Oh Hey Grace at the NGV Design Store - 2016 / by Grace Brown

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Installation and display of Oh Hey Grace ceramics at the NGV design store! The collection features bowls, cups, large and small vases and small salt dishes. All of the pieces have been hand built and painted with reference to various pieces in the NGV's permanant collection. Featuring fresh bursts of colours against fresh creamy white raku and 3D hand built features creating a textural feel for the user. 

Inspired by a range of items within the permanent collection; from ancient stone relics and Egyptian hieroglyphics, to postmodern furniture and the decorative arts of the 1980’s, specifically Ettore Sottsass’ ‘Carlton Room Divider’, and Frank O’Gehry’s 1972 ‘Wiggle Side Chair’. The collection palette of fresh glossy white raku clay with pastel blues, pinks and a pop of navy blue are influenced by Pat Brassington’s soft tones in his digital print ‘Voicing’ and Bradd Westmoreland’s ‘Blue circle and square’ painting. The designs are bold and energetic, paying homage to the Bauhaus and Memphis design movements through strong geometry, contrasting curved and rigid lines as well as an emphasis on wild pattern and texture.

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