‘The first part of my career was marked by my love of the vessel. The challenge was in making a beautiful, timeless, pure form. Simply making of the vessel, with its continuous struggle of balance between height and diameter was gratification enough. This flowed naturally into the development of colour: surface application, layers of glaze, and the technique of incising. Currently the fulfilment is the challenge of creating the organic forms of the ‘Devils Marbles’.”
to view Pippin Drysdale in her studio (no sound) and HERE
for Pippin and Warrick Parmeteer working in the studio.
“The Devils Marbles and Devils Marbles Lustre series is a continuation of my artistic exploration and reinterpretation of the geological formations that make Australia’s ancient landscape so compelling,” says Drysdale.
Pippin Drysdale’s art practice extends over four decades. She is widely acclaimed as one of Australia’s foremost ceramic artists with works held in major collections nationally and internationally, with pieces collected for many years by the Duke of Devonshire for the Chatsworth collection. In 2008 she was named a Master of Australian Craft by the Australia Council for the Arts and in 2015 the West Australian Government conferred on her the Living Treasure Award.