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Les Blakeborough

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Founding Member of the Crafts Boa...

Australia Council
1070 Stud Road Rowville
Melbourne , Victoria 3178

Company Description: The Australia Council is currently focused on the potential of education and the arts in Australia from the national perspective. The Council aims to see improved...   more

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Les Blakebrough: Biography, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
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2005: Les Blakebrough
Les Blakebrough: Biography
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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.
Axia Modern Art: Transmetropole, 23 Dec 2009 [cached]
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Les Blakebrough's body of work has ranged from functional ware to delicate forms of 'ethereal beauty' that are etched to 'emphasize the translucency and fragility' of Southern Ice porcelain. Blakebrough has developed and trademarked this high-temperature, translucent porcelain clay, which is now exported to America, United Kingdom, France and Germany. His work ranges from earthy functional wares to more recent, delicate forms.
Les Blakebrough is one of Australia's leading ceramic artists specialising in porcelain, industrial processes and exhibition pieces. British-born Blakebrough migrated to Australia in 1948 at the age of 18 and after serving an apprenticeship at Sturt Pottery at Mittagong, studied with a number of potters in Japan. He returned to Australia to become Director of the Sturt Workshops. Since 1996, he has been Principal Research Fellow of the Ceramic Research Unit at the University of Tasmania, which has formed a company to manufacture and market his products. Blakebrough has made an extraordinary contribution to visual art, craft and design in Australia as a practitioner, teacher, mentor and visionary advocate and in 2005 he was recipient of the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft Award from Craft Australia.
Les Blakebrough's work is housed in the collections of all Australian State and Territory galleries as well as the collections of the Australian Embassy, Peking, China; Commonwealth Collection, London; Crafts Council of Australia, Sydney; Government House, Canberra; Imperial Palace Collection, Tokyo, Japan; International Museum of Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy; National Bank of Austria, Vienna; National Museum of Applied Art, Oslo, Norway; Reserve Bank of Australia, Melbourne; Australian National University; Royal Palace Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark; Official Tasmanian Gift, HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Tasmanian artist - ceramic designer/maker - Les Blakebrough - Handmark Gallery, 12 May 2006 [cached]
Ceramic designer/maker Les Blakeborough trained in Australia and Japan, he is currently Principle Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania.His classic forms in pristine porcelain grace every major gallery in Australia and have won an international gold medal.
Liz Williamson: Living Treasure 2008, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
2005: Les Blakebrough
Bett Gallery Hobart - Les Blakebrough, 6 April 2014 [cached]
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Les Blakebrough : Ceramics
Les Blakebrough : Ceramics by Jonathan Holmes coincides with the exhibition.
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