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Susan Frost

Artist Statement:

Based in Adelaide, Australia, I wheel throw my vessels and functional pieces in Southern Ice porcelain. Colour, form and function are a particular focus and my pieces are made to be used and enjoyed every day.

My introduction to clay in 2005 was at an evening class whilst living in Bristol, UK. The versatility and tactile nature of clay immediately drew me in. We started with basic pinch pots but before long we were introduced to wheel throwing and my unfolding affection for clay turned into love. I could happily lose myself for hours making pot after pot on my wheel.

Returning to Australia at the end of 2006, I furthered my knowledge by taking wheel throwing and glaze technology classes at AC Arts. An opportunity to join a weekly workshop at JamFactory arose and I suddenly found myself under the keen eye of Kirsten Coelho, a ceramicist whose work I already greatly admired. I was also part of a group that included both emerging and established ceramicists and found this enormously important to the development of my own work.

I ended up staying on at JamFactory and entered their Associate Program in 2009. My two years as an associate were both challenging and deeply rewarding. I continued to develop skills in throwing, glazing, firing and refinement of my work. I have stayed on at JamFactory as a tenant and now work full-time from my studio developing my work further. I am still as excited about clay as I was in that evening class all those years ago.

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