Rocket Science at the Arts Hub with potter Phil Elson

Phil Elson will be giving a demonstration and talk at the Arts Hub on Saturday 24th of October at 3.30pm.

This is an opportunity to see a master potter at work. Phil will be bringing his pottery wheel along, so we will get a chance to watch him throw pots and talk about his craft and art. This is an opportunity to see lumps of clay be transformed into elegant forms – alchemy at work.

All welcome, gold coin donation

Phil Elson’s ceramics practice over the past 30 years has been strongly informed by the ceramics of South East Asia; in particular the art of Japan, China and Korea. His practice specializes in the thrown form with a particular emphasis on the use of fine translucent porcelain.

Phil Elson at the wheel
Phil Elson in the studio

In 2008 Phil was awarded an Australia Council studio residency in Barcelona where he traveled to the Basque country to investigate the traditional ceramics of northern Spain.

'In the Shadow of Gehry's Golden Fish'
‘In the Shadow of Gehry’s Golden Fish’

In more recent times he has traveled to Berlin and then further travel took him into the rural areas of India and Nepal.

Phil has given a number a glaze and throwing workshops both locally and around the country.

Phil’s work has been represented in a number of galleries and exhibitions nationally and in Virginia USA. He is highly regarded for his fine throwing in porcelain and his exquisite glazes. Phil works from his studio in the central Victorian town of Castlemaine.

for more info contact David Stratton 0428 310 825


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