Porcelain Platter Plate | Shards by Gus Clutterbuck | Plate 2

In this stunning 'Shards' series of porcelain platters Australian artist Gus Clutterbuck encapsulates his truly cross cultural approach and viewpoint. Working from a base in Jingdezhen, China he creates these pieces drawing on the tutelage of master craftsmen in porcelain and traditional qing-hua decoration.

"I have aimed to develop my own visual language which combines traditional qing-hua (blue and white) painting technique and references to Chinese symbolism, with my own family’s personal experience of life, and the Australian landscape"
Gus Clutterbuck

The resulting series of large blue and white porcelain platters integrate ‘shards’ of both cultures. People and places from Clutterbuck’s past, including time spent in outback Australia working with Indigenous communities, are depicted alongside Chinese symbols and motifs in landscapes reflecting the grandeur and sublime of nature.

Gus Clutterbuck embraces risk and experimentation to keep his work fresh and interesting, and constantly evolving. While exhibiting nationally and internationally and winning multiple industry awards, he also has experience working in community arts and education, including with remote aboriginal communities in South Australia's APY lands and the East Kimberley region in WA.

Materials: Porcelain, under glaze cobalt decoration, clear glaze
Size: 31 x 31 x 4cm

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