My current work has developed with primary colours derived from glaze stains added to a
high gloss transparent glaze, fired to 1260°c in an electric kiln. The glaze is
usually applied by spraying the interior, the exterior a tin white matt glaze,
making a striking contrast.
Celadon Glazes and Porcelain
Celadon glazes are derived from an ancient Chinese formula, the best of which can only be reproduced through skilful management of the firing process. It is the specialized reduction atmosphere that converts the iron to produce a variety of beautiful celadon colours ranging from a subtle white, ice-blue through to the stunning warmth and depth of the more commonly known jade green, depending on the amount of iron present in the glaze. The results are often unique to an individual potter's kiln.
When combined with the sheer translucent qualities of porcelain, the purest and whitest of the traditional kaolin or porcelain bodies, light passes through the walls, further enhancing the subtle hues and depths of the blues and greens.
Bucchero is a distinctively Etruscan product that emerged around the 7th century BC in Southern Etruria (central Italy). It is a ceramic made from fine volcanic clay, mostly wheel-turned and polished, then smoke-fumed in a reduction atmoshere to permeate the black colour through the clay body. When polished and fired, the Etruscan black-fired bucchero has the appearance of metalware and some recovered examples show that they were covered with a very thin layer of gold or silver leaf with the intention of replicating metal vessels.
My first encounter with Etruscan artistry and the specialist techniques of bucchero firing was in Italy in 1999. It provides a beautiful and appealing contrast to the high-fired, pure white of the Limoges porcelain and celadon glazes that make up the complement of my work.
Work generally available from:
Online at: www.victorgreenaway.com then follow link: sales
Skepsi Gallery, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
Makers Mark Galleries, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA and SYDNEY, New South Wales
Ceramic Art Gallery, PADDINGTON, Sydney, New South Wales
Object Gallery Store, THE ROCKS, Sydney, New South Wales
Raglan Gallery, MANLY, New South Wales
Cudgegong Gallery, GULGONG, New South Wales
Beaver Galleries, CANBERRA, Australian Capital Territory
Stafford Studios of Fine Art, COTTESLOE, Perth, Western Australia
Framed Gallery, DARWIN, Northern Territory
5 O.P.T. Fine Art Gallery, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Terra Keramiek, DELFT, The Netherlands
Loes & Reinier, DEVENTER, The Netherlands
Studio d'Arte, Il Castello Vecchio, VICENO (TR) Italy
Each year, represented at SOFA, CHICAGO by Raglan Gallery
Each year, represented at COLLECT, Victoria & Albert Museum, LONDON by Raglan Street Gallery
BOOK RELEASE: Victor Greenaway ceramics: 1965 - 2005. Published by The Beagle Press, Sydney.
"The Beagle Press is proud to announce the release of their latest publication, Victor Greenaway: Ceramics 1965 - 2005. Victor Greenaway is one of Australia's most respected figures in the ceramic art world and this book encompasses the past 40 years of the artists' work, revealing the strengths, diversity and refinement that he seeks. It comprises 140 pages including 110 colour plates, biographical notes and bibliography, with an introduction by Tim Jacobs (Chief Executive of the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne) and foreword by Janet Mansfield (eminent ceramic artist and publisher/editor of the journals, Ceramics: Art and Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL)."
Since the release in July 2005 of the monograph on his work, Victor Greenaway has made himself available for and undertaken workshops, presentations and book signings around the world
Electric and gas-fired porcelain to 1260°c
Bucchero - in a saggar, smoked, once-fired terracotta to 750°c
Victor Greenaway is an internationally renowned Ceramic Artist represented widely in public
and private collections both within Australia and overseas.
In recognition of the continuing high standards employed in the studio training program at his studio, Broomhill Pottery, he received Australia Council Traineeship Grants over many years.
He has earned a reputation for fine craftsmanship and innovative ceramic design, receiving many awards including a Winston Churchill Fellowship (1974) and an Arts Victoria award (1998), under the "International Export & Touring Program," to take an exhibition of work to Italy in 1999. In 1999 he was also awarded a Fellowship from the International Specialised Skills (ISS) Institute to assist in setting up an international school of ceramics in Umbria, Italy.
