TACA Open Studio 2019

Pop up studio at ADC

Australian Ceramics Open Studios (ACOS) is an annual nationwide weekend held event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association, more than 100 ceramics studios – including many in and around Australia’s capital cities and regional centres – open their doors to offer insight, practical demonstrations and the chance to take home a handmade piece.

Australian Design Centre will host a pop-up studio on Saturday 17 August from 10am - 4pm as part of the Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2019. We’re thrilled to have ceramicist Elisa Bartels in the gallery sharing her knowledge and discussing ceramic techniques. Come and join us to learn more about this talented artist.

What: Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2019
When: Saturday 17 August, 10am-4pm  
Where: Australian Design Centre  
Cost: Free no bookings required

More about Elisa Bartels: 
Elisa is Sydney based and her work is centred around pushing the boundaries of public perception of the capabilities of ceramics. Clay is a nuanced material that transcends the domestic environment and confidently straddles the perceived divide between art and design.

Bartels career began with a Bachelor of Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts majoring in ceramics and has developed and strengthened with ongoing studio work. She strives to inject her practice with subtlety and a whimsical strength which sees her incorporate material ranging from metal to plants. Her work is in private collections, stocked in retail stores (including Object Shop) and has been shown in group exhibitions such as Workshopped19.

Find out more about Elisa here


Explore the Open Studio Program here.

Find out more about the Australian Ceramics Community here.

What: Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2019 
When: Saturday 17 August, 10am-4pm 
Where: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Cost: Free no bookings required


Top image: Elisa Bartels, Black Fired Ceramics, 2019. Photo: Greg Piper. 

Bottom image: Elisa Bartels, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.