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Title

The crossing

2019


Artist

Kirsten Coelho

Australia

1966 -


About

Kirsten Coelho was trained at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, the city in which she still lives and works. Based in London in the early 1990’s, she is part of a lineage of Australian artists that draw inspiration from the Anglo/Japanese studio tradition and makers such as English artist Lucie Rie, but who has now created her own distinctive and singular vision.

Like Rie Coelho’s work is austere and formal, with a strong tactile presence that is centred around an understanding of ceramic history distilled into objects of balance and precision. Coelho works almost exclusively with high-fired porcelain and thrown forms and tends to work in series, producing clusters of forms to create a wider whole.


Details


Date

2019


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain, matt glaze, and iron oxide


Dimensions

25.0 x 60.0 x 25.0 cm overall


Credit

Vicki Grima Ceramics Fund 2020


Location

Not on display


Accession number

19.2020.a-f


Artist information

Kirsten Coelho

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Glenn Barkley and Lesley Harding, An idea needing to be made: Contemporary ceramics, Bulleen, 2019, 188-89 (colour illus.), 196 (illus.).