the smell of rain, ceramics

Delighted to have been shortlisted for the Klytie Pate Award, 2021

Artist statement

Petrichor is the distinctive scent that accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell. It is unique to place and experience.  

4th January 2020 
I am in Merrijig. Bushfire smoke fills the skies and ferocious winds shred the landscape. 
5th January 2020 
Raindrops fall as a soothing balm, petrichor fills the air, feelings of sadness and relief descend. 
6th January 2020
Steady showers here on the Delatite, yet fires continue to burn across what is to become the blackest of summers.  

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title: Petrichor – longing for the smell of rain, 2020
medium: handbuilt stoneware clay with glazes & stains
dimensions: h. 55cm w.25cm  d. 20cm

Exhibition details 

Our four judges: Rebecca Coates, Director SAM; Melinda Martin, Director Linden New Art; Anthony Knight, Director Beleura House and Garden and Emma Busowsky Cox, Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery have reviewed every entry and provided us with their recommendations.

Congratulations to Kirsten Perry with 'Scalloped" & he collaboration of Karima Baadilla and Yeonjae Choi were awarded the Mark Brabham Emerging Artist award.

Friday 5th March at 6.30 - opening event and announcement of the winners.
Saturday 6 - Sunday 14 March 2021
MACE, 145 to 147 High Street, Mansfield




Exhibiting in The Vase & Flower Show


2nd PhD Milestone completed 


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Quarantine residency published 


Delighted to have been shortlisted for the Klytie Pate Award, 2021