Simon Reece

Simon Reece

I am primarily a vessel maker for utilitarian ceramics and am often looking for a way to contextualise an idea of form or texture into a vessel.

Having chosen clay as my medium I find the clay directs my work process. Utilising the particular clay’s characteristics or properties and exploring it’s limitations increasingly defines my work.

More recently I have been making large environmental sculptural work. The work has become a dialogue about landscape. Landscape becoming vessels, local landscape, devolving landscape from human influence.

Photo: Harold David

EDUCATION

1980-82 Ceramic Certificate and Post Certificate, National Art School, Sydney
1985      Apprentice to master Japanese potter, Uneo Norihide,Bizen Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010     Standing Stones-Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong NSW
2009     Scape – Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst NSW
2006     New Work – Freeland Gallery, Sydney
2005     Carved Out – All Hand Made Gallery, Bronte NSW
2003     Iced Earth – Planet Furniture, Sydney
2002     Innovative Ceramics – Mura Clay Gallery, Newtown
2001     Solo Exhibition – The Galley on Lurline, Katoomba Selected Group

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018     The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – South Australian Museum, Adelaide
2018     Sculpture at Scenic World – Katoomba NSW
2017     The White Room – Stanley St Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney Gold Coast
2016     Gold Coast International Ceramic Award – Gold Coast QLD
2015     Common Differences, Mansfield Ceramic Gallery Sydney
2014     Gold Coast International Ceramic Award – Gold Coast QLD
2014     Clay – Utopia Arts, Sydney
2013     Making Ground – Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba NSW
2010     90th Birthday Show- Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney
2007     Visual Tactile Conceptual – Freeland Gallery, Sydney
2006     Clay Statements – Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane
2006     Ceramics and Sculpture – Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra
2005     Joy of The Noble Teacup – Belgium
2005     Dining in The Gallery – Cudgegong Gallery,Gulgong NSW
2005     Beyond Earth – Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2003     Future Function – Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2002     Ceramic Connections: At the Table –Western Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery
2001     Is the Dinner Party Dead? – WA School of Art, Perth
2000     Ceramics: The Australian Context – Campbelltown Regional Gallery

COLLECTIONS

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW

PUBLICATIONS

2010     The Journal of Australian Ceramics- 49/3, pp45-47, ‘Standing Stones’
2008     Slab-built Ceramics, pp100, Coll Minogue – Crowood Press
2007     Artists Observed – Carole Hampshire, UNSW Press
2005     The Journal of Australian Ceramics – 44/1, pp74 – 75, ‘essence of place The Iced Earth Series’
2004     The Journal of Australian Ceramics – 43/3, pp44 – 52, ‘beyond earth exploring the plastic limits of clay’ – Barbara Campbell Allen
2004     Ceramics Art and Perception – 57, pp6 – 11, ‘Teabowls Objects for Contemplation’ – Christopher Tappere
2003      Australian Gourmet Traveller- Front Cover Image
2001      Pottery in Australia – 40 [1], pp6 and 59, ‘National Showcase’, ‘Glaze on Glaze’ – article

COMMISSIONS

2016         MVrock, large environmental sculpture Gulgong NSW
2013         Escarpment Rocks, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba NSW. (Public Works Contract)
2011          Becasse Restaurant Sydney – Tableware
2009-10   Sake Restaurants Sydney and Brisbane – Tableware
2009         Dumfries, Blackheath – Large Environmental Ceramic Sculptures, Corridor Series
2008-11    Tetsuyas – Tableware for restaurant
2003-11    Rockpool, Spice Temple, Rockpool Bar and Grill – Latte ,Espresso Cups and Saucers for Vittoria Coffee
2007-8     Delicado Foods- Tableware for restaurant
2005-11    University of Western Sydney – Corporate gifts