Deanna Roberts

I have been involved in ceramics for many years. As a teenager I admired a potter at a market and made a pact with myself that I would take it up one day. I took the plunge at 27 years old and began to experiment with various designs, methods, techniques, skills and decoration and have been inspired by many potters who have come before me.

I have always been attracted to Asian design, its sharp edges, concise forms, ‘disciplined’ appearance and am drawn to creating bold statements when producing work, whether thrown on the wheel or handbuilt.  Adding embellishments, carving and decorating work, coupled with dark, bold glazes or bright white glazes on porcelain and stoneware clays is my preferred method of finishing work.

Awards

2015 – Best Aesthetics Award – Knox City Council ‘Immerse’ Exhibition

1999 – Best Functional Piece – Walker Ceramics – Northcote Gallery’s Graduate Exhibition

Artist Residencies

2017

  • Jingdezhen Ceramic University (Guest artist & lecturer) – Jingdezhen, China

2016

  • The Pottery Workshop – Jingdezhen, China

2015

  • The Pottery Workshop Education Centre (Artist & lecturer)  – Jingdezhen, China
  • The Pottery Workshop – Jingdezhen, China

Deanna Roberts Gallery online

Skills

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