Open Studio: Josephine Townsend
Josephine is a ceramic artist working out of her home studio in Canberra. She makes functional work, sculptural items and jewellery. She is inspired by the way that forms, shapes and patterns repeat infinitely and evolve in nature. Tree roots branch out in the same way that rivulets run, flames flicker and branches divide. Her forms are all made to be touched, with surfaces colours and curves that invite exploration.
One component of her work is printing photographs on her work, she has done tiled bathroom installations as well as printing images on her functional ware. She uses a combination of lithography, decals, mono prints, glazes and underglazes to layer colour, texture and imagery in her work.
On the day, Josephine will do a demonstration of printing on clay, and / or wheel throwing.
Works for sale will include:
- Jewellery – earrings, brooches, necklaces and cufflinks
- Tableware – cups, mugs, bowls, plates, platters, jugs, teapots, etc
- Garden – handmade pots, birdbaths, stools and statues
- Handmade tiles – printed with images from my garden.