Johanna De Maine
Ceramics


Artist Information
Johanna De Maine is a Sunshine Coast ceramicist with an international reputation for her finely created porcelain with gold lustres.

Over 40 years of experience from experimentation to perfecting techniques and from extensive academic studies has led to recognition of these captivating bowls, pots and vessels. Johanna draws from her environment to decorate these pieces with depictions of the Glasshouse Mountains; sails through Pumicestone Passage; local pineapple plantations and the vibrant celebration of the Woodford Folk Festival. Such surroundings are a rich source of inspiration indeed and have evolved with the gold lustres to be distinctive themes of Johanna's artworks. They adorn beautifully bulbous vases; gently curving plates and oval vessels to completely appeal to the eye as works of total beauty. The gold lustres catch the light across the surfaces from many angles and add the final touch of preciousness.

The past few years have been notable for Johanna De Maine with just rewards for persevering artistically and technically with these signature ceramics. The artist has undertaken major commissions for Coca-Cola, Qantas and Sheraton further heightening her already impressive international reputation. A vessel was selected by the Premier's Department of New South Wales and presented to Her Majesty the Queen during her 2000 royal tour. Then came the award of a Churchill Fellowship to study specific issues relating to lustre glazes, in Europe in 2001. This highly prestigious award is decided on merit and "demonstrated ability for further achievement". Johanna has studied practices at Delft, Royal Copenhagen and Stoke-on-Trent and to participate in workshops at Meissen and Royal Monaco. This has not only served to broaden her own knowledge and skills but also aid other Australian artists through lectures and articles since her return. In 2004 a magnificent work entitled "Rebirth" featuring a butterfly was presented by the Governor-General of Australia as his personal wedding gift to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Mary Donaldson. Later in the same year an unusual work in the form of an Icon (portraying the Glasshouse Mountains rather than a religious symbol) was acquired by the Gold Coast City Art Gallery into their prestigious ceramics collection.

Already avidly collected by international and interstate connoisseurs it is worth recognising that the artist's home and influences are the Sunshine Coast. It is a unique place inspiring an experienced artist to achieve unique, precious, ceramic artworks.

Recent exhibitions

2008
. "Back to the Future" exhibition at Art on Cairncross, Maleny

2010
. "All that is Sublime" exhibition at Art on Cairncross, Maleny
• 15 artists: Redcliffe City Gallery
• Presenter Woodford Folk Festival


2011
• Finalist “Vasefinder International” international online exhibition,
honourable mention
• Finalist “Moreton Bay Art Awards”
• “Chinese Whispers” joint show with Kevin Grealy,
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
• “Just another Layer” workshop presented for Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
• “Chinese Whispers” solo show Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney
• Finalist Noosa Travelling Exhibition
• Finalist and 3D winner of Rio Tinto Alcan Marty Hanson Award, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
• Acquisition of “Being and Becoming”
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
• Acquisition of “Bountiful Harvest” Parliament House Art Collection


2012
• Finalist “Vasefinder International” international online exhibition
• Participant “Reveal: Rediscovering the City of Brisbane Collection”,
Museum of Brisbane
• “Just another Layer” workshop presented for Ceramic Study Group, Sydney
• Acquisition of “Fishpond” Ceramic Study Group, Sydney
• Finalist “Moreton Bay Art Awards”
• Recipient RADF grant to attend Australian Ceramics Triennale,
Adelaide, September 28-October 1, 2012
• Finalist and Highly Commended prize winner SCAP 3D Award,
Sunshine Coast Regional Council Art Gallery, Noosa
• Selected as demonstrator for “Subversive Clay”
Australian Ceramics Triennale, Adelaide, September 28-October 1, 2012
• “Sailing my Universe” Art on Cairncross, Maleny


2013
• Highly Commended,
"Art Unlimited" Dunedoo, NSW

• Finalist SCAP 3D Award,
Sunshine Coast Regional Art Gallery, Noosa

• Winner 3D Award,
Martin Hanson Memorial Prize
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery.

Johanna De Maine wins the 3D award at the Martin Hanson Memorial art awards at the Gladstone Regional Gallery for 2013.

Johanna De Maine was a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D for 2013.


Johanna De Maine wins "highly commended" prize
in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D for 2012
at Noosa Regional gallery.


In late 2011 a piece of
Johanna De Maine's porcelain
was acquired by the
Parliament House Art Collection
in Canberra.
The collection is rotated through the general areas of
Parliament House and the offices of Members and Senators.

Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to contact the gallery for prices of Johanna's work.




"Pond Life”
Southern Ice Porcelain, Gold, Sand etched, Raised Enamel
14cm high x 11cm wide x 11cm wide





"Strange Fruit”
Southern Ice Porcelain, Gold, Sand etched, Raised Enamel
13.5cm high x 9cm wide x 9cm wide





"Straight Ahead”
Southern Ice Porcelain, Sand carved, Raised Enamel, Decals
23cm high x 18.5cm wide x 13cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012




"Chance Encounters”
Southern Ice Porcelain, Sand carved, Raised Enamel, Decals
20cm high x 22cm wide x 15cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012





"Hide and Seek”
Southern Ice Porcelain, Sand carved, Raised Enamel, Decals
12.5cm high x 18cm wide x 13.5cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012





"The Long March”
Southern Ice Porcelain, Sand carved, Raised Enamel, Decals
11.5cm high x 19cm wide x 19cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012





"The Feast”
Southern Ice Porcelain, Sand carved, Raised Enamel
8.5cm high x 13.5cm wide x 13.5cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012





"Freedom”

Southern Ice Porcelain, Gold, Lustre, Sand etched, Raised Enamel, Decals
14.5cm high x 11.5cm wide x 11.5cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012




"Summer Holidays”

Southern Ice Porcelain, Gold, Lustre, Sand etched, Raised Enamel, Decals
14cm high x 15cm wide x 11cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012




"Golden Pond”

Southern Ice Porcelain, Gold, Lustre, Sand etched, Raised Enamel
10.5cm high x 16.5cm wide x 16.5cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012




"Pecking Order”

Southern Ice Porcelain, Gold, Lustre, Sand etched, Raised Enamel, Decals
19cm high x 20cm wide x 14cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012




"Fractured Flight”

Porcelain, Gold, Lustre, Sand etched, Enamel
19cm high x 16cm wide x 14cm wide
Sailing my Universe exhibition 2012




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