Mud, Water & Fire

Mud, Water & Fire

16 March - 10 November 2024

Through a selection of artworks by Australian studio potters in the SAM Collection, Mud, Water & Fire explores the diverse approaches taken in ceramics to create pieces that are reflective of the Australian landscape.

Evoking visions of raw earth, twisted trees, and swirls of colours from the ocean’s edge, the artworks showcased in Mud, Water & Fire present a view of nature as seen through a potter’s eye.

Artists: Robert Allan, Joan Campbell, Rex Coleman, John Crump, Greg Daly, Paul Davis, Phyl Dunn, John Gilbert, Vic Greenaway, Sylvia Halpern, Ray Harrison, Harold Hughan, Eileen Keys, Col Levy, Janet Mansfield, Kim Martin, Carl McConnell, Harry Memmott, Milton Moon, Rhonda Ogilvie, Klytie Pate, John Perceval, David Potter, Bagot Pottery, Reg Preston, Peter Rushforth, Jane Sawyer, Mitsuo Shoji, Ian Sprague, and Ray Taylor.

Featured image: Milton Moon, Stoneware platter (1977),Shepparton Art Museum Collection, on loan from Victorian State Craft Collection, 2003. ©Damon Moon. Photo: Shepparton Art Museum 

Curator: Jessica O'Farrell

Location: Ceramics Showcase, Level 1