About Prue Venables
Australian-born artist Prue Venables was studying the flute in London in 1977 when she first touched clay and was profoundly stopped in her tracks. Since then, she has devoted her time and energy to the mastery of porcelain, becoming one of Australia’s most skilled and lauded potters.
Numerous national and international exhibitions, awards and publications celebrate the fine porcelain work of Prue Venables.
Included in many public and private collections worldwide, these pots explore complex and unusual approaches to working with porcelain, challenge the significance of daily objects and highlight the richness that they bring to our lives.
Forms are deceptively simple, stand quietly, with light dancing on the sprung tension of their rims, their softly melting forms inviting touch.
Prue Venables is a multi-award winning, major Australian ceramicist. Educated at the Harrow College of Art in London with a Masters of Fine Art – Ceramics from RMIT, Prue has been practising her craft since 1977.
With a distinguished exhibition history, Prue has also mentored and taught generations of ceramicists. Prue’s work is collected by major institutions and public galleries and private institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Japan.
She is a former President of Craft Victoria, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.
About Canberra Potters
Canberra Potters Society (CPS) is a not-for-profit community organisation established in Canberra in 1975. Our objectives are to promote excellence and innovation in ceramics, foster appreciation of handcrafted ceramics in the broader community and encourage the professional development of our students and members. The Society is an ACT Government Key Arts Organisation. As such we receive some funding from the ACT Government and manage Watson Arts Centre, an ACT Government arts facility, located in Aspinall Street, Watson, only 5kms from the Canberra CBD.
About Australian Design Centre
Australian Design Centre (ADC) is an independent contemporary craft and design organisation igniting creative ideas and building cultural vibrancy. Through their exhibition, festival, touring, retail, publishing and learning platforms, they take a lead role developing and supporting Australia’s makers and designers and building audiences for their work across Australia and internationally.
ADC on Tour
Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables was researched and developed under a Visions of Australia research grant and is ADC’s major national touring exhibition for 2019 – 2022 with the tour also supported by the Federal Government’s Visions of Australia program.
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