Craft Victoria and No Order Market are pleased to present Philippa Taylor.
'My vision for this collection of organic, spouting and circular vessels was to imbue the flower.
Each vessel serves to hold, nurture and showcase a single bloom or several flowers, with a flourish of colour, form, line and texture in a magical display.
The beauty of each flower, given space to bloom.
Taking cues from the flowers themselves, in particular green, as a healing colour. This body of work also signifies my flourishing as an emerging artist in the contemporary ceramics scene.
My vessels are all wheel thrown and assembled into there contemporary sculptural forms, using traditional techniques which adds integrity to the work. The addition of delicate porcelain to the warmth of stoneware creates a strong visual contrast.
Flowers are a constant and reoccurring theme in my work from childhood'
– Philippa Taylor
British born, Australian studio Potter Philippa A Taylor has her own distinctive approach to clay. With a passion for the British ceramic tradition, Scandinavian designs and Japanese decorating techniques.
Philippa creates wheel thrown vessels in both porcelain and stoneware, decorating surfaces using inlay and porcelain slip.
Her work is both functional and sculptural. A subtle visual tension in her work, is created through the use of contrast, within the design, materials and ideas behind these works.
Having graduated from Monash University in 1997 with a degree in Craft-Honours and another in Secondary Art Education.
She exhibits work frequently in art awards and recently was a finalist in the Clunes Ceramic Award and Manningham Ceramics Award in 2017.