Squat vessel c.1984, by Jeffrey Mincham

 

 

Jeffrey Mincham (b. 1950) | Squat vessel (c.1984) | raku copper fumed stoneware | Purchased 1984. 

Jeffery Mincham’s career as a leading figure in Australian ceramics, spans more than four decades. His practice is characterised by his complex relationship with the Australian landscape; particularly his childhood home in the Coorong and his current home in the Adelaide Hills.

The way that Mincham manipulates his medium is constantly evolving. His long and varied use of the capricious traditional Japanese Raku aesthetic has forged a distinct style, in which the landscape is both viewed and experienced. Minchham says that his work speaks of “harsh, dry, windswept lands, of the shimmering distance beneath brooding skies”. This is particularly resonant within his Squat vessel created in 1984.