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Artist Statement

I have been working as a potter for what seems a lifetime, and get great pleasure from it. My skills come from years spent studying and working in Japan learning fine porcelain techniques, though I make a diverse range of ceramics in stoneware earthenware raku and by pit firing. I also gain much satisfaction having people use my work for everyday life. For me, function and use is an important reason to make pots. My studio reflects my nature and the satisfaction I get from spending time there. I hope you will come and visit so that you can gain some insight into my world and the pots I make.

I work in porcelain because I love the material and the challenge it represents. I am pleased that more potters are accepting the challenge of porcelain in Australia. My training embodies both western and eastern influences, however, I put myself into the work. I work in a tranquil setting in country Victoria with mountainous surroundings that are well suited to making porcelain. I have been working over 25 years in my art and have acquired unique knowledge and experience. I believe strongly in the functional, and the enrichment ceramic art can bring.

Alistair Whyte