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Stephanie is an award winning ceramic artist. She works from a small studio in Fremantle, Western Australia creating contemporary tableware and repairing broken ceramics. She has a love of making both functional and creative pieces on the wheel. Stephanie began making ceramic pieces in a quest to create her perfect dinner set. Since starting a class at Fremantle Arts Centre in 2010 she has gone on to make ceramics for many high end restaurants both in Australia and overseas.
She also has a passion for the Japanese repair technique – Kintsugi, where the broken ceramics are fastened together using Urushi lacquer and the repair is highlighted with gold. She studied this technique in Japan with a master practitioner. Her previous career as a social and cultural anthropologist informs her interest in the stories and meanings that form part of the identity of objects. She is also a well loved teacher of ceramics at Fremantle Arts Centre and has exhibited widely all over Australia.
- Kintsugi: The Poetic Mend by Bonnie Kemske, published Bloomsbury press April 2021 (cover photograph plus work featured in book)
- Journal of Australian Ceramics: Vol 53, No 3, pg 70-73 – article on Kintsugi
- Gold Coast International Ceramics Award Catalogue, 2016
- Here and Now 2014 Catalogue, University of Western Australia
- Journal of Australian Ceramics: Vol 53, No 3 November 2014, pg 61
- West Australian Newspaper: 12/8/2014
- Journal of Australian Ceramics: Vol 53, No 2, July 2014, pg 54 and 80.
- Artlink: Issue 34-4, December 2014, Here and Now14 Review