Monday, 12 August 2013

profile sharon muir - ceramic artist.


ceramic artist sharon muir
Today's profile features the work of Brisbane based ceramic artist Sharon Muir, whose beautiful animal/bird pots have adorned table tops for years. With a Masters in Fine Art from RMIT Sharon specialises in delicate sculptural works. Each piece starts out as a hand sculpted original that is carefully cast in plaster to make a mould. When the mould is dry liquid clay - slip is used to create a perfect copy of the original sculpture, which is then glazed, decorated and fired. The end result is mini, super sweet masterpieces. For a list of stockists where can find Sharon's ceramics, head here

How would you describe yourself?
Good with my little hands.

What was your childhood dream?
Probably something that involved lots of horses and animals.

What led you down your current path?
I studied Fine Art Ceramics at RMIT for seven years (BA then Honors then Masters) and just kept making. Ceramics just turned out to be my thing.

What do you love most about what you do?
When I am quietly meditatively making and it’s just working.

Where do feel most inspired?

Who do you admire?
Prue Morrison who I share a studio with she just quietly chips away and creates amazing work.

What challenges have you had to overcome?
Moving to Brisbane from inner-city Melbourne- no friends, no family, no networks no studio and no idea.

What are your top inspiring resources?
Museums, the colours of birds, my old sketchbooks, the structures of plants and animals, vintage and historic ceramics.

Do you have a dream creative project? 
A solo show with a year off and a big budget to prepare for it.

What are you currently coveting in the world of design?
Serge Mouille lamps and more realistically a Kelly green Penny Round cushion from Castle & Things for my newly recovered couch. 

What's next?
A change of direction.

When the weekend rolls around what do you love to:
I usually work in the studio but...if I wasn’t I’d…
Read – Magazines. Any magazine on interiors will do.
Watch - Saturday night is usually Arthouse Cinema night as curated by my Mr Pants and if I can slip it in - Nana murders.
Cook - Nothing or cake.
Create - Stuff for home.
Listen to - My music collection on shuffle.
Dream about - The next stage of my balcony garden and interior decorating projects.
Look forward to - Playing tennis and hitting the ball back more than three times in a row. I am really bad at tennis.