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Experience The World Of Ceramics At Art Exhibition

Story: Nadia Chapman | Photo: Ben McShea
Sep 18, 2019
Experience the World of Ceramics at Art Exhibition
Delve into the world of ceramics at the ‘Entwinement’ solo art exhibition, which showcases a local ceramicist’s artwork until late October.

Ceramic artist, Melissa Prendergast, said the exhibition was inspired by different features of some of her artwork, which is comprised of experimental blends and techniques.

“The ‘Entwinement’ exhibition ended up coming together as I wanted to work with porcelain in a variety of different ways. The exhibition is also made up of a blend of experimental works as well as artworks that I am more familiar with creating,” Melissa said.

She also said her work was heavily inspired by the local area. “I love living on the Peninsula and as my studio is close to the water, my colours and many of the forms are inspired by my surroundings, which is reflected in this show.”

Redcliffe locals can expect to see a diverse range of colour combined with contemporary and classical art forms.

Melissa said some of the showcased pieces were created with porcelain and crystalline glaze and were suitable for wall features and decorations in the home.

“There will be stylised pieces, some featuring coloured porcelain, while others highlight the crystalline glaze. The spotlight shines on the crystalline glaze with my decorative bowls, vases, and bottles,” Melissa said.

With a career in ceramic art that spans over 20 years, Melissa enjoys the monumental process of creating a ceramic piece, from her first sketches to the pottery wheel, to mold her creation.

“I love making works on the wheel and I enjoy the movement and the beautiful clean lines that can be achieved. I find the action of throwing a pot absolutely mesmerising, where a variety of tools help me to create an elegant form that holds the shape of the piece.”

Melissa’s artwork is for sale during the exhibition.

You can find out more about Melissa Prendergast’s artwork via or @meltorginals on Instagram.

Entwinement Solo Exhibition
Until Sunday 20 October
Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-4pm
Stage Door Gallery, Redcliffe Entertainment Centre
Downs St, Redcliffe
Free to enter