Friday, November 22, 2013

Bronwynne Cornish: Owl Jugs and More

'owl jugs'



'stripped owl jugs'

'black owl jugs'

'spotted owl jugs'

A well known New Zealand ceramist Bronwynne Cornish studied to be an industrial designer but later found her true passion in earthenware. She has received several awards for her work and exhibited in solo shows becoming an important figure in the recent history of New Zealand ceramics. Her work can be found in major public and private collections in New Zealand and abroad including The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, The Collection of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, The Wallace Collection, Auckland, and the Kobayashi Collection, Tokyo. 

I am intrigued by the animals head sculptures and vessels. The beautiful owl jugs are from her current series "that looks at the crossover between people and animals, placing those characteristics in fine balance and emphasising the 'wildness' that we have lost in our lives today."