Open Studio: Bluehouse Porcelain

Open Studio: Bluehouse Porcelain


20 – 21 May
10am – 4pm


178 Boundary Road,


Bluehouse Porcelain

Explore a contemporary ceramic art studio with Bluehouse Porcelain.

Does Digital design have a place in the tool kit of contemporary ceramic art practice, or do centuries old methods of construction still prevail when working with clay?

Bluehouse porcelain is owned and operated by Brisbane based Ceramic Artist Simon Suckling. Simon is a second-generation potter who has worked in clay for 35 years.

Bluehouse Porcelain produces tableware and narrative vessels that explore the flora and fauna immediately surrounding Simon’s home studio in Bardon. It is a place where the natural world collides with the urban environment, where native and introduced species compete for survival.

Simons practice has evolved to incorporate drawing, digital illustration, screen printing, 3d modelling and sculpture. The BAD open studio project will unpack the design development process including the use of digital technology as Simon prepares for the production of new body of work.

During the studio tour Simon will demonstrate how concept drawings move through a digital process before being formed into porcelain using tractional techniques such as wheel throwing hand building and slip casting.

NorthsideAges Over 18FamilyFreeParticipatory /Interactive