TED SECOMBE

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After 35 years of working with clay, I still desire to create beauty in the objects I produce in an honest and professional manner. I believe it is a privilege to work as an Artist adding to rather than taking from the world. My Current work is moving away from the constraints of perfectionism I pursued in my earlier career. I have deconstructed some of my glazes to create surfaces that are gentler and less predictable in an attempt to be more in sync with the natural world. The quest for new and different glaze formats continues along with a desire to find forms that will accommodate these new discoveries. Engaging in the new and unknown brings enthusiasm and joy to my ceramic practice. My desire has always been to create works that speak for themselves.

Born Brisbane Australia. Initial training, self-taught, started 1979 in Toowoomba Queensland. Awards include: 3 times winner of the premier ceramics award, Caltex Warana Award Queensland in 1982, 1983, 1985; Merit award Fletcher Brownbuilt Award, 1986. Solo exhibitions include: USA, NZ, Holland, Australia and 9 solo exhibitions in Japan. Numerous invitational group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Major Corporate commissions include: 2012 & 2014, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie; 2011 Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi; Epping Plaza, Victoria; 2010 Lend Lease Gandel Group, Chadstone; 2003, 04 Crown Towers - Melbourne; 2000 Westin Plaza Hotel - Singapore. Represented in 28 major public collections, national and International including: Art Gallery Illinios, U.S.A; Artbank, Sydney, Australia; ANZ Bank, Victoria; Auckland Museum, NZ; Daiko Corporation, Japan; Fujisaki Collection, Japan; High Court of Australia; Kamins Collection of Contemporary Art, U.S.A; Queensland House, London UK. Conducted lecturers and workshops throughout Australia, articles published in national and international art magazines, appeared in numerous television presentations.

 
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