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  • Spiky urchin cup & teapot 2013

    Maker: Katherine Wheeler
    Materials: Porcelain, thread, PVA, paint
  • Mosquito 2013

    Maker: Katherine Wheeler
    Materials: Fine silver, porcelain, sterling silver, thread, PVA paint.
  • Rings 2013

    Maker: Katherine Wheeler
    Materials: Hand formed, hand painted porcelain
  • Sprout: standing teapot & Flightless 2013

    Maker: Katherine Wheeler
    Materials: Porcelain, copper, sterling silver, thread, PVA, paint

Hollow Adaption

31 July 2013 - 21 September 2013

Wheeler’s sculptural jewellery and hollow-ware* has been made with silver, porcelain, paper, and thread. Often, these materials have been camouflaged; a layer of white paint creates a kind of “skin” for the richly textured objects and references shell or bone. Fragile ceramic extrusions are combined with delicately glazed components – producing surfaces which alternate between matt and gloss.

In stark contrast to the curious ‘bleached’ fossil-like works – the accompanying ink drawings are bright and ‘alive’, depicting strangely bird-like forms in different permutations.

Katherine Wheeler is an Australian artist, based in Castlemaine, Victoria. She graduated with a

bachelor of
fine arts /gold and silversmithing at RMIT in 2007.

 *the term hollow-ware usually refers to silver serving dishes