More recently, in recognition of a long and impressive career and a continuing creative energy, he was awarded the prestigious Australia Council Fellowship for 2001 - 2002. He was admitted to the 52nd International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art at Il Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy and accepted a position at Atelier Cirkel in Belgium, for a 3-4 month period in 2002, followed by several exhibitions in the Netherlands.
In 2004, he completed an artist-in-residence programme at the Sturt Craft Centre in Mittagong, culminating in an exhibition of wood-fired work produced as part of the residency.
2005 sees the 4th consecutive year for the Greenaway company called La Cultura d'Italia P/L www.discoveringitaly.com . In conjunction with his partner, Judith, he accompanies small, specialist groups to Italy with a focus on the development of Italian ceramics from the Etruscans to the Renaissance. Part of the group activities include maiolica decorating classes with Marino Moretti in Umbria.
Greenaway continues in the development of finely executed thrown and altered forms in transclucent porcelain, as well as producing a range of complementary forms using the ancient Etruscan black-fired technique of bucchero.
Professional Development Highlights
1967 - Diploma of Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1971-1973 - Manager of the late Ian Sprague's Mungeribar Pottery
1974 - Churchill Fellow: study tour of training methods for the artist/potter in Japan, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
1974 - 1992 - Established and ran Broomhill Pottery at Upper Beaconsfield
1993 - 1998 - Co-ordinated the Ceramic Workshop at the Victorian Meat Market Craft Centre
1994 - Established new painting and ceramic studios at Nungurner, Gippsland Lakes.
2005 - Gold Coast Award (acquisition)
2004 - LaTrobe Ceramic Award, Castelmaine Regional Gallery
2003 - Townsville City Council Award
2001-2002 - Australia Council Fellowship
1999 - ISS (International Specialised Skills) Fellowship
1999 - Arts Victoria award under the "International Export & Touring Program"
Other awards include the Made in Australia Design Award, 1967; Shell Company Acquisition, 1972; Churchill Fellowship, 1974; Mayfair Award 1976; Potters' Cottage Ceramic Award 1979; Fletcher Brownbuilt Award of Merit (NZ) 1980; BP Australia Award 1980; Stuart Devlin Award 1981 & 1983
2005 - O.P.T.5, Hong Kong
2005 - Newcastle Region Gallery, Australia
2005 - Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2005 - Object Gallery & Store, Sydney, Australia
2005 - Lakes Gallery, Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
2004 - Stafford Studios, Perth, W.A., Australia
2004 - O.P.T.5, Hong Kong
2004 - Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2004 - Makers Mark Galleries, Melbourne & Sydney
2003 - COLLECT, London, UK, January 2003, 2004. Represented by Raglan Gallery
2003 - SOFA, Chicago, USA, November 2003, 2004. Represented by Raglan Gallery
2003 - Framed Galleries, Darwin, NT
2003 - Makers Mark Galleries, Melbourne & Sydney
2002 - Terra Keramiek,Delft Netherlands
2002 - Stafford Studios, Perth, W.A.
2002 - Makers Mark Galleries, Melbourne & Sydney
2001 - Object Craft Centre Sydney
2001 - Selected for the 52nd Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte Contemporanea-Faenza
2000 - SOFA, Chicago, USA, November 2000, 2002. Represented by Artefact International; 2000 - Makers Mark Galleries, Melbourne & Sydney
2000 - Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2000 - Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT, Australia
1999 - Museo della Ceramica, Palazzo Brugiotti, Commune di Viterbo, Italy
1999 - Munich Craft Fair
1999 - Craft Australia, Osaka, Japan
1976 - International Ceramics Award, Faenza, Italy
1972 - International Exhibition of Ceramics;
1972 - Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1972 - Crafts Board of Australia Council, exhibitions in South America, Japan, Washington Embassy. Others include Australia Craft, London and Hong Kong;
1981 - Craft Expo, Sydney and Melbourne;
1994 - Craft Australia, Indonesian exhibition;
2004 - "Bowled and Beautiful" Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney; Celebrating the Master, Skepsi
2002 - Art and Design Glen Eira City Council; "Fire on" Stafford Studios
1996 - Tachikichi Corporation, Japan
1993 - Australian Exhibition, World Crafts' Council, Iran
1992 - Australian Design Academy, South-East Asia Touring Exhibition
1992 - "Tableware for the Eighties," Potters' Society of Australia
1988 - "Ceramics '88," University of New South Wales
1987 - "Fire and Earth," Manly Gallery, Sydney; Tachikichi Corporation, Tokyo and Kyoto;
1987 - Guest Artist, Art Centre, Perth
1985 - "Form and Function," Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne
More than 60 "one-man shows" have been held over the period from 1968-2002.
