Bridget Bodenham at SAM

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This week will see the installation of new work in Shepparton Art Museum’s Showcase cabinet by popular ceramic artist, Bridget Bodenham.

Bridget Bodenham lives and works in her studio in the idyllic bushland setting of Hepburn Springs, Australia. She has exhibited extensively both within Australia and overseas, and was a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award and an Honourable Mention in the Mino International Ceramic Award, Japan. Bridget has also tutored in ceramic art at Ballarat University. 

Bridget works full-time making ceramic serving ware, tableware, utensils and jewellery as well as planter pots and flower vases.

Anna Briers, SAM senior curator said:

‘The team at SAM are super excited about Bridget’s inclusion in the forthcoming Showcase. Bridget has developed a trade mark visual language for which she is renowned in design circles. Her ceramic homewares are graphic and bold, with striking contrasts of textured stoneware clay combined with seductive gold detailing and applied patterns in black, white and navy. These works will be snapped up fast.’

Bridget takes great care in creating each piece of work by hand and then fires them up to three times in her large gas kiln. Each firing is totally unique, resulting in one off pieces.

Curated in partnership with Bree Claffey of Melbourne-based gallery and retailer Mr Kitly, SAM’s Showcase provides a unique opportunity for collectors and craft lovers to acquire work as all pieces are available for purchase.

Showcase #11: Bridget Bodenham will be on display until Sunday 30 October with all works for sale through the SAM Shop.

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