26 October -19 November 2016
Medium white colourful vase with blue baubles and
loops | Earthenware, white paper clay, underglaze
decoration, white glaze inside | 16 x 14 x 14 cm
Madeleine Thornton-Smith’s work is unique, playful and modern. She originally trained as a painter and approaches ceramics in a different way to traditional artists, treating her pottery as a ceramic ‘canvas’. Based in Melbourne, Madeleine completed an Honours of Fine Art at Monash University in 2014. She also obtained a Bachelor in Arts and Visual Arts majoring in Creative Writing and Painting. In 2015 she commenced a Diploma of Ceramics at Holmesglen. She has exhibited her ceramics and painting in multiple exhibitions across Melbourne. Madeleine is inspired by colour, landscape, organic flowing forms and patterns. After spending many years working in art programs for people with disabilities, Madeleine is a strong believer in the power of art as a catalyst for growth and positive change in the community.
Large colourful loopy vase | Stoneware oxidation,
white clay, underglaze decoration | 33 x 20 x 20 cm
White bauble vase | Earthenware, white clay white
glaze and cobalt oxide | 13.5 x 11 cm | $160
Small loopy bowl | Stoneware reduction, white clay,
white glaze inside | 12 x 9 x 9 cm | $80
Madeleine Thornton-Smith ceramics and painting.
Small white two-handled vase | Stoneware reduction,
white clay, white glaze inside | 11 x 11 x 5.5 cm | $ 70