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WILLI MICHALSKI

Willi Michalski in studio
Willi Michalski in studio

  • Ceramics
  • Established


Willi Michalski creates stoneware fired, one-off studio pieces. Special emphasis is given to the firing techniques and glaze finishes. Willi has researched gas reduction firing and glaze-on-glaze decoration over the past thirty years with resounding success. He has developed outstanding examples of traditional glazes as such as chun, celadon and copper reds, he also uses lustres in decoration techniques.

Willi has an understanding for the plastic nature of clay and often employs sculptural forms in his works.

The studio is situated at Church Point on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Willi makes one-off studio pieces, his style is recognisable, particularly by his closed vessel forms and generous large platters.

Willi has taught part-time classes for the past thirty years and runs workshops specialising in wheel throwing and sculpturing techniques.

Willi Michalski's career as a potter has been highlighted by many exhibitions, including one-man solo shows. His works are represented in public collections in Australia, including regional galleries as well as in private collections here and abroad.
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* Manly Regional Gallery – Artist in Paradise Group show - 2009
* Kerrie Lowe Gallery – Fluid Connections Group show - 2009
* Purple Noon Gallery - Trilogy - 2008
* Marianne Newman Gallery – Force of Fire - 2006
* ITV Gallery – group show - 2006
* Sydney Teapot Show – Inner City Clayworkers - 1989, 1995, 1998, 2000-2002, 2004-2008
* Tizzana Winery - Artburst in the Vineyard - 2002, 2003, 2005-2007
* PLC Croydon Art Centre Exhibition - group exhibition - 2002, 2004, 2005
* Armidale Regional Gallery - 2002
* ‘The Millennium Platter’ - Ceramics Art Exhibition - 2001
* ‘The Generous Vessel’ - Potters Society, Customs House - 2000
* ‘Creative Australia’ - Craft Australia at Osaka, Japan - 1999
* Mura Ceramics Gallery - 1999
* Anita Ellis Gallery – Two man show with Terri Butterworth - 1998
* Anita Ellis Gallery, Avalon – Group Exhibition - 1998
* The Gold Coast Ceramics Award - 1997
* Gleneaon Craft Show - Rodolf Steiner School - 1996-2001
* ‘Venedig’ - Beaver Gallery, Canberra - 1994
* Craft Council of Northern Territory, Acquisition Award - 1993
* ‘The Ceramic Object’ Manly Regional Gallery/Museum - 1992
* Willi Michalski and Salvatore Zofrea collaboration and show - 1992

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