Gold Coast ceramist Larissa Warren has her own unique approach to clay. With a passion for traditional Japanese neriage (pattern) techniques, Larissa creates some engaging surfaces by combining translucent porcelain, colour and mixed textured clay.
Larissa designs and creates distinctive original artwork from her home studio, located in her renovated fisherman’s hut at Runaway Bay. Having graduated from Griffith University in 2000 with a degree in Fine Art and another in Secondary Art Education, Larissa has spent 17 years teaching art, photography and ceramics.
She exhibits work frequently in art awards and several group shows around Australia and will be exhibiting with Left Bank Gallery in June and December.
This month Larissa is a finalist in the Clunes Ceramic Award. Previous adventures include: finalist in the Moreton Bay Art prize, the Rotary Art prize and People’s Choice winner in last year’s Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award. In June, L.A based Ann330 Gallery presented Larissa’s work in America’s largest design Fair: Dwell on Design.
- One of the great surprises of porcelain is that it appears so precious, yet it is remarkably strong. This series of work explores the possibilities and limitations of porcelain when combined with heavy grogged stoneware clays, slipcast within 3mm walls in order to exploit the medium’s translucency. My desire is to unlock the beauty of contrast; creating a complexity from simplicity, by encouraging closer examination of the deposits of colour and texture and how they perform in different light.