Victor Greenaway Ceramics 1965-2005, The Beagle Press, 2005
Porcelain and Bone China, Sasha Wardell 2004
Contemporary Studio Porcelain ,Peter Lane 2004
500 Bowls Lark Ceramic Books 2003
500 Teapots Lark Ceramic books 2002
Appearance and Reality: A Visual Handbook for Artists, Designers, and Makers, Stephen Hogbin. Cambium Press, CT USA, 2000.
Encyclopaedia of Potter's Marks, Geoff Ford. Salt Glaze Press, 1998.
Encyclopaedia of Art, Alan McCulloch (revised and updated by Susan McCulloch). The Herbert Press, 1994.
A Collector's Guide to Modern Australian Ceramics, Janet Mansfield. Craftsman House, 1988.
Ceramic Form, Peter Lane. Collins, 1988.
Craft in Australia, Allan Moultt. Reed, 1984.
Ceramics of the 20th Century, Tamara Pre'aud, Serge Gauthier. Rizzoli, New York, 1982.
The Potters Art, Janet Mansfield. Cassell Australia, 1981.
Modern Australian Sculpture (Multi Media with Clay), Ron Rowe. Rigby, 1977.
Nine Artist Potters, Alison Littlemore, Kraig Carlstrom. Jack Pollard, 1973.
The Artist Craftsman in Australia (Aspects of Sensitivity), Fay Bottrell. Jack Pollard Pty. Ltd., 1972.
In addition to the above, Greenaway's work is frequently illustrated and described in Journals such as Craft Australia, Pottery in Australia, Craft Arts, Ceramics Art and Perception, newspaper reports and exhibition reviews.
Some specific references are listed below:
Craft Australia Yearbook 1984
Craft Australia Vol. 1/2 1971:3; Vol 4/2 1975:11; Vol 5/1 1975:21; Vol 1977/2:24; Vol 1980/1:40-41; Vol 1984/Winter:104; Vol 1985/Spring:27-30.
Pottery in Australia Vol 10/2:46; 11/2 1972:56; Vol 14/1 1975; Vol 15/2 1976:67; Vol 16/1 1977, front cover and 21-25; Vol 18/10 1979:28; Vol 19/2 1980:58; Vol 21/1 1982, front cover, review :40; Vol23 1984:34; Vol 24/2 1985, "Eat, Drink and be Merry", cat:5; Vol 24/3 1985, review:52. Vol 26/2:31; Vol 27/1:33 27/2:43; 27/4:49; Vol28/4:34; Vol 29/3:54-7; Vol32/4:49-50; Vol34/3:38-40; Vol 34/3:42; Vol 34/4:46-7; Vol35/3:29.
Craft Arts International July/Sept., 1990:67-69; Issue 48:110-112; Issue 49:98-99
Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 1, 1990:65-66; Issue 6, 1991:77-79
Australian Ceramics and Pottery Vol 2/1:6-9
"Mungeribar Pottery/Broomhill Pottery, 1962-1992"
Pottery in Australia, Vol34, No.3, Spring, 1995:38-40
"An Australian Connection: Leach Four Times Removed", presented at the Fifth National Ceramic Conference, Sydney, 1989. Reprinted in Pottery in Australia, Vol. 29, No.3, Spring, 1990:54-57.
"Design in Ceramics", presented at Melbourne Ceramics National Conference, Melbourne University. May, 1985.
"Workshop Training", presented at Sydney Ceramics National Conference, Seymour Centre. May, 1981.
"Business Know-How for Craft People", McMillan Rural Studies Seminar, Sale. August, 1978. Greenaway, V.
"Workshop Training - The Dual Role", Craft Australia, 1985:76