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  • Stephen Bird (b.1964) Last Muster of the Tasmanian Aborigines at Risdon with paint tin, 2012, hand-painted and glazed ceramic form, 20 x 37 x 36cm. MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015

MAG&Ms Ceramics Collection

MAG&M is working towards uploading its permanent collection online. In total, we have over 6,800 items across five collection areas, so it is a big job!.

In the meantime, and as part of our new online offering, we plan to showcase works from the collection for you to enjoy.

First up, we present pieces from our ceramics collection which currently holds 408 items. This selection of works were purchased or donated over the past decade and include some of the most significant ceramicists working in Australia today, as well as a special piece by Peter Rushforth (1920-2015) who was known as the ‘father of Australian ceramics’ and lived between Sydney’s Northern Beaches and the Blue Mountains NSW.


Simone Fraser (b.1951)

Impression Series #5

2014

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Simone Fraser (b.1951)

Impression Series #5, 2014

dry glaze, mid-fired ceramic vessel, 33 x 16cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015

Item C0369


Honor Freeman (b.1978)

Flood tide

2012

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Honor Freeman (b.1978)

Flood tide, 2012

slip cast, wheel thrown and hand built porcelain, 28 x 46 x 36cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015

Item C0372


John Dermer (b.1949)

Bell form

2013

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John Dermer (b.1949)

Bell form, 2013

salt glazed porcelain with oxides, wheel thrown, 32 x 25cm

MAG&M Collection - Gift of MAG&M Society 2014

Item C0365


Fairlie Kingston (b.1954)

Collaroy

2010

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Fairlie Kingston (b.1954)

Collaroy, 2010

Ceramic relief tile

MAG&M Collection - Purchased 2017

Item C0334


Peter Rushforth (1920-2015)

Plate with blue glaze

c1980

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Peter Rushforth (1920-2015)

Plate with blue glaze, c1980

Chun glaze on tenmoku underglaze, 5 x 43cm

MAG&M Collection - Gift in the name of Anthony Schoer by daughter Alyson 2012

Item C0349


Neville French & Belinda Fox

Tilt 12

2017

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Neville French & Belinda Fox

Tilt 12, 2017

porcelain with inlaid and brushed slips, wood ash, limestone glaze and acrylic, 3 pieces, 30 x 32 x 20cm

MAG&M Collection - Gift of MAG&M Society 2017

Item C0398


Barbara Campbell-Allen (b.1954)

Long awaited rain

2019

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Barbara Campbell-Allen (b.1954)

Long awaited rain, 2019

woodfired stoneware, earthenware slip, ash glaze, 39 x 45 x 33cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased 2019

Item C0422


Julie Bartholomew (b.1956)

Weeping container

2015

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Julie Bartholomew (b.1956)

Impression Series #5, 2014

porcelain with white matt and red copper glazes and decals, 28 x 24.5cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Theo Batten Bequest 2016

Item C0394


Guan Wei (b.1957)

Blue Like Sky 1

2014

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Guan Wei (b.1957)

Blue Like Sky 1, 2014

porcelain vase, hand-painted, 44 x 29cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015

Item C0371


Rupert Jack (b.1951)

Kaltu Kaltu

2017

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Rupert Jack (b.1951)

Kaltu Kaltu, 2017

stoneware with sgraffito, 17 x 26 x 14cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased 2017

Item C0396


Cathy Franzi (b.1964)

The Sanctuary, North Head

2014

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Cathy Franzi (b.1964)

The Sanctuary, North Head, 2014

porcelain, englobe, glaze, sgraffito, raku, clay and oxides, 32 x 55 x 42cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Theo Batten Bequest 2014

Item C0364


Stephen Bird (b.1964)

Last Muster of the Tasmanian Aborigines at Risdon with paint tin

2012

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Stephen Bird (b.1964)

Last Muster of the Tasmanian Aborigines at Risdon with paint tin, 2012

hand-painted and glazed ceramic form, 20 x 37 x 36cm

MAG&M Collection - Purchased through the Roger Pietri Bequest 2015

Item C0368