ARTIST PROFILE: AN INTERVIEW WITH CERAMIC ARTIST HIROE SWEN – TAASA Review September 2018
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This article was originally found in the September 2018 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 10).
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Edie Young B orn in Japan in 1934, Hiroe Swen is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost ceramic artists, and her significant career spans decades.
This remarkably strong, petite Japanese-Australian began her career as a ceramicist in Kyoto, and after moving to Australia in 1968 she found fresh inspiration and the freedom to continue her own individual pottery style. Throughout her long career Hiroe has focused on ceramics as an art form, displaying a mastery of the Japanese techniques of handmade slab and coil-built forms and stoneware glazing.
Her strong simple works display an extraordinary imagination, with a variety of forms and designs...