Neville French

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Neville French is one of Australia’s most revered classical ceramicists. His humble, pared down porcelain structures explore a sincere engagement with the environment, paying homage to vast topographies, and silent, spiritual landscapes. A guiding principle of French’s work is the transformative effect of light on surface planes but through this mechanism, his works summon the eye across solid forms and into hollow spaces. By gently manipulating his thrown vessels French has developed a unique visual language, in an attempt to distil the very essence of place. This relationship is further grounded through hand crafted glazes created from materials which French personally mines at various locations around Australia.