Stephanie Hammill – Ceramic Artist – Ceramics/Pottery

Perth Artist Stephanie Hammill is an emerging ceramic artist who is quickly getting noticed in the ceramic world. Since her studies has participated in many successful exhibitions. Stephanie Hammill makes contemporary decorative bottles and forms using porcelain mixed with found material. Her functional range of mugs, plates, bowls and jugs are inspired by the Australian landscape in colour and texture.

Artist Profile

Stephanie Hammill is a ceramic artist living and working in Perth, WA who is making fast tracks to being noticed in the ceramic art world. Stephanie creates beautiful objects in porcelain which is her decorative range where she likes to add materials to create patterns and colour such as sand, dirt, minerals and crushed rocks. These take on a luminescence when the light shines through. Her first body of this porcelain work was created and exhibited for the “Here and Now 2014” exhibition at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Stephanie Hammill is very much inspired by the Australian landscape and colours and the materials found in it. Her functional range called the “Landscape Series” are made from coloured clay of earthy tones left natural and raw and textured. They are then glazed inside and half out for functional use, but also for added landscape effect.

Stephanie Hammill loves to experiment, and it is through this process that she discovers a new effect she is striving for. Stretching the limits and possibilities and always growing as a ceramic artist.

“I have two separate themes to my work. My functional range is based on my experiences of Australian Landscapes and is designed to be used everyday. I also produce one off pieces made from Southern Ice Porcelain with embedded materials. These embedded materials are sourced on my travels throughout Western Australia. At present I am working with a mixture of black beach sand from Augusta and red dirt from a pastoral station in the Kimberley. In my porcelain work I explore relationships and contrasts between line, movement, purity and imperfection by exploiting the movement of embedded materials through the process of throwing. “

Qualifications

2001: MA (dist) Anthropology: University of Western Australia

1990: BA (hons) Sport and Recreation Management: Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Professional Experience

2014: Potober conference, Ceramic Arts Association Western Australia, Central TAFE, Perth

2009- 2012:  Throwing and handbuilding course , Raku firing, Glaze technology, Stewart Scambler, Fremantle Arts Centre

2011: Throwing workshop, Janet DeBoos, Ceramic Arts Association Western Australia, Central TAFE, Perth

2011: Advanced throwing and salt glaze firing, Greg Crowe, Mundaring

2011: Introduction to Porcelain, Sandra Black, Fremantle Arts Centre

2010: Potober conference, Ceramic Arts Association Western Australia, Central TAFE, Perth

2010: Printing on clay workshop at SODA studios, North Fremantle

Exhibitions:

2014:   Duality, SOUP COLLECTIVE, Freight Gallery, Fremantle, Australia

2014:   ‘Here and Now14’, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth, Western Australia

2014:   ‘Small Favors IX’ Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

2012:   Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia Annual Selective

2012:   Fremantle Arts Centre Students Exhibition

2011:   Fremantle Arts Centre Students Exhibition

Publications:

Here and Now 2014 Catalogue, University of Western Australia

Journal of Australian Ceramics: Vol 53, No 3 November 2014, pg 61

West Australian Newspaper: 12/8/2014

Journal of Australian Ceramics: Vol 53, No 2, July 2014, pg 54 and 80.

Artlink: Issue 34-4, December 2014, Here and Now14 Review (www.artlink.com.au)

Collections:

Private collections in UK and Australia

Jahroc Galleries currently have no pottery for sale by Stephanie Hammill – send an enquiry

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