Perth ceramic artist Greg Crowe produces a wide range of pottery in stoneware, wood fired and salt glazed.
The pots have evolved over the last 30 years but my major focus on form, texture and exploring the possibilities of working with the wheel have remained consistent.
I have always been interested in the opportunities provided by the local materials (mainly clay) and I am focusing more effort to use local clays in clay bodies, slips, glazes, wadding etc.
My work includes a wide range of domestic / functional pottery as well as more experimental forms which explore texture and throwing.
I was lecturer in charge of ceramics at Carine TAFE for 17 years and while I very much enjoy contact with students in the teaching environment, it is great to be able to renew my focus on the workshop at Hovea.
In 2008 I undertook a Mc Knight Residency for Ceramic Artists at the Northern Clay Center, Minnesota, U.S.A. I have also demonstrated and exhibited elsewhere in the U.S.A. and also in Canada, Japan, France, Denmark, Ireland and Singapore.
In 1980 I established the Hovea Pottery in the hills east of Perth and am constantly firing up new work there 30 years on.
Greg Crowe – CV
Born 1953, England , emigrated to Australia 1963
1979 Bachelor of Arts, Design ( Ceramics )
2004 Gallows Gallery, Perth
1999 Fremantle Art Centre
1990 Fremantle Art Centre
1986 Fremantle Art Centre
1982 Fremantle Art Centre
1982 Undercroft, University of Western Australia
1980 Mundaring Art Centre (Artist in Residence)
1980 Sir Claude Hotchkin Gallery, Albany
1979 Mt Lawley College of Advanced Education (Artist in Residence )
1978 Sir Claude Hotchkin Gallery, Albany
2009 McKnight exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Mn, U.S.
2008 What Lies Beneath – Mundaring Art Centre – Mundaring , W.A.
2008 A Taste of Wood firing – Woodfire 2008, Sturt, N.S.W.
1989 Attended Wood Firing Symposium, La Bourne, France
1980 Hovea Pottery, established in the hills, east of Perth.
2003 – 2007 Lecturer – Ceramics and Design – Central TAFE
1985 – 2002 Lecturer Ceramics – Carine TAFE (West Coast College of TAFE / North Metropolitan College of TAFE)
Coordinator of the Advanced Diploma in Studio Ceramics and ceramic units for various art and design courses.
Established in this period the most extensive range of ceramic facilities in Western Australia which included as well as the normal range of gas and electric kilns a full range of wood, salt, oil and low fire facilities.
Greg Crowe has also been guest lecturer at:
Edith Cowan University
all TAFE colleges in Perth (many a number of times)