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Neil lives and works in Reedy Marsh Tasmania, where he has worked with clay and fire for over thirty years. Initially producing gas-fired tableware, Neil now fires wood burning kilns for the making of both sculptural and functional objects. 

Between 1996 and 2001 Neil convened the Claydown Tasmania Summer School programs at his Reedy Marsh Pottery and in 2001 was awarded a MFAD from the University of Tasmania.

In 2011 Neil convened the international Woodfire Tasmania event centered in Deloraine. Since 2009 Neil’s work has been represented in the Australian Art collection at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

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Estelle’s passion for the visual form covers textiles, photography and sculpting and she has exhibited at galleries in Queensland, Victoria and the NT as well as having her work in a number of private collections.

 

She gets pleasure from the mental and tactile stimulation of working with both the raw materials and the tools used to fashion the object.  Her inspiration comes from travel, the landscape, architecture and Nature’s gifts.

 

She also gets great satisfaction from encouraging and assisting others in their creative pursuits. To this end she established the Jingili Craft Fair in the N.T., has hosted 5 day Masterclasses with Australian & International tutors and curated group exhibitions of Australian & International textile artists.


text-(1).pngMarilyn Hayes

Marilyn is a Melbourne artist and teacher. She has an eclectic collection of art credentials extending from gold and silversmithing through potting and clay sculpture, to watercolour and silk painting, creative textile art including art quilting and hand flamed glass beads in unique jewellery.

 

She is currently exhibiting her glass bead jewellery at Kirra Glass Gallery in Federation Square Melbourne, Veronica George Gallery Armidale and Cotham Gallery in Kew.