I am Georgina Burley. I am trained as an Industrial Designer, but pottery has stolen my heart. For as long as my memory goes back I have made things. Now professionally, I call myself a designer-maker.
It is my aim to let people see and feel what I feel while making ceramics. It’s a process full of creativity, skilfulness and touch, materials, patience and prayer to God that the kiln be kind.
My practice is about far more than just the finished object. The development of skill and knowledge as a craftswoman is the key to my freedom. I find joy in the feeling of clay passing through my hands, find satisfaction in trimming smooth ribbons of clay off the base of a vessel, and find thrill in opening the kiln to unveil my unique beauties. The dork in me finds stimulation from experimenting with glazes and different properties of clay. And my mind finds its creative climax by cultivating clay into considered, balanced, beautiful form.
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I love surrounding myself with creative people as well as teaching the next generation of artisanal minds and hands. A community connected by the growth and shared passion for design and craft is the place you’ll find me.
raku WORKSHOP: september 2017. Videography, jenni Mazaraki
Location: Annette Nobes Studio, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, Australia
Claydreamers Pottery Studio
My mind is always designing. I have been producing my own pottery under the gentle guidance of Linda De Toma, accomplished potter and studio owner of Claydreamers.
I work at the studio teaching three of the children's pottery classes each week. Feel free to contact Claydreamers if you're interested in taking pottery lessons. https://claydreamers.com.au/