Residencies, Animal Fanfair and new work

I have decided to focus more on sculpture this year, and to this end, I have been sketching ideas for new works and am applying for selected ceramic artist residencies. So far so good! I am thrilled to announce that I have already been accepted to undertake a ceramic residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC, in The Netherlands […]

A catalogue of recent Works

I have finally completed a 23-page colour catalogue of recent works to be made available at my Artereal gallery solo exhibition, “Bully” – opening 6pm Wednesday 7th of December! The catalogue features selected ceramic sculptures and mixed media works on paper from 2013-2016, including new works in my “Bully” exhibition. It also includes an introductory essay […]

“Feral” standing proud

“Mythology of my Land” opened at M-Contemporary gallery in Woollahra, Sydney last weekend and is on until the end of May. The Peculiar Annes’ sculpture “Feral” took pride of place in the window of the gallery where he may be seen by passer’s by, luring them inside the gallery to view more fabulous and fascinating works […]

A Peculiar Annes sculpture in the making..

Whilst it was true that I had a few loose ends to tie up in Sydney last month, the main purpose for my visit was to work with the Peculiar Anne’s (Janet parker-Smith, Cleo gardener and myself) on a new sculptural work for an exhibition at M-contemporary gallery in May.  My focus was to create the ceramic […]

“Scientia” – at Art Est

Thanks to all who came along to Art Est last Saturday. It was a fun afternoon and I caught up with some people I haven’t seen in ages! I had a mixture of older and newer works on display  as you can see in the photos. Also included in the main room are James Blackwell’s exquisite […]

“Broken” – Solo Exhibition at Artereal

I am excited to announce that my solo exhibition,”Broken”,  opens on Wednesday 5th November at Artereal Gallery. The exhibit will feature new ceramic sculptures and a selection of recent mixed media  works on paper. All these works are a continuation of my favourite theme – examining our contradictory relationship with animals, but particularly focusing on the deceptive […]

Elephant in the Room

I will be exhibiting a selection of my ceramic sculptures in an upcoming group exhibition called “The Elephant in the Room” at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. This is an animal-themed exhibition featuring work in a variety of mediums and incorporating some fabulous artists. I am thrilled to be included in the line up, plus a percentage of […]

Peculiar Annes and their little “Seraph”

We got in! The very first sculpture completed by “Peculiar Annes” collaboration (Janet Parker-Smith, Cleo Gardiner and myself – Claude Jones), has been selected as a finalist in this years prestigious Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize! Over 500 entries from national and international artists are received annually and approximately 40 finalists’ works are exhibited over a 16 day […]

Wildlife art symposium and exhibition

I think it was in March that I stumbled across an invitation for artists to enter work for an exhibition in Canberra called Wildlife art@Discovery 2014.  I have never exhibited in Canberra and figured this was a good way to broaden my audience – provided they accepted my work of course! The exhibition is held […]

“Fowl play” – child sized version

This child -sized ceramic sculpture was completed for inclusion in the “Animalised” exhibition at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank, Sydney, Australia as part of the Hungry for Art festival last year. The mayor mentioned the work during his speech at the opening night of the exhibition commenting particularly on how much work had gone into it…and he’s […]

My first outdoor sculptural installation

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Animals, Art Prizes, Ceramic, Exhibitions, sculpture

I have been fortunate enough to undertake 3 artist residencies in the past 12 months with a focus on ceramics – a medium I have had very little prior experience with. I have learnt so much and have had some success with a few one-off pieces ( See Oma-rapiti and Anthropocentrap galleries).. but it has  been exhausting […]

Sunday Morning Ceramic Residency

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Animals, Ceramic, residencies, sculpture | No Comments

Well here i am at Sundaymorning@ekwc in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.  I have a great high ceilinged studio and the facilities are amazing. The other artists and all employees here are a gentle bunch of people – no super egos. All lovely and making really interesting work. The artists usually have dinner together every night so that we […]

Residency at Fundacion Gruber Jez, Mexico

I have had a very enjoyable and productive 7 weeks at the Fundacion Gruber Jez residency  in Merida, Mexico.  I have learnt so much – resin casting, silicone mould making, polyurethane mould making, porcelain slip casting and I have experienced working with henequen – the string like fibres of a Mexican cactus plant that form […]

Its Liquid art prize announcing my exciting plans

Ok shameless self promotion, but it has to be done so here is a link to news about my exciting project over the next 12 months complete with pictures!! http://www.itsliquid.com/its-liquid-international-contest-first-edition-2012-claude-jones.html And as a result oftThe Its Liquid International Art Prize announcing this news I have been contacted by a gallery in Denmark who wish to include me […]