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My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Kylie Johnson - Ceramic Queen

Let me take a moment to introduce you to one of my friends, who also happens to be a fabulous ceramicist. Her name is Kylie Johnson and she has been a Brisbane ceramic artist for many years . Her vessels are usually handformed, imprinted with poetry (often her own) and delicate textures. There is usually just a hint of colour. Her work shows are pared back beauty and a restraint that I can rarely muster.

When I started making ceramic jewellery a couple of years ago I was keenly interested in who else was making some and what other type of ceramic jewellery was out there. I didn't find much, and even less that I liked. Although, I did see some lovely black and white pendants for sale at the Queensland Art Gallery and someone told me about this girl who lived in the same suburb as I did who has been making gorgeous ceramic jewellery for years. Didn't have a clue at the time that this was both Kylie and her work!

Kylie also being the sharing soul that she is called me excitedly last week to inform me that Friday night's edition of THE COLLECTORS on the ABC was to feature a segment on a collector of vintage plastics. Love ceramics, but really love my plastics. Thanks Kylie


sarah said...

miss j's work is truly exquisite...

Florence said...

I love Kylie's work too. Her poetry is moving and suits her ceramic wares very well. I love her hand pinched pieces, and have given quite a collection to my sister and mother as gifts.

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