Rowley Drysdale

Born: Queensland, 1957
Resides: Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Artist Information
The elemental nature of ceramics, quite obvious in the process and often evident in better pieces, is what I most appreciate after 20 years of practice. Ceramics is the art of earth, water and fire, and dealing in such a fundamental way with these elements, (as one does for example in a three to five day woodfiring), has the potential to become an invaluable cathartic experience. I am also appreciative of those people who buy art, who by placing the work in it’s environment, realise the full potential of each piece, and afford artists like myself to continue making. My work is in numerous private collections, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Austria and Japan. Additionally I am represented in more than a dozen public collections around Australia and have won approximately 20 awards, taught ceramics extensively, and was awarded a Master of Arts (by research) from Monash University.

Rowley Drysdale was born in outback Queensland in 1957. His studio is located at Cooroy on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He currently teaches ceramics part-time at TAFE in Tewantin and his anagama kiln at Cooroy is fired three to four times each year. Rowley’s creative energy is divided between vessel orientated ceramics, and wall works which combine clay components with mixed media.

Feature Artist
"16 Not Out"
Art on Cairncross
October 2011

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D, 2012

Feature Artist
"Earth, Wood and Fire"
Art on Cairncross
March 2013

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D, 2013

Rowley Drysdale was our feature artist for March 2013.
Earth, Wood and Fire will show at Art on Cairncross until Easter 2013.

Rowley Drysdale was a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D for 2013.

Below are a selection of the artists work:

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“Hammer in Anvil”
Ceramic and Acid Glaze
42 x 80cm x 24cm

“Polar Rift”
Kiln Fused Feldspar and Ceramic
43 x 50cm x 15cm

“Ether Surface”
Kiln fused Feldspar
21 x 28cm x 30cm

" Bowls”
Metallic Saturation Glaze
various sizes

“Bottle Form”
Metallic Saturation Glaze
20cm high

“Sail vase”
Metallic Saturation Glaze
25cm high x 20 long x 10cm wide

“Wave Mouth Albany Slip Jar”
Albany Slip Glaze
22cm tall x 17cm wide

“Red Blossom Jar”
Copper Red Glaze
31cm tall x 22cm wide

“Red Blue Plate”
Celadon and Copper Red Glaze
5cm tall x 30cm wide

“Rustic Pot”
3 day wood-fired
33 cm x 24cm x 22cm

“Diabolo Jar Group”
Jun glaze, Wood-fired
From 34 cm to 43cm high

“Earth Sail”
3 day wood-fired feldspathic glaze
23cm high

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