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Elsie Randall & Sue Stewart

Ceramics & Paintings


Elsie Randall’s indigenous background is fundamental to her designs, and family is the inspiration and connections at the centre of her work. Elsie is meticulous with her dot on dot application that forms both the abstract and the totemic pieces in her paintings. Her designs on ceramics flow around the pots with personal symbolism using a sgraffito technique carved through coloured porcelain slips over a terracotta body. The simple coiled forms are a collaboration with Sue constructing the forms, and Elsie putting her distinctive patterns on the surface


Sue Stewart’s long journey with clay has led to the latest two bodies of work, one focussing on a more painterly style on forms while the other is playing with piercing patterns into the surface on porcelain. The influence in the painterly work is from the early abstract expressionists and a bit of John Olsen scribbles as well as viewing abstract art works over many years. The freedom to play with colours and lines using intuition while listening to music is particularly meditative. The pierced porcelain is another contemplative practice. Both processes are connections to the subconscious  

Newcastle Studio Potters Inc is a not for profit incorporated association supporting ceramic artists. Its gallery Back to Back Galleries while presenting exhibitions in various media, focuses on traditional and contemporary ceramics.



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