On her practice and this exhibition, Heather said,
“This window display is about my continuing journey into the practice of hand-building with ceramic clays, mostly porcelains and stonewares.
My inspirations are drawn from my surrounding environments, particularly natural Australian landscapes and what they hold within them; porcelain with its translucent quality and how it reacts when exposed with a source of light; and the act of being random, whether it is about placement of colour or about how the piece was initially made.
I have practiced ceramics for 6 years. I have largely taught myself through a lot of experimentation, reading books, and the seemingly endless amounts of information and demonstrations available online. However, during this year I participated to two workshops at Canberra Potters Society. The first was taught by John Tuckwell and was mostly about making very thin porcelain slabs and how to construct them into 3 dimensional objects. The second workshop was about making closed sculptures and surface decorating techniques taught by Srinia Chowdhury. Both workshops have been equally valuable to my practice.”
Images (l to r): Heather Lowes, Dragon Fly Dragon, 2018; Heather Lowes, Shazza Shock Value, 2018