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Stephanie James-Manttan

James-Manttan is an Adelaide based ceramics artist who works out of her workshop in West Croydon called 6 Hands Studio.  She also has a little shop next door her studio called 3 Degrees West where she sells her ceramics and along with other South Australian makers.   


Stephanie predominately makes sculptural porcelain objects which challenge light and balance.  They evolve on the pottery wheel as cylindrical forms and whilst still wet, I alter and manipulate the surface to create entirely new objects.   The indented and squeezed rims enhance the translucency, texture and stability, while still appreciating the sensual flesh-like quality of the material.


He works is influenced by indigenous basket weaving and the natural organic nature of the material.  The indentation I impose into the porcelain changes the hard visual exterior of the forms to a soft woven-like characteristic enhanced by the rhythmic repetition of the weave.