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

Exhibitions 2016

LA Art Show 2016

Represented by Tansey Contemporary

Exhibition dates: 27-31 January 2016

La Femina

Grafton Regional Gallery

La Femina celebrates the diversity and strength of women in the visual arts

Exhibition dates: 3 February - 13 March 2016

Terra Entera

Solo Exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery

Exhibition dates: 20 February - 16 March 2016

Address: 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst Sydney 2010

Tel: +61 (2) 9331 6692


Mir Zehnen Do ("We Are Here")

An exhibition to be held at the Glen Eira Art Gallery

The exhibition is timed to coincide with Yom Hashoa, which is the day of remembrance of the Holocaust, and is conceived as a way of honouring the survivors of the Holocaust.

Exhibition dates: 5 - 29 May 2016

Melbourne Art Fair

Represented by Mossgreen Gallery

Exhibition dates: 18 - 21 August 2016

Address: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton VIC

Exhibitions 2015

Intimate Distance

Solo Exhibition At Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London UK

Exhibition dates: 29 September - 24 October 2015

Address: 17 Walton Street SW3 2HX Knightsbridge, London UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7589 3678


Lines of Descent

Solo Exhibition at Anthea Polson Art

Exhibition dates: 29 November - 2 December 2015

Address: Shops 18-20 Mariners Cove Seaworld Drive Main Beach QLD 4217

Tel: +61 (0) 7 5561 1166


Collectors Choice

Group Exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery

Exhibition dates: 4 - 25 October 2015

Address: 6 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth QLD 4217

Tel: +61 (0) 7 5446 0422


Unconventional Conformity

3 Contemporary Ceramic Approaches to the Vessel Form - Three-person Exhibition at Tansey Gallery, Santa Fe NM USA

Exhibition dates: 5 - 30 June 2015

Address: 619 Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM 87501

Tel: 505-996-8513


Sofa Chicago - Represented By Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Exhibition dates: November 2015

Well Read

Group exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

Exhibition dates: 27 June - 22 July 2015

Address: 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst Sydney 2010

Tel: +61 (2) 9331 6692


Vipoo's Choice - Contemporary Australian Ceramics, Beaver Galleries, Canberra

Exhibition dates: 9-28 July 2015

An exhibition of artists whose country of birth was not Australia but now spend their lives working and living in Australia. To coincide with the Australian Ceramics Triennial.

Exhibitions 2014

The Object Divine

Group exhibition at Lauraine Diggings Gallery, Melbourne

Exhibition dates: 15 November to 13 December 2014

Address: 5 Malakoff Street North Caulfield VIC 3161

Tel: (+61 3) 9509 9855


Quiet Conversations

Group exhibition of exceptional Australian Ceramics at Skepsi @ Montsalvat

Exhibition dates: 16-30 August 2014

Address: Montsalvat, The Barn Gallery

7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham Victoria

Tel: 0416 085 002


Terra Oculta

Solo exhibition at Stephanie Hoppen Gallery

Exhibition dates: 8 May - 12 June, 2014

Address: 17 Walton Street, SW3 2HX Knightsbridge, London UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7589 3678


Beneath My Feet

Solo exhibition at Lasting Impressions Gallery

Exhibition dates: 13 - 27 April, 2014

Address: 6 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth QLD

Tel: +61 7 54460422


Edge of Memory

Solo exhibition at Beaver Galleries

Exhibition dates: 27 March - 15 April, 2014

Address: 81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: +61 2 6282 5294



Solo exhibition at Grafton Regional Gallery

Exhibition dates: 11 February - 23 March, 2014

Address: 158 Fitzroy St Grafton NSW

Tel: 02 6642 3177


Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics

Mossgreen Gallery

A tribute to Janet Mansfield OAM (1934-2013)

The exhibition celebrates the calibre and diversity of ceramics as an important art form in Australia and be dedicated to the memory of Janet Mansfield OAM and her lifetime support for the field of ceramics in Australia and throughout the world.

Exhibition dates: 1 - 22 February, 2014

Address: 926-930 High Street, Armadale VIC 3143

Tel: +61 3 9508 8888


Exhibitions 2013


Solo exhibition at Anthea Polson Art.

Exhibition dates: March 23 to April 6

Address: Shops 18-20 Mariners Cove Seaworld Drive Main Beach QLD 4217

Tel: +61 (0) 7 5561 1166


Exhibitions 2012

Ceramics Now Exhibition

International exhibition of Ceramics Now Magazine

Exhibition dates: 8-27 November 2012

Address: Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania


Enduring Forms - Adelaide

Group exhibition in conjunction with the 2012 Australian Ceramics Triennale. Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide.

Exhibition dates: 27 September to 4 November 2012


Solo exhibition at Gadfly Gallery, Perth

Exhibition dates: 8-24 June 2012

Address: 131B Waratah Avenue Dalkeith WA 6009

Tel: +61 (0) 8 9386 8369


Life of Form

Solo exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery

Exhibition dates: 3-28 March 2012

Address: 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010

Tel: +61 2 9331 6692



Exhibitions 2011

The Touring Blake


QUT Art Museum, Queensland - 28 October 2011 – 23

December 2011

Delmar Gallery, NSW - 28 January to 28 February 2012

Burrinja Gallery, Burrinja Art Centre, VIC - 3 March to 30 April 2012

The Schoolhou

Avital Sheffer