Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1943
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: ceramics, glazed porcelain
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