Melbourne based visual artist Bettina Willner-Browne is primarily an object maker working in the ceramic medium. She considers her studio practice an enquiry in clay and life. Ancient ruins I travelled to as a child with my family have played a significant part in my life. I returned ten years later to revisit, explore further around Europe and beyond. I chose to live there to be surrounded by old cities. It was an important part of realizing my identity and feel connected to my ancestry. Since then I have returned another three times, always being drawn to the sites where people gather fountain’s, piazza’s, monumental buildings. My ceramic sculptures are a visceral response to an ancient place. Not formally representative or site specific but a dream like, abstract interpretation.