Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Joy Georgeson

Wallaga Lake Totem
raku clay, engobe glaze & oxides
1200C 1900 x 400 x 400mm
Price: $2500

Since moving to the Far South coast of NSW in the early 2007, Joy’s work has been strongly influenced by the estuary and coastal environment in the surrounding country with particular emphasis on the flora and fauna. Conservation and dependency between species are recurrent themes in the sculpture.The Wallaga Lake Totem is a record of animals and plants important to Joy as part of the ecosystem of the estuary. The images are layered as they exist in nature in the food chain, with the invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and avifauna linked by water. Gulaga, the dominant mountain in a landscape is etched behind the pelican.

Joy Georgeson was born in Melbourne where she attended Melbourne State College majoring in ceramics. She has exhibited in most Australian states and has work in many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Newcastle and Shepparton Regional Galleries and various tertiary collections. In 1980 the Crafts Council of Australia selected her to participate in the International Ceramic Exhibition in Faenze, Italy.