Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence 2023
Siliceous is a national award for excellence and innovation and is held every two years, attracting ceramic artists from around Australia. This year we are joined by Australian Wood Firers United, presenting the inaugural Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Wood Fired Ceramics Award. Gwyn (one of Australia’s most significant ceramic artists) set up her last residence and wood kiln in Ipswich.
Ceramic Arts Queensland is staging the Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence 2023 finalists’ exhibition at the Ipswich Community Gallery from 14 October – 5 November. Scroll down to view our calendar of events.
Calendar of events
Siliceous 2023 exhibition
Daily 10am – 3pm, Oct 14th – 5th Nov
D’Arcy Doyle Place
Come try your hand at throwing on a potter’s wheel, in a friendly, encouraging environment. No advance registration needed, and it’s free! Our expert teaching artists will show you how it’s done, and then lead you through how to make a small bowl. Once you’ve tried wheel-throwing you can walk across to the Ipswich Art Gallery and try hand-building.
FREE ACTIVITY – no bookings required
10am -12pm and 1pm – 3pm
Saturday 14th Oct
Saturday 21st Oct
Saturday 4th Nov
Enjoy a guided tour through the prestigious contemporary ceramic art exhibition ‘Siliceous – Award for Ceramic Excellence’, featuring the best of ceramic art from around Australia
Sat 14th Oct 2pm
Sun 15th Oct 2pm
Sat 21st Oct 11am
Sun 22nd 11am
Sat 28th Oct 11am
Sun 29th Oct at 11am
Sat 4th Nov at 11am
Sun 5th Nov at 11am
Floor talk by Jane du Rand
‘A Ceramic Artist’s Practice’.
11am on Sunday, 15 October, 2023.
D’Arcy Doyle Place
Ian Currie Memorial Lecture
Ian Currie Memorial Lecture by Dr Steven Harrison. This is a paid event, please book through our website https://ceramicartsqld.org.au/events/
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