28 May 2022 – 19 February 2023
The ‘Good China’ dinnerware is tenderly laid out for guests as we gather to share a meal. A liquor on a table marks a moment of celebration between friends. A brimming teapot accompanied by freshly baked goods elevates an everyday ritual into a special occasion.
Social Ceramics offers a playful exploration of functional ceramics. The exhibition brings together a lavish array of vessels including Japanese style teapots by Australian Studio Potters Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and Col Levy; cups and coffee pots from Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery; and characteristic Toby Jugs from Bendigo Pottery. Social Ceramics pays tribute to the ways these objects bring us together to create emotional connections over shared conversations around a table.
Curator: Jessica O’Farrell, Exhibitions Curator
PHOTO: Allan Lowe, Sherry Set, undated, glazed earthenware, Shepparton Art Museum Collection, purchased 1980 © Marian Lowe.
Photo: Shepparton Art Museum
Location: Exhibition Showcase, Level 1- by the SAM Cafe entrance