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ALISON SMILES

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ALISON SMILES

CERAMIC ARTIST

 

 

Alison Smiles makes her lustre range of ceramics from local Adelaide clay. Each ceramic planter is handmade on the potter’s wheel, and fired three times in the kiln. The copper brushwork is real copper lustre, applied with a fine brush.

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The whimsical and charismatic ceramics of Alison Smiles playfully combine the useful and the sculptural. Smiles paints, scribbles and scratches her hybrid creatures into existence, discovering their personalities as they emerge.

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After graduating from the University of South Australia in 2011 Smiles received an Arts SA funded mentorship with Melbourne based ceramicist Vipoo Srivilasa. The following year she became an associate at the Jam Factory where she met the co-founders of studio and retail space 6 Hands Studio. In 2015 she travelled to Korea and spent 5 weeks participating in a mentorship and cultural exchange program, culminating in the exhibition “Beyond Limitations” shown at the Clayarch Museum in Gimhae. Smiles’ artwork can be found in public and private collections locally and internationally.

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You can follow Alison here on instagram and more via her website at www.alisonsmiles.com