2022 participant 36 Vase Parade; May 8 - July 2 at Terra Delft Gallery
An acclaimed International Artist and Master of Australian Craft, Pippin Drysdale's career as a ceramic artist spans 30 years. Her passion for the craft merges with a love of the landscape, which has travelled across continents and in most recent years has focused on the vivid desert landscapes of Australia. Her works evoke a timeless and breathtaking sense of space and place within finely crafted porcelain vessels, narrating the mesmerising vastness of colour experienced in the unique Australian landscape.
The landscape is the ever-constant lure, the catalyst for work, the connecting point and anchor for each new development. Her work is ambitious. It negotiates interweaving journeys through various landscapes describing her artistic practice and her engagement with the sites she documents. Through a continuing investigation of the flora and landforms of these unique areas of Australia and a commitment to engaging with the cultural, social and political agendas that are shaping them, she is open to embrace each new creative challenge.
‘I sometimes work 8 or 9 hours a day in the studio and I love to walk out of there knowing I have achieved something or I have got a firing on so that in 48 hours I can have a look and see where I am at, and there is great disappointment sometimes.’