Melbourne ceramic community reflects so well,’ Kate says. ‘It’s so important in any area of work or creativity that we see success as a shared experience – something to be celebrated and not threatened by. By celebrating each other’s successes, we grow as artists, as individuals, and as a community.’
The brief for artists showing at Form + Assemble is simply to create pieces that inspire and represent what made them fall in love with clay.
‘In creating a show like this, we seek to celebrate clay as a medium and its versatility across varying forms and practices,’ Kate says.
Form + Assemble is part of the month-long Craft Cubed Festival that encompasses events across Victoria. The launch will be open to the public and sponsored by Bodriggy Brewing Co.
Form + Assemble
Friday, August 9th – Sunday, August 11th
Opening August 9th, 6-9pm (public launch – accessible and children friendly)
Saturday + Sunday 10am-4pm
2/167 Beavers Road