ADOPTION AND METAMORPHOSIS: SURVEYING EAST ASIAN INFLUENCE ON AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS AT THE POWERHOUSE’S CLAY DYNASTY – TAASA Review March 2022
John Freeland T he Clay Dynasty exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, open until the end of January 2023, provides a wonderful opportunity to survey the influence of East Asian (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) ceramics on the development of Australian studio pottery and studio ceramics from 1960 to the present.
With over 400 pieces by 160 artists (including some by international artists) it provides an insight into the quality, breadth and depth of Australian ceramic art as it has developed from the first stirrings of the post-war studio pottery movement.
The exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity to develop an understanding of the broad array of cultural influences, creative trends and movements which have shaped Australian ceramic art. Charger, Hamada Sh?ji, 1960-64, nuka (wood ash) and black iron glaze...