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There are hundreds of studio potters and ceramists all over Australia producing unique, beautiful work. At Living Clay Australia we have focussed on the ones who specialise in innovative, functional pottery items that you can use, enjoy and display on a daily basis.
In addition to displaying and selling their work, we are also keen to promote and celebrate the individual artists and potters who produce them, so every item in our online gallery tells you a story about who created it, how it was made and some facts on the individual potter as well. The Potter's profile will be retained in our database for as long as they continue to be part of the Living Clay family even if they do not have any pieces to sell right now so you can look them up at any time.
If you are a potter yourself viewing this site and would like to find out more about how to become part of the Living Clay Australia family, just drop us a note through the contact us page and we will send you a link to access more information on how it all works. We will need to know a little more about you and your work and will also ask you to send us a couple of photographs of some recent pieces to start that ball rolling.
Dawn Tang is a ceramic artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
After a career in finance, Dawn decided to pursue her dream of exploring her creative side. She first started taking wheel-throwing classes around six years ago and quickly became hooked with the transformative and meditative quality of clay. She loves that each piece she works with is unique, filled with one’s individual spirit and feeling at the time of creation. Dawn completed her Diploma in Ceramics from Holmesglen Institute in 2014. She is a resident artist at Northcote Pottery Supplies studios, and was a finalist in the Victorian Craft Award and Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award in 2015.
Inspired by day-to-day observations, memories, moments, experiences, and travels, Dawn's works are a personal response to the world around her. She is interested in exploring the sense of place, and its connection to memories of landscapes and experiences, whether conscious or subliminal.
She is drawn to creating forms that are clean, with simple lines. Using high fired porcelain and stoneware, Dawn's works are mainly wheel thrown. She enjoys making visually tactile objects. She has recently been exploring the use of various slips to express the tone and mood of a piece.
Her Lost in a Moment series featured on this website are exquisite, they are inspired by the spots of sunlight dancing through her vision as she dozed one winter's afternoon atop a grassy hill. That sense of warmth, lightness and softness are evoked through the pillowy porcelain forms in the series.