This exhibition “Into the Woods” invites you to enter another world of whimsical places and the Creatures who inhabit them. Spanning Sculptures, Art and Functional Ceramics.
343 Burnside Road
- Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
- Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
- Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
- Tue 12 SeptClosed
- Wed 13 SeptClosed
- Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
- Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
- Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
- Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
- Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
- Tue 19 SeptClosed
- Wed 20 SeptClosed
- Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
- Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
- Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
- Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm
Jolene is located in the 'Tractor Shed' a short walk downhill from the carpark and other studios.
- Parking suitable for cars
- Parking suitable for buses
- Family friendly (suitable for children)
As a Ceramic Artist, Jolene’s work is explorative, diverse and playful. Using natural and wild clay slips, underglaze and glazes in a variety of ways, many interesting collections emerge from season to season.
By exploring the role of Ceramics as both functional and artistic, she is finding exciting opportunities to extend and elaborate many of her ideas into collections which span various forms.
Inspired primarily by nature, Jolene’s work over the last year has evolved into sculpting 3 dimensional forms with a strong sense of the whimsical and wild.
Drawing from years immersed in the joy of children’s literature, a host of creatures have emerged, to delight and surprise in their ability to tell a story or capture a beautiful moment.
This debut showing of her exhibition, “Into the Woods” invites you to enter another world, perhaps a little slower, and with a small nudge to a childhood fascination of beautiful Woodlands and the Creatures who inhabit them.
Coming from over a decade of working as a building designer, the urge to incorporate both functionality and a beautiful aesthetic also continues. A large body of Jolene’s work remains functional, with the idea that beautiful, textural pieces can enhance everyday moments, and be inspired by the larger format art works she makes, both wall mounted and sculptural.
Much of Jolene's work uses the sgraffito method, though she is often testing boundaries of what is possible with this technique, and enjoys teaching the method to students year round.
Jolene is excited to share a small range of framed artwork from the same collection which won her the ‘Margaret River Art Prize’ in 2022, A stunning assembly of sculptures ranging from small fantastical characters to larger beasts, and a wide selection of her popular Ceramic Wares.
Collections include elegant Serving Bowls, Carved Platters, Vases, Small dishes, and an extensive range of decorative cups and mugs.
Usually Trading as 'River Ceramics' a comprehensive overview of Jolene's work and process videos can best be seen on Instagram.