About the event
Renowned Ceramic Artist Megan Puls will be giving us an insight into her sophisticated and award winning practice. Megan creates her beautiful vessels using a combination of textures and materials to convey the natural world around her. Be inspired by Megan’s ability to develop pieces that draw on the wetlands and other local eco-systems to produce works of art. Enjoy cheese and champagne while you hear about Megan’s processes and inspirations. Whether you are an art practitioner or fan this will be a wonderful evening with a master craftswoman.
Often experimenting with proportion and scale, Megan Puls uses textural and material juxtapositions to convey transitions in the natural environment. She is inspired by dynamic ecosystems and shifting landscapes, particularly the marshy wetlands found near her home on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
She is well-known for her wheel-thrown Scarva clay pieces that are heavily pierced. Her designs are inspired by air bubbling to the surface of water and the intricate sand markings made by crabs. Puls often works with a mixture of Southern Ice Porcelain and recycled clay, using the gradation from one material to the next to imitate tidal markings. Other vessels incorporate indigo marbling, further emphasising her affinity with water. She describes the delicacy of her ceramics as an allusion to the fragility of these wetland ecosystems.
Puls is a three-time recipient of the Medalta International-Award Canada. Her work is held in collections across Australia and in Japan and Canada.
This event is part of a series of events brought to you by the Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay exhibition, curated for Artisan by Australian Ceramics Association President Shannon Garson. Megan Puls is one of the ten Queensland ceramic artists chosen for this wonderful exhibition. Stay tuned for the new listings as they are released! See Objects of Desire: Contemporary Clay on display Gallery Artisan (381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley) from 13 September to 19 November.