22 From tradition to today: handbuilding pots with Merran Esson

Explore ceramic forms using the fundamental techniques of coil and slab, inspired by work from ancient cultures to today. Gain confidence in the ability of your hands to explore form, scale, surface texture and proportion, invigorating your hand building skills to create a small body of personal work. Suitable for both beginners and for those wishing to extend and stimulate their current practice in new ways. Work can be once-fired to 1100º at the end of the course.
Merran Esson expresses her work in the contrast between the extremes of country and city life. Working in clay for over 40 years, Merran has been the finalist in and recipient of a number of grants and prizes, including The Muswellbrook Ceramic Award 2019, Sculpture at Scenic World, Sculpture by the Sea, The Gold Coast Award and more. She has undertaken numerous residencies and has been a visiting artist in many international destinations. Merran has exhibited in the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Galleries of South Australia and Western Australia, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and more including Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Pakistan, Sweden, Germany and Australia. Recently retired as head of Ceramics at the National Art School, Merran is now working as a practising artist, represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney. https://www.merranesson.com/ 
Level: All | Cost: $815 + 20 (includes 1 firing)

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Merran Esson

Ceramic Artist, Lecturer

Objects in outdoor spaces have for many years interested Esson, sitting as reminders of water tanks and silos in the Australian rural landscape. Working with clay as a material that can mimic a metal surface, in particular corrugated iron as used in Australian bush architecture, Merran Esson investigates a range of cultural influences, reminding us of the influence of history and place.

Course Level: Beginner
Course Fee (Adult): $815
Course Fee (Child): $
Course Material Fee: $20
Course Date/s:04-Jan-2020 08-Jan-2020
Current Capacity: Full

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