On The Table
By Paul Dumetz
BAC/CAPO INCLUSION AWARD 2017
Arts Lounge > 1 June – 2 August 2018
Opening night | 6:00pm Friday 1 June 2018
These new works by artist Paul Dumetz explore functional ware and are the result of a three year mentorship process with established ceramic artist Maryke Henderson. Featuring striking and unique surfaces, colours and wood ash glazes, the pieces are at once utilitarian and beautiful. Paul Dumetz was the recipient of the Belconnen Arts Centre CAPO Incusion Award in 2017.
About Paul Dumetz >
Paul Dumetz is a local Canberra artist working primarily with clay. He studied at the ANU School of Art & Design and is a Workshop Assistant with the Canberra Potters Society, where he helps to run classes for children and adults.
His work reflects a keen interest in capturing the beauty, character, strength, purity, emotion and facial expressions of Australian fauna, domestic animals and mythological creatures. Dumetz participates in the Canberra Potters Society Annual Members exhibition and won the People’s Choice Award in 2010, as well as taking part in the Royal Canberra Show ceramics exhibition in 2012, for which he received a ‘Highly Commended’ designation and won the Barbara Mayo Memorial Award. He has also shown works at City Heart Disability exhibitions and Multicap exhibitions between 2009-2011, and won the Craft ACT Award in 2008.