Pippin Drysdale produces series of ceramics based on her
experiences abroad and extensive travel and research in outback Australia.
This work is from a series she developed after a period of research in
Pakistan. Its surface decoration of multicoloured and multiple-fired glazes
derives from her earlier ceramics depicting the colour and landforms of
Australia's north-west. Drysdale's innovative glazes are realised with
particular brilliance in this work, giving it a richness and intensity
of surface that suggests the shifting colour of Pakistan's mountain landscapes
and the vivid, layered and wrapped silk garments typical of this region.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010