Greg Crowe – Artist – Ceramics – Pottery

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Greg Crowe – Artist Biography

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

TRAINING

1979 Bachelor of Arts, Design ( Ceramics )

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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.

2008      Woodfiring Survey Exhibition – Freeland Gallery – Sydney, N.S.W.

2006      Ceramics Ireland International Festival – National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny,Ireland

2006      Encrusted – Australian Wood Firing – Invitational Skepsi on Swanston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2005      Beyond Earth – Exploring the plastic limits of clay, Manly Art Gallery, NSW

2005      Australian Wood Fire Survey Exhibition 2005, Canberra ACT

2004      Celebrating the Master II – 45 Renowned Australian Master Ceramicists Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria

2004      Ceramic Arts Assoc. of W.A. – Annual exhibition, Gallows Gallery, Perth (Winner)

2003      Ceramic Arts Assoc. of W.A. – Annual exhibition, Gallows Gallery, Perth (Award, 2nd)

2002      Ceramic Arts Assoc. of W.A. – Annual exhibition, Gallows Gallery, Perth

2002      Annual Pottery Studio Tour – Minnesota Potters of the Upper St Croix River Valley

1999      Diverse 9th National Ceramics Conference – Delegates exhibition

1997      Mundaring Shire Acquisition Award, (2 pieces acquired )

1996      The Bowled and the Beautiful, Moores building, Fremantle

1995      Celebrating the Fellows, Craftwest Gallery, Perth

Greg Crowe has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 1977 in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Townsville and Japan.

COLLECTIONS

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Western Australian Art Gallery
  • Queensland Art Gallery
  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
  • Artbank
  • Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Utah State University Gallery, Logan, Utah, U.S.

AWARDS

2004      1st Prize, Ceramic Arts Assoc. of W.A. Annual members exhibition,  Gallows Gallery, Perth

1990      1st Prize, Austceram Exhition and Conference, Perth.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

2008      Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. – 3 month residency.

Mid – Career Fellowship, Artswa.

2006      Singapore – Workshops and master class.

Ireland – Demonstrations, 3 day Ceramics Ireland International Festival

U.S. Minnesota – 4 day workshop, Edina Art Centre

Canada – Red Deer, Alberta, 5 day workshop

Metchosin, Vancouver Island, 2 day demonstration.

2003 – 2007   Lecturer – Ceramics and Design, Central TAFE, Perth, W.A.

2002      Worked in Minnesota, U.S. for two months (Workshop of Jeff Oestreich) Lectured, demonstrated and led workshops in Minnesota, Utah, France, Denmark, Japan and Singapore.

1985 – 2002   Lecturer in charge of Ceramics, Carine TAFE, Perth, W.A.

1999      Co – chair, 9th National Ceramics Conference, Perth, W.A.

1998      Attended Hyperclay, Gulgong, NSW

1996 – 1998   Designed and constructed “Anagama” style wood kiln (16 cubic metres), SW W.A.

1996      Hovea Pottery, fulltime pottery.

1995      Elected President Ceramic Arts Association of W.A. ( President 1995 – 2005

1995 – 1999   Chair – Organising Committee, 9th National Ceramics Conference, Perth, W.A.

1995      Attended Claysculpt, Gulgong. NSW

1992      Worked with Svend Bayer, Devon, UK

1989      Attended Wood Firing Symposium, La Bourne, France

1980      Hovea Pottery, established in the hills, east of Perth.

LECTURING

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:

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • all TAFE colleges in Perth (many a number of times)
  • Albany Summer School (twice)
  • Country Western Australia through Arts Access

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