About dhirrawong ceramics
My name is Emma Walke and I am Bundjalung woman and potter from the North Coast of NSW. Thanks for stoping by!
I love ceramics, it gives me a lot of joy. I hope you enjoy looking around.
I predominantly make functional ware with the odd foray into sculpture and wall hangings.
I generally use stoneware clays, white and also a blended clay that is darker has fires with shiny specks.
I am inspired by this beautiful country, the land, river and sea where I love and my culture. I try, where I can to use our language for each design. Sometimes I am inspired by my past, where I have lived, like the Batik range, from a dress my mother wore when I was a child and we lived in Indonesia.
If you are interested in any of my work, there is a link above on the right to the shop.
Have a great day!
E D U C A T I O N
2001 Diploma Arts – Ceramics, Box Hill TAFE, Victoria
M E M B E R S H I P S
The Australian Ceramics Association – Current
E X H I B I T I O N S
2018 – Saturday Mornings – Group Exhibition, Chalk Still Life and Pottery, NRCG, Ballina
2017 Birriimba – Embrace – Yarrawarra Regional Indigenous Gallery
9 Regional Aboriginal Women Coming together for works discussing place.
2013 - Tiddas - Northern Rivers Community Gallery – Ballina-
A group exhibition of three Aboriginal women on Bundjalung Country, (2 painters one potter)
Annually from 2012 - 2017 Annual NAIDOC exhibitions Northern Rivers Community Gallery - Ballina
W O R K S H O P S H E L D
2016 – North Coast TAFE – Childcare Workers – Working with clay with kids
2016 – Pinch Pots - making workshops in response to an installation by Emma Walke, regarding the river, the land and how we connect ourselves to country.
2015 – Design a pendant -workshops thinking about culture and the natural environment
2013 – Mark Making using clay, stamps, and nature- Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina
2012 – NAIDOC Storytelling and Clay Making, with Elder Nancy Walke and Emma Walke, Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2011 – Children’s breakfast bowl workshop – decorate wheel thrown greenware (Young people – up to 10 years old)