Bandicoot Pottery

Handmade Cobargo NSW

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Leaf That Fell Series
Leaf That Fell Series
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Gabrielle Powell
Gabrielle Powell
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Small bowls sgraffito decoration
Small bowls sgraffito decoration
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Gabrielle Powell

Handbuilidng, ceramics and decorating  are my loves. Mid 1980s I completed BA Visual Art and wanted to establish my studio.

 

Daniel and I established Bandicoot Pottery on the outskirts of Cobargo in 1990. We worked together in partnership for many years - Daniel throwing pots and I was the decorator. 

In 2005 I have moved away from ceramics with enthusiasm into textiles and basketry, inspired to make baskets professionally. For me, basketry is a therapeutic un-wind from my busy work life as a community welfare worker. I enjoy experimenting and developing my skills along the way.

I like the challenge of making baskets out of unconventional materials such as tubing, cabling, plastic and wire. Recycling materials that would normally be discarded and transforming them into new products. Recycling is important to me as it helps conserve important raw materials for the future. I enjoy making useful strong baskets that will last a life time. 

In 2019 I started making pots and decorating again. Unfortunately our studio was lost in the 2019 NYE Bushfires in Cobargo and then closely followed by the Covid-19. Currently I am making ceramics, teaching children's and adult's classes and investigating new ways to promote and sell my work.​

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