Phil Elson, Waiting for Jim – Alexanderplatz, Berlin, installation H32 x W110 x D45cm, 2012.JPG

Occasionally in the late autumn after the evening thunderstorm clouds have dispersed, an extraordinarily beautiful mellow light descends upon the hilltops around Castlemaine. It is there for just a few moments and then gone. Richard Batterham, English potter, speaks of patience. 'The main work is not to make the pots, but to allow them to come, to allow them to grow, allow them to be alive… like the light.

Born Sydney Australia. Initial training, Broomhill Pottery, Upper Beaconsfield Victoria, 1983-84, Victor Greenaway; Booralie Pottery, Terrey Hills, Sydney NSW, 1985-86, Richard Brooks. Awards and exhibitions include: 2008, Studio Residency Australia Council Studio-Barcelona; 2011, Exhibition Porcelain Bowls Charlottsville USA (Warm Springs Gallery) to accompany Joseph Holsten exhibition; Castlemaine Gallery, Solo Exhibition, ‘Along the Horizon Barcelona to the Basque’; Jam Factory Adelaide, Solo Exhibition, ‘From Barcelona to the Basque’; Delicate Touch Exhibition, Narek Galleries NSW; Clunes Ceramic Award and Acquisition by Castlemaine Gallery of Installation ‘In the Shadow of Gehry’s Golden Fish’. 2012, Group exhibitions include: ‘Inspiration to Observation’, SmartArtz South Melbourne, curated by Hotham Street Contemporary; Selected exhibitor ‘Engaging Form’ Skepsi at Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria. Collections include: State and Regional Galleries throughout Australia, International Art Galleries and private collections. Commissions include: Porcelain Installation, Crown Melbourne.

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