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Profile - Shannon Garson

Shannon Garson is a ceramicist specialising in thrown, decorated porcelain.

Shannon has developed her unique approach combining draftsmanship with ceramics over the last decade and has become one of Australia's most collectable ceramicists. In 2005 she received a Churchill Fellowship and spent 3 months travelling in Europe studying the art of the medieval and Renaissance periods. Her practice continues to grow with a collection of limited edition tableware and exhibition work developing side by side.

"I want the surface of the pot to be part of the drawing, not just a surface for the drawing to sit on. I want the whole pot to be experienced, from the weight of it as you pick it up, the texture, the drawing, colour, smoothness of the glaze, all the elements draw the viewer into experiencing the vessel."

Shannon's studio is based in a small rural town in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Each piece of porcelain is unique, the result of many hours work. Shannon's pots are finely thrown and translucent. The vessels are decorated with lively drawings and subtle, textured surfaces which provide a canvas for the misty greens, sunset oranges and delicate hues of the drawings.