Dollys Flat Studio

ABOUT STEVE

Dollys Flat Studio is the Woodfired Ceramics production and teaching space of Steve Williams. Steve is driven to create works with an Australian character by using local clays and sustainably firing with timbers from his 130 acre property.

After a good number of years in the TAFE sector, Steve now focuses on sharing his drive for ideas, design and making with interested folk through his pottery classes and workshops.

A number of open studio events are held each year where visitors can use objects, hear the making story and purchase
handmade woodfired ceramics.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Full Time Teacher | Art and Design School Riverina Institute TAFE | 1987-2002
Teacher in Charge | Art and Design School Riverina Institute TAFE | 1990-2002
Head Teacher | Art and Design School Riverina Institute TAFE | 2002-2007
Head Teacher | Art and Design School North Coast Institute TAFE | 2007 -2013
Exchange Teacher Design | Roskilde Technical School Denmark | 2005
Resident Artist | Aomori International Ceramic Festival Japan | 2002
Resident Artist | Fuping Pottery Village China | 2007
Resident Artist | Clayworks Australia Melboune | 2008
Symposium Presenter | Bright Sparks Design Wondonga Victoria | 2012
Conference Presenter | National Ceramics Triennale Adelaide | 2012
Resident Artist | Sturt Workshops Mittagong | 2013

SKILLS

• An internationally respected 3 dimensional artists with a passion for education and engaging
with community
• A passionate supporter of Aboriginal initiates
• A promoter of design as new industry for Aboriginal artists and learners
• A natural tendency to find innovation and new solutions
• An ability to create learning environments that challenge and develop the individual
• An effective collaborator with industry partners
• A speaker and presenter at national and international art and design events
• A writer of articles in national and international journals and magazines

QUALIFICATIONS

1980 | Diploma Visual Art | Riverina College of Advanced Education (CSU)
1981 | Graduate Diploma in Education (Art) | Riverina College of Advanced Education (CSU)
1990 | Graduate Diploma Ceramic Design | Caulfield Institute Melbourne

EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Manifest’ National Ceramics Triennial Hobart
2018 ‘Mid North’ Makers Gallery Brisbane
2018 “Woodfire” Kerry Lowe Gallery Sydney
2018 ‘Studio Spaces’ Manning Regional Art Gallery Taree
2017 ‘Inflamed’ Makers Gallery Brisbane
2017 ‘26 South’ National Woodfire Conference Kooroy Queensland
2015 Woodfire 2015 Kerry Lowe Gallery
2015 Chance and Intelligence: The Captivating Art of Glazed Wood Fired Ceramics Skepsi Gallery
2014 Woodfire 2014 Kerry Lowe Gallery
2014 ‘From The Book’ Ivy Hill Gallery Tarthra
2014 ‘Woodfire 2013’ Kerry Lowe Gallery Sydney
2013 ‘ The Fuping Group’ Sturt Gallery Mittagong
2012 ‘Woodfire’ – Masters of the Woodfire Art Kerry Lowe Gallery Sydney
2011 ‘Atmosfire’ Artifakt Gallery Deleraine Tasmania
2011 ‘Woodfire’ – Masters of the Woodfire Art Kerry Lowe Gallery Sydney
2011 50 Stories Australian Woodfire Survey Delaraine Tasmania
2010 ‘Fuping In Good Company 3’ Masterworks Auckland New Zealand
2009 ‘In Good Company’ Skepsi on Swanston Melbourne
2009 ‘On Step backwards two steps forward’ Maetrso Gallery Sydney
2009 ‘A New Look …Functional Ceramics’ Cudgegong Gallery Gulgong
2008 ‘Salute’ Fusions Gallery Brisbane
2008 ‘Emptying’ Skepsi on Swanston Melbourne
2007 ‘Metamorphosis and Rebirth’ Jingdezhen International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition China
2007 FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum – Australasian Fuping China
2006 Gold Coast International Ceramic Award
2006 ‘20+1’ Invitational Exhibition Beasley Gallery Northern Arizona University
2006 ‘A Spring Adventure’ Cudgegong Gallery Gulgong NSW
2006 ‘Encrusted’ Skepsi on Swanston Gallery Melbourne
2005 National Woodfire Survey Exhibition Canberra Potters Society Gallery
2004 Australian Ceramics Masters II Skepsi on Swanson Melbourne
2004 Ceramics: Regional Survey Albury Regional Art Gallery