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Have you heard of “China Clay Gallery” located in Clovelly Sydney

November 24, 2013

You may recall a previous post about the gallery when it opened however it’s now almost a year on and it’s time for a christmas reminder and a little insight into the  owner of China clay.

China clay is located in Clovelly Sydney and its shelves are stocked with ceramics by Australian artists. It’s a great space with a very personal feel. Started by Cath Fogarty in 2013 China Clay is going from strenght to strength in such a short time.  Cath is the driving force behind China clay and divides her time between teaching her own classes at Claypool, making her own range HERE and the huge task of running the gallery.


Cath Fogarty works in porcelain using a combination of hand building and slip casting techniques.  Her range of tableware is imbued with a sense of beauty, ceremony and imperfection, just right for the simple daily ritual of sharing food and company.  The organic forms, patterned with unfolding plant life, are inspired by the art and objects of ancient cultures, especially the remnants of domestic objects that have been worn with use and weathered by time.


Cath studied ceramics at City Art Institute which is now the College of Fine Arts (COFA). On graduating in 1989, she was awarded the inaugural Telstra Graduating Student Award and subsequently lived and worked in Siena, Italy for 18 months where, she had her first solo exhibition.

Upcoming exhibition at China Clay with John Tuckwell

New Works in Porcelain
Opening Saturday 30 November 4-6pm
Chinaclay is delighted to be hosting Bellingen artist John Tuckwell’s first solo exhibition in Sydney ever! Called New Works in Porcelain,  the exhibition will be a perfect opportunity for anyone who has admired the occasional piece at Chinaclay to really focus on the beauty and skill of his painterly style with porcelain. John’s technique is to create wafer thin slabs of coloured porcelain which are delicately constructed into various forms, sometimes familiar forms such as bottles or bowls and sometimes reminiscent of landscapes.


John Tuckwell with clay on his hands


Artist Dr. Julie Bartholomew will officially open the exhibition  so please join Cath in welcoming John Tuckwell and his work to Chinaclay and Clovelly.

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