The Nevica Project

Gillian Parke

Gillian Parke, a ceramic artist for 14 years, combines elements of manufactured porcelain and Japanese pottery to create unconventional works of art. The conflict is further explored by incorporating open-stock decals and metallic lusters, which have often been overlooked by modern studio potters as feminine hobby materials. Gillian is interested in the conflict created by kitsch images on handmade objects, and in challenging the aesthetics and values presented when using such materials unconventionally. Recently, she was named a recipient of the 2008 Emerging Artist Award by Ceramics Monthly magazine.