Exposition Art Blog: Marea Gazzard - Sculpture & Ceramics

Marea Gazzard - Sculpture & Ceramics

Marea Gazzard (1928 – 2013) was an Australian sculptor and ceramicist
"Marea Gazzard was an influential ceramic artist in Australia from the late 1950s. She was active in setting up the Crafts Council of Australia in 1971, was the first chair of the Crafts Board of the Australia Council in 1973, and president of The World Crafts Council from 1980-1983. She was also a Trustee of The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (1982-1986), and the first recipient of the Australia Council’s Creative Arts Fellowship, 1989-1992.
Gazzard trained in ceramics in 1953-54 at East Sydney Technical College, and at London Central School for Arts and Crafts in 1956-57. Unlike most potters of the time, she was less interested in Oriental-inspired wheel thrown forms, and more interested in hand built vessel forms, influenced by modernist design, Cycladic sculpture (from her own Greek background), and other archaeological forms such as pre-Colombian pottery and sculpture."(maas.museum)

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