New publication: The Journal of Australian Ceramics

60 years special edition.
Focus: Function and Art

New publication: Tanversalidades en ceramica contemporanea

Museo de Cántir, Argentona, Spain

Finalist - Byron Arts Magazine Prize

Exhibition: 'Clay Dynasty' at Sydney Powerhouse Museum

Sfat-Em (Mother Tongue) was the first of my works to be acquired for a permanent collection of a public museum in Australia in 2006. Now on exhibition along with some 400 significant ceramic artworks in the collection of the powerhouse Museum.
11 October 2021 - 29 January 2023

BAM - An interview by Nadine Abensur

Byron Arts Magazine - Issue 20

Art Paris

Avital Sheffer at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 8-12 September 2021

A new acquisition

2 works were purchased through Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London to be on permanent exhibition on Silver Sea luxury cruise ship.

London Original Print Fair

Represented by Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 1-31 May 2020

New publication: La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, Issue 236 January 2021

Avital Sheffer D'un Contimemt A Un Autre

New Publication: White Paper by: Avital Sheffer, de cerámica, vidrio y caligrafía

2020 Ceramic Congress - Presenter

27 - 29 November 2020

New Publication: La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre - Object Fétiche: Le vase arménien d'Avital Sheffer

The article tells the story of a historical Armenian vessel I inherited and how it influenced my life and art.
Download PDF from this website (474 kb)

A new collection: Silver Moon

A collection of 12 works was purchased through Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London to be on permanent exhibition on Silver Moon luxury cruise ship.

New representing gallery: Nissarana Galleries

Address: 5 Hastings street, Noosa Heads, QLD 4567

Avital Sheffer at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

25 May - 30 June 2020

Gippsland Art Gallery

Art Aid Gippsland 15 Feb - 15 march 2020
Gippsland Bushfire Appeal exhibition and auction

Byron Arts Magazine Bushfire Charity Art Auction

February 2020

Panel presenter and exhibitor at the Australian Ceramics Triennale

Shannon Garson, Tania Rollond, Fleuer Schell, Honor Freeman and myself present a panel discussion: Authentically Mid-Career at The 15th Australian Triennale, Hobart, Tasmania.
Our exhibition: Share My Table is presented as well at the venue.

Selected Artist for the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019

The 10th Gueonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019 Korea will be celebrated September 27 till November 24 2019
GICB 2019 Korea - event website

Masterclass Series

Master Class presenter: Hand building a large vessel - A three part Masterclass series produced by The Australian Ceramics Association, released September 2018 and June 2019

New representing gallery in Melbourne, Australia

Artvisory Gallery is now representing Avital Sheffer

New publication

Intersection Art and Life, by Kevin Wallace.
Publisher: Beatrice Wood Centre for the Arts.

New Representing gallery in the UK

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London and New York, is now representing Avital Sheffer.

An Exhibition review - The Canberra Times

A review of Wanderlust, my solo exhibition at Beaver Galleries published at the Canberra Times 17 Aug 2017.
The review by Kerry-Anne Cousins can be read in Publications section.

Selected by the Australian Ceramics Association to deliver an online course

The 3 part video tutorial will be released in 2018.

New magazine article

The Journal of Australian Ceramics volume 56 #2 2017
Cross Cultural Intersections by Jane Denison

Selected Finalist - Muswellbrook Art Prize

New publication: Subversive Ceramics by Claudia Clare

Bloomsbury publication

"This is a book that has been needed for a very long time. It examines the intriguing histories of how clay has been used as a medium for dissent, as a commentary on political life and to critique ideas of domesticity. It argues that ceramics' access to the everyday, and its use of a material that is little regarded, allows it to rewrite narratives around power. Claudia Clare's book is a corrective: passionate, lucid, funny, beautifully illustrated and frequently surprising."

- Edmund de Waal.

Awarded - Australia Council Grant: Arts Residency In Barcelona

The Skills and Arts Development grant awarded by the Australia Council for the Arts facilitates a three months residency in the Barcelona studio commencing in April 2016.

New representing gallery in the US

Tansey Contemporary Gallery - Santa Fe NM, is now representing Avital Sheffer in the United States.

New Public Acquisition

Bendigo Art Gallery acquired my work Patera V for the permanent collection.

New representing gallery in the UK

Stephanie Hoppen Gallery - London, is now representing Avital Sheffer in the United Kingdom.

An Exhibition Review - The Canberra Times

A review of Edge of Memory, my solo exhibition al Beaver gallery was published in the Canberra Times, 5 April 2014. The review, by Peter Haynes, can be read in Publications.

New Public Acquisition

Grafton Regional Gallery acquired Askos II for their permanent collection.


Juried by Paul Andrew Wandless, Lark Crafts publication 2013.

My works Shefah VI & Sharkiyah IV feature on pages 47 & 373.

A review, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum

17 March 2012, Open Gallery - Life of Form by Lynne Dwyer

Invited to participate in "ceramics now international exhibition"

Bucharest, Romania -

Selected finalist - gold coast international ceramic award

Selected finalist - The Wilson Visual Art Award

Winner "Byron Arts Classic" 2012.

First prize for sculpture For the work Tamati I

Selected for Stanthorpe Art Festival competition

Midbaar II was selected for the competition. See website -

New publication: The Pot Book by Edmund De Waal with Claudia Clare (Phaidon Books)

The Pot Book is the first publication to document the extraordinary range and variety of ceramic vessels of all periods. Each entry is sequenced in alphabetical order by the name of the artist/potter, the school, or style, creating a grand tour through the very finest examples of the artform.

My work Tumulus IV features on page 247.

Selected for the 60th Blake Touring Exhibition

See exhibition itinerary below.

New publication: The Blake Book - Art Religious and Spirituality in Australia, by Rosemary Crumlin

Featuring my work Omphalus V

Selected Finalist - The 60th Blake Prize

Selected Finalist - Manning Art Prize

New Public acquisition: Grafton Regional Gallery

Temimah IV was acquired by Grafton Regional Gallery from the exhibition Fairytales in Fairyland.

Collection - Atelier d'Art de France, Paris

Inannah VI 2010 was selected for the permanent collection of the Atelier d'Art de France, Paris

New representing gallery in the UK

Beaux Arts Bath is now representing Avital Sheffer in the United Kingdom

New representing gallery in Asia

Gaffer Gallery is now representing Avital Sheffer in Hong-Kong and Asia

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