Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft
Keane Ceramics is proud to be a sponsor of this magnificent 120 page monograph which pays tribute to one of Australia's most prominent and influential ceramic artists.
Inspired by his childhood home in the Coorong, as well as his current home in the Adelaide Hills, Jeffery Mincham's work has had a resounding impact on the contemporary studio ceramic movement in Australia.
Mincham undertook 5 years of formal training under such luminaries as Milton Moon and Les Blakebrough, and first exhibited in 1976. In 2009 he was instated with the title of 'Living Treasure' through Craft Australia, and in 2011 was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Mincham's work has a recognizable landscape quality which is inspired mainly from his view from his studio, the weather patturns, seasons and farming lands nearby. He is mostly known for his hand built clay bodies and multi-fired glazes that paint a literal or abstracted sense of landscape across or around the form. He sometimes employs deep textural marks that hint at the landscape they are inspired by, and his palette meanders from deep copper greens, rusty reds and soft creams, with contrasting pockets of black.