PIPPIN DRYSDALE

    World renowned ceramicist Pippin Drysdale creates bold, incised porcelain forms, with glowing, saturated colors. Her work takes its inspiration from Drysdale’s interpretation of the vast Australian landscape.

    “Although an urban artist, [Pippin Drysdale] seeks out places that have a special character or resonance, such as the Tanami Desert in central northern Western Australia or the Hunsa Valley at the end of the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan. Once she has absorbed the site, she carries its colours, patterns and ambience back to the studio, where she patiently re-creates their glow and echo in the delicate web of glazes etched into and brushed onto the surfaces of her elegantly shaped forms. The process of analysis, review and revision continues until she is convinced she has captured the character of each new place. The thin, tense lines, sometimes relaxed, often flowing, occasionally broken, trace the shadow gaps between the rows of dunes blown into long scarifications by the wind or the stratified rocks laid down over millennia, the rows of spinifex woven through the desert or the meandering tracks of reptiles cut into the red dirt. Sometimes she combines them with broadly brushed colour, emulating the explosion of spring, an approaching storm, the red dust sunsets of Pakistan, or with rich gold lustres evoking the riches below the surface in the eastern goldfields.”
    – Ted Snell, Lines of Site

    Drysdale has been honored with many prestigious awards and grants including a Master of Australian Craft award.

    SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

    Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
    Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
    Cheongiu Museum and Art Gallery, Korea
    Duke & Dutchess of Devonshire, the Chatsworth Collection, Derbyshire, UK
    The Gifu Prefectural Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    The Grain Pool, Seoul, Korea
    MAK Musuem, Frankfurt, Germany
    Museo del Ceramica, Faenza, Italy
    Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Australia
    Museum of Modern Art, Gifu, Japan
    National Gallery of Australia, Australian Capital Territory
    National Museum of Scotland
    Novosirbirsk State Gallery, Siberia, Russia
    Palazza del Colsole, Gubbio, Italy
    The Powerhouse Museum, New South Wales, Australia
    Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
    Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Australia
    Tomsk State Gallery & Museum, Siberia, Russia
    21st Century Museum, Kanazawa, Japan
    Numerous private collections throughout the United States and Internationally

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