Clairy Laurence/ Clairy Laurence

Australia

Pottery

www.clairylaurence.com

Clairy Laurence
Clairy Laurence
Female
Australia
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January 6, 2016
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Clairy Laurence is a truly masterful ceramicist and sculptor who lives and works in the city of Brisbane, Australia. Over the course of a career that spans over three decades, she has created numerous pieces that, despite the obvious death motifs, are full of a sweet celebration of life and joy.

Skulls by Clairy Laurence

Clairy Laurence - ceramic - new sculpture
Clairy Laurence – Untitled

The artist who has been working as a ceramicist/potter since the early 1980s, obtained her degree from TAFE in Studio Ceramics in 1988. She earned a certificate in Art therapy at MIECAT in 2003. Since 2013 she has worked as full time free lance artist.

She produces sculptural pieces by handbuilding, wheel throwing, or a combination of both techniques. Her ceramics are often figurative and playful; presenting otherworldly children and their surroundings in her own artistic world.

Lil Babes

Clairy Laurence - The Priestess Sister / Ophelia Babe and Her Bird / Babe with Tiara
Clairy Laurence – The Priestess Sister / Ophelia Babe and Her Bird / Babe with Tiara

Her work has been included in many group shows, most recently I see a Darkness at Graydon Gallery, Newfarm, Subdivision with Georgina Berkman at Percolator Gallery in Paddington and Through a Glass Darkly with Belinda Sinclair at Jugglers Art Space Inc. located in Brisbane.

She is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace. The Queensland-located 19 Karen was launched as a commercial contemporary art gallery in 2008.

Art by Clairy Laurence

Clairy Laurence - ceramic - new sculpture
Clairy Laurence – Untitled

Clairy Laurence is currently based in Brisbane, Australia.

All images courtesy © Clairy Laurence

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015 I see a DarknessGraydon Gallery, NewfarmGroup
2015Subdivision, with Georgina BerkmanPercolator Gallery, PaddingtonGroup
2015Through a Glass Darkly, with Belinda SinclairJugglers Art Space Inc, BrisbaneGroup