Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence 2023 Finalists Announced: Innovation and Excellence in the Ceramic Arts

Ceramic Arts Queensland (CAQ) is pleased to announce the artists shortlisted for the 2023 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence. A high standard of entries from around Australia was received for this year’s award. While this has presented a challenge for the curatorial team and selection panel it will ensure that the Award will deliver an exciting and dynamic exhibition and winner.

The shortlisted artists are:

Avi Amesbury, Maggie Andrews, Robert Barron, Peta Berghofer, Tracie Bertram, Emma Bidstrup, Maria Brown, Liam Bryan-Brown, Barbara Campbell-Allen, Ray Cavill, Kris Coad, Jennifer Conroy-Smith, Cope & De Salvo, Euan Craig, Csongvay Blackwood, Greg Daly, Catherine Drinan, Rowley Drysdale, Jane Du Rand, Izette Felthun, Jason Fitzgerald, Carol Forster, Simone Fraser, Shannon Garson, Anna Guthrie, Claudia Gyr, Greg Hamilton, Su L Hanna, Wendy Hatfield-Witt, Bonnie Hislop, Michael Hoare, Gillian Hodes, Grant Hodges, Kalyanii Holden, Kerry Holland, Lauren Joffe, Nicolette Johnson, Ian Jones, Jann Kesby, Cintia Lemann, Sandy Lockwood, Montessa Maack, Gillian Martin, Mary Ann Martin, Suvira McDonald, Pauline Meade, Donalee Moriarty, Pru Morrison, Jennifer Oh, Sara Pane, Tamasin Pepper, Ruby Pilven, Robert  Puruntatameri, Beatrice Quincieu, Elizabeth Ranger-Craven, Astrid Salomon, Fleur Schell, Roshni Senapati, Andrew Tremain, Larissa Warren, Timothy White, Ruby Yeh, Tian You, Andrew Zanette

The winner of the Award will be judged by Dr Rebecca Coates and announced at the opening night event on Friday 13 October at the Ipswich Community Art Gallery, D’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich. The exhibition, featuring the winner and the shortlisted artists, will continue until Sunday 5 November.

Siliceous is an acquisitive award, with the winning piece becoming part of CAQ’s permanent collection. All work, other than the recipient of the Siliceous Award, will be for sale.

Concurrent with the exhibition will be a program of floor talks, workshops, guided tours, and a local arts trail. CAQ would like to acknowledge with gratitude the contribution made by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) in delivering this community program. The RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Ipswich City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


For further information please contact:

Stephanie Henricks, Projects & Administration Coordinator, email



The image featured is ‘Nine Tendrils’ by Nicolette Johnson, winner of Siliceous 2021