Fiona Wallace Ceramics is a small craft pottery in Tasmania's north west. Overshadowed by Mount Roland and with views to the Western Tiers, it is a place of peace and creativity.
I work in porcelain, stoneware and locally dug terracotta, experimenting with slip, sgraffito, layered glazes and ash glazes from local trees and other plant life.
A trip to Japan to work and learn in a pottery outside Nagoya in 2013 confirmed my love of simple thrown shapes. Although I admire and collect a great deal of decorated work I believe that the initial form created on the wheel is the most important thing, and decoration - while detailed - should accentuate the pot but not overshadow it.
I took up pottery (for the first time since my schooldays) in 2003. Within a week I was, in the words of Lucie Rie, lost to the wheel. Throwing took me a week to learn but will take a lifetime to explore in its many variations. I am grateful to the following potters/ceramic artists for their advice, teaching and encouragement:
Do you provide international delivery?
Ceramics take careful packing and may require insurance. At present I work on a piece-by-piece basis for overseas sales. Please contact me to discuss costs.
How do I return an item?
Because of the risk of damage in transit, items are non-returnable.
How do I track my order?
I use Australia Post unless there is a preference for another courier. Tracked postage can be arranged.
Will you gift wrap?
Gift wrapping, boxes, cards etc can all be arranged.
What are your delivery options?
All Australia Post options, within the limitation that 1. I am posting from a small rural post office, and 2. I work full time so may take up to 4 days to post an item. If it is urgent then contact me directly and I will expedite things as best I can.