David Pottinger
born Australia 1965
Nerikomi vessels 2012 (detail)
(1) 33.0 x 15.4 x 11.8 cm; (2) 16.2 x 21.5 x 18.9 cm; (3) 28.3 x 8.9 x 8.1 cm; (4) 25 6 x 8.7 cm diameter;
(5) 18.9 x 17.3 x 15.2 cm; (6) 15.5 x 21.0 x 20.3 cm
Collection of the artist, Melbourne
© David Pottinger

David Pottinge

David Pottinger’s vessels express the elemental nature of porcelain – malleable, tough, practical, lyrical and, as he describes it, a medium which operates at the intersection of craft, nature and art. He has been experimenting with the challenges and beauty of clay since coming into contact with it at the Dalby Arts Centre, Queensland, in the 1980s, where he completed an Associate Diploma in Ceramics. Pottinger later moved to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at RMIT, followed by a research Masters in 2004.

From the 1990s onwards his work has been shown in many group exhibitions, including Porcelain, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2012, as well as in the solo shows Time Lines, 2012, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 2012, and Studio Porcelain 2012 at Beaver Galleries, Canberra. In 2008 and 2011 Pottinger was represented in Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, Saatchi Gallery, London. His work is represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria, and the NGV. Pottinger is represented by Beaver Galleries, Canberra, and The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.