The process of throwing has been the focus of my creative work for the past five decades. It has given life to a myriad of expression in my work over those years. My latest work can be likened to the spontaneity of making quick sketches on paper. Once the pure form is thrown and while the wheel is still turning, I apply a wooden tool in a momentary gesture which, when successful, transforms the piece into a lively, energetic expression of the moment. The ultimate piece is when the result is on the “edge” of success, retaining the vitality, energy and excitement of chance.
Born Sale, Gippsland, Victoria. Initial training, RMIT, Melbourne 1967. Apprenticed to Ian Sprague, Mungeribar, 1968-71; Studied with Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Mashiko 1974. Established Broomhill Pottery, Upper Beaconsfield, 1974 - 1992. Selected Awards: Churchill Fellowship, 1974; Mayfair Award 1976; Stuart Devlin Design Award 1981 & 1983; Australia Council Fellowship, 2001-2002; Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, Acquisition, 2006; La Trobe University Acquisitive Ceramics Award, 2006; Castlemaine Art Gallery Award, 2006; Townsville City Council Award, 2008. Public collections, Australia: the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria; New Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Regional Galleries include: Bendigo Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum; Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria. International collections: UK, U.S.A, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, Italy, Germany, New Zealand. Published monograph, Victor Greenaway Ceramics, 1965-2005, Foreword, Janet Mansfield, Introduction, Tim Jacobs, Beagle Press, Sydney, Australia, 2005. Currently continuing art practice in ceramics and painting.