Past Event


Presented by pépite


Thu 18 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 19 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 20 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 21 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mon 22 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 23 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 24 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 25 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 26 May 11:00am - 5:00pm


Free, no booking required


Le Space, 1 Mater St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Low sensory / relaxed Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Presented by pépite, Tiled showcases the work of 6 Australia-based ceramicists who have been commissioned to create custom ceramic tiles that are an extension of their artwork – or ceramic artwork in the form of tiles. This exhibition seeks to introduce the work of Australia-based contemporary ceramic artists into our interiors and homes in a more permanent way.

Taking it further than the usual decorative or functional ceramic objects, Tiled shows the versatility of contemporary ceramic artists and how to make their work an integral part of the home so it can be enjoyed for generations to come. The commissioned artists will challenge the classic and expected format or function of a tile – expect to see a fresh, exciting take on ceramic tiles.

Through this exhibition, pépite demonstrates the possibilities in commissioning local artists and designers to help create bespoke and artful interiors with personality and depth.


Lucile Sciallano (La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick)

La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick is a Melbourne based ceramic studio created by artist Lucile in 2014. Lucile was born in the south of France and now works from her garden shed in Melbourne.

Slip cast techniques are used to create functional and sculptural bowls, cups and teapots that begin with a prototype used to make a mould to cast the iterations of each shape. Using pigments to colour the porcelain, Lucile applies patterns by hand to make each piece unique.

Alison Frith

Alison Frith is a studio ceramicist, who lives and works in Melbourne.

Frith’s work is predominantly wheel thrown, often comprising of multiple pieces to create one composite form. Her work explores both functional and sculptural objects.

Completing a Diploma of Ceramics in 2015, Frith was the recipient of the Trudie Alfred Bequest and winner of Craft Victoria’s Fresh! Sofitel Emerging Craft Practitioner’s Award. She has also been a finalist in the McClelland Gallery Mary & Lou Senini Award, the biennial North Queensland Ceramic Award, the Victorian Craft Award, the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award and The Design Files Award.

Angela Hayes

Angela Hayes creates ceramic sculptures from her inner-city studio in Melbourne. She studied a BA Fine Arts, Ceramics and later completed a BA and MA Landscape Architecture. Both practices have developed a distinct style of ceramic slab work that responds to her urban environment. Angela has received numerous awards for her designs and has exhibited in China, interstate and in Melbourne.

Simone Karras

Simone Karras is a Melbourne-based ceramicist whose practice explores form and texture within a minimalist aesthetic. Her work consistently features rich textures, strong silhouettes and attractive curves that contrast with sharper angles.

Simone is particularly attracted to handbuilding techniques in her work such as coiling for its tactile and organic process, allowing her to take on a fluid approach when creating.

Dawn Vachon

Dawn Vachon studied visual arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, receiving her BFA in 2008. Since relocating to Melbourne, she has made a lot of ceramic pots and has exhibited a handful of ceramic things that aren’t pots. Dawn can often be found throwing, handbuilding and concocting glazes at her home-studio in Coburg.

Joseph Turrin

Jospeh Turrin is an artist, based in Sydney, NSW, Australia. His work traverses interest in both the history of ceramics and nature. Turrin’s approach to making is playful in manner, with coil-building the predominant technique used. His work is inspired by colours and textures of plants, animals and landscapes. The form and surface of each piece is a site for experimentation of both texture, colour and functionality. Some works reference the utilitarian shapes found throughout the long history of ceramics whilst others remain functionally ambiguous. Turrin was awarded the Royal Doulton & UNSW Art & Design Award.(2016)

Sharon Alpren

Sharon Alpren is a Melbourne based ceramic artist working out of her home studio in the Macedon Ranges. Sharon took up ceramics 15 years ago after relocating to Australia from her native UK where she had a background in Textiles.Working with a mix of wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, Sharon’s work strikes a balance between creating both functional and sculptural pieces for the home, resulting in resilient everyday pieces without compromising on aesthetic. Sharon is particularly interested in glazes and texture and is constantly experimenting with creating her own glaze recipes.

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