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Tania Rollond Nature, geometry and ceramics

May 15, 2015

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Tania Rollond was born 1973, Esperance, Western Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Design at Curtin University before discovering her passion for working with clay.

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She moved to Sydney to study Ceramics at the National Art School from 1997 to 2000, and then established her studio in the Southern Highlands of NSW, where she has been living and making work for solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas for the last decade. In 2011, Tania completed her Master of Fine Art (by Research) in Drawing at UNSW.

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In addition to her studio practice, she has been teaching since 2001. Her experience includes the University of NSW, TAFE and Sturt Craft Centre. She is currently a part-time Lecturer in Ceramics at the National Art School, Sydney, where she has worked since 2004

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Lovely to see her slip trailed vases and bowls, pictured here in their pre and post glazed stages.

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Considering the line and form is obviously a large part of Tania’s work.

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Nature plays another fundamental role.

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Fascinating to see how Tania’s drawings and paintings reflect her finished ceramics. Some forms (below) even appear to be midway between the drawing and painted stages of completion. Wonderful sense of line and movement.

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Elements of repeat pattern, nature and geometry are reiterated in different ways on a variety of shapes and ceramic forms.

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Beautiful work…. any thoughts readers ? Which piece would you like to own and why ?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2015 10:09 am

    Wow, these really are lovely!

  2. May 15, 2015 5:30 pm

    Beautiful work. I really like the blue color. Interesting how some lines are colored in, some not. My heart started to desire that vase 4th photo up from the bottom, right side, with the larger black circles–I just noticed there are 2 photos of it. I really like the shape of it. (but then I saw the fern leaf pattern and wanted that too.) (last photo).

    • May 16, 2015 7:24 am

      Thanks Joy, I think some of the natural ferns and seed head patterns appealed to my senses, but then there’s something for everyone in there.. it’s too hard to choose just one !

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