Two ceramic forms and three earth toned glazes of sculptural decanters on granite sand and a large piece of slate, surrounded by bluestone gravel against a brown background with dappled light
O Vessel and U Vessel, ceramic sink sludge, recycled glass, slate, granite and bluestone, photography by Lillie Thompson
Photo of a ceramic ring shaped vessel with a spout pouring white wine onto slate against a brown backdrop with dappled light
O Vessel SLATE Photo by Lillie Thompson
Ring shaped ceramic decanter with a black glossy bluestone glaze in a pool of rippling red wine
O Vessel BLUESTONE Photo by Lillie Thompson
Ring shaped ceramic decanter with a brown textured glaze in front of a pile of granite sand
O vessel GRANITE Photo by Lillie Thompson
Past Event


Claire Ellis and Dom Robinson


Thu 18 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri 19 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 20 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 21 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 21 May 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Launch Dinner
Tue 23 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wed 24 May - 6:00pm
Thu 25 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri 26 May 10:00am
Sat 27 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 28 May 10:00am - 6:00pm


Free, no booking required


Brunswick Street Gallery
Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC, Australia


All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome

MOTHEROCK is an exhibition and launch of a range of innovative and sculptural wine decanters designed by Canadian-born artist Claire Ellis in collaboration with award winning Melbourne Sommelier, Dom Robinson. Each decanter is slip cast using ceramic sink sludge and glazed in a range of experimental glazes developed using only Victorian rock industry by-products, restaurant, and studio ‘waste’. Each glaze highlights the individual qualities of local slate, basalt and granite, which are each naturally very close in chemistry to ceramic glazes. Rocks are the defining commonality in both ceramics and wine and the waste produced by stone industries is an elemental wonderland.

The exhibition and launch event features two forms and three glazes. To highlight both the functional and sculptural quality of the vessels, there is an exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy as well as a restaurant launch event at Bar Romantica, Brunswick. The restaurant’s wine bottles are incorporated into the glazes, eliminating the need of any virgin raw materials.

The launch dinner at Bar Romantica is on 21 May 2023 and bookings will open 21 April whilst the exhibition at Brunswick Street Gallery is opening Friday 12 May.

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