Sunday, July 4, 2010

And the Winner is...

Friday night was the opening of the 2010 South Australian Ceramics Award, which was judged by Gerry Wedd this year. The Award started back in 1986 and this is the ninth award since it began. The winning artist receives a prize of $2000 and the South Australian state gallery also chooses a piece for its collection.

Prue Gramp, Jeff Mincham and Gerry Wedd during the speeches
(ok not a great shot - but I was near the back!)

The show was opened with an interesting speech by Jeff Mincham about the history of the award and where ceramics is today. Then Gerry followed with the announcement of the prize winners. The Award this year went to Helen Fuller for her piece 3 Pot(s).

The winning piece '3 Pot(s)' by Helen Fuller

The state gallery chose a piece by Stephanie James-Manttan (Impressed Vessel) and a group of pieces by Maria Parmenter (Telling Tales). I went through the JamFactory design associateship with both of these talented women, so that was very exciting!

Steph James-Manttan and Maria Parmenter

There was a great turnout and it was a very enjoyable night with beautiful work and a chance to catch up with wonderful potters and artists!
Some of the other ceramists in the show include: Philip Hart, Silvia Stansfield, Leo Neuhofer, Angela Walford, John Ferguson, Jane Sabey, Merrilyn Stock, Jane Robertson, Kirsten Coelho, Gus Clutterbuck, Alison Arnold, Jane Burbidge and me!

Angela Walford with her wall pieces 'Journey'

Oh, I guess I should give you the details (in case you couldn't make it on the opening night):

South Australian Ceramic Award
2-24 July 2010

Adelaide Central Gallery
45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood
Ph: 08) 8364 2809
Open: M-F 9am - 5pm, Sat 11am - 4pm

'A Parliament of Owls' by Merrilyn Stock.


  1. Thanks Erin. I was wondering who won the award. I don't know Helen Fuller's work, so I'll have to find out more and get a pic for theNovember issue of the mag.

  2. Ha, i have a great shot of the back of steph's head ...she'll be proud!!

  3. Hi Vicki! Helen Fuller is well know for painting! Jan T would have all the images. Perhaps someone could write a review!?