Born: Queensland, 1957
Resides: Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Artist InformationThe 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.
"16 Not Out"
Art on Cairncross
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D, 2012
"Earth, Wood and Fire"
Art on Cairncross
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D, 2013
Rowley Drysdale was our feature artist for March 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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