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Les Blakeborough

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Devonport Regional Gallery - LES BLAKEBROUGH: CERAMICS
www.devonportgallery.com, 18 Oct 2009 [cached]
LES BLAKEBROUGH: CERAMICS Devonport Regional Gallery - LES BLAKEBROUGH: CERAMICS
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LES BLAKEBROUGH: CERAMICS
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Artist: Les Blakebrough
The Devonport Regional Gallery was showing Les Blakebrough: Ceramics. The exhibition is part of the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft touring series and was presented by Object Gallery in collaboration with Craft Australia.
The exhibition represented a different series of works made from a unique clay developed through a research project the artist spent years working on. Blakebrough's research involved testing a range of types of kaolin clay looking at plasticity, shrinkage, warping, iron content and translucency to produce a world class product that he named 'Southern Ice'; it is now marketed to ceramicists' world-wide.
Les Blakebrough was born in England and came to Australia in 1948. Since arriving in Tasmania he has assisted in the development of artist-in-residency projects, summer schools, guest lecture tours, apprenticeships and research developments.
Les is regarded as one of Australia's leading ceramic artists; his work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all Australian State galleries and many international collections, including the British and Danish Royal collections.
The exhibition was supported by the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania, the University of Tasmania through the Office of the Vice Chancellor, and Object's National Exhibitions Strategy funded by the Australia Council.
Les Blakebrough, photo Lynda Warner
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Les Blakebrough: Ceramics Exhibition
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Les Blakebrough, photo Lynda Warner
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Les Blakebrough: Cermaics Exhibition
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Les Blakebrough: Ceramics opening
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Les Blakebrough: Ceramics opening
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LES BLAKEBROUGH: CERAMICS
Les Blakebrough: Biography
www.craftaustralia.org.au, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Current whereabouts: Home > Living Treasures > Les Blakebrough > Biography
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2005: Les Blakebrough
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Les Blakebrough: Biography
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Interview with Les Blakebrough
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Les Blakebrough's website
In a career spanning five decades, Les Blakebrough has become one of Australia's most acclaimed and influential ceramic artist.
His body of work has ranged from earthy functional wares to more recent, delicate forms. The ethereal beauty of these later works emphasises the translucency and fragility of the Southern Ice Porcelain he trademarked and spent more than five years developing.
His passionate research and development of the techniques and materials of ceramics have led him on journeys of discovery from studying with master potters in Japan in the 1960s to working with leading manufacturers of industrial ceramics in Scandinavia in the 1990s.
Blakebrough has made an extraordinary contribution to visual art, craft and design in Australia as a practitioner, teacher, mentor and visionary advocate.
He has been Director of Sturt Pottery and the Sturt Workshops, a founding member of the Crafts Board of the Australia Council, Head of Ceramics at the Tasmanian School of Art and a Principle Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania.
He has been awarded numerous awards and commissions and his works are held in all major public collections in Australia and in many others around the world.
Les Blakebrough AM, SOLD ...
sabbiagallery.com, 17 Nov 2011 [cached]
Les Blakebrough AM, SOLD Fortescue Bay Kelp Bowl # 3, 2010, Southern Ice Porcelain, H 20 x D 34cm
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Australia's most celebrated and collected ceramic artist Les Blakebrough presents Blakebrough @80/5 Decades With a career that spans over 5 decades in ceramics Les Blakebrough has contributed enormously to the depth and strength of Australian ceramics. A pioneer of material, he developed and established Southern Ice Porcelain which is recognised worldwide as one of the most pure and translucent porcelain, and has been a Principal Research Fellow of the Ceramic Research Unit at the University of Tasmania since 1996.
Awarded the inaugural Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft 5 years ago which featured a touring exhibition of new work as well as publication, 2010 sees Les at his most vibrant, creating a strong new body of work to mark his 80th year. He continues to use the Southern Ice porcelain that he developed and is still enamoured with its tactile smooth nature. He exploits its luminosity, which becomes apparent when he deep carves the surface of his forms to play with the way light travels through the piece.
An exhibition that celebrates an extraordinary career and man.
Les Blakebrough AM
Sabbia Gallery 12O Glenmore Road Paddington NSW 2021 Sydney Australia T +61 2 9361 6448 / Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm Saturday 11am - 4pm
Liz Williamson: Living Treasure 2008
www.craftaustralia.org.au, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
2005: Les Blakebrough
Bett Gallery Hobart - Les Blakebrough
www.bettgallery.com.au, 6 April 2014 [cached]
LES BLAKEBROUGH | Les' page & CV | Les Blakebrough | click here
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LES BLAKEBROUGH | Les' page & CV | Les Blakebrough | click here
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Les Blakebrough
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Les Blakebrough : Ceramics
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Les Blakebrough : Ceramics by Jonathan Holmes coincides with the exhibition.
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