The Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award Exhibition 2008

Towong Tank 2007   The work explores the role of function in ceramics and references containers from the rural landscape. Containers such as buckets, and water tanks and silos that sit isolated in a paddock, but it is the combining of separate forms and bringing the work back into the home where discovery can take […]

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Displaced Places

April 15- May 17 2008, Stella Downer Gallery, Sydney Displaced Places refers to a variety of places stretching from Paris to southern NSW. A residency in the Cite International des Arts in Paris in 2006 created an opportunity to look at place from afar, looking at Australia from Paris, and since my return looking at […]

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A Studio in Paris

21st August – 27th October 2006 Text by Merran Esson What a treat! A studio in Paris for 10 weeks is a rare opportunity. My proposal was to look at ceramic collections. In particular the Musee National de Ceramique at Sevres on the outskirts of Paris and to see the collection of ceramics by Bernard […]

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Containers of Ideas

Article by Gordon Foulds Born to farming parents in southern NSW near Tumbarumba in the upper Murray region, Merran Esson has long been one of Australia’s best known and most respected ceramists and teachers. The rural environment which she experienced so fully during her childhood and adolescent years has influenced both her work and her […]

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Mid Career or Mid life: A Pathway

Text by Merran Esson In preparing this talk I took time to reflect on the meaning of being at one’s mid career; really I was bit shocked to be asked to be on this panel, as I wanted to be on the panel of emerging artists. Because I feel as though I am just emerging, […]

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