Originally trained at Sydney College of the Arts as a printmaker, Chrystie has been somewhat obsessed with clay for the last 13 years, reveling in the medium and its endless possibilities.

All works are made in a studio between high cliffs and the sea where verdant flora and fauna are a daily inspiration and functional and decorative ceramic pieces fit seamlessly into a slower, more considered pace of life.

Finalist – Little Things Art Prize 2018

In creating this varied collection of works I channelled my love of the Australian landscape, focussing on my time spent bushwalking in Tasmania.

From clouds in a stormy sky and the ensuing downpour, to dozing in the warming rays of the sun, one is forced to pay attention to the elements in a way that enlivens the spirit and the chatter of the modern world falls away.

Inspired by the curl of lichen and the colour of moss, the texture of granite and the shiver of a cold wind, these vessels are my translation of the reverence felt for these ancient and wild places.

My aim is to capture a part of this feeling in solid form, to possess the energy and hold it still, to relive and remind oneself of the harsh beauty of our landscape. A foolhardy quest perhaps, but a worthy one nevertheless.

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HALCYON | Clifford How with Chrystie Longworth
Curated & presented by Amber Creswell Bell
@ Saint Cloche
37 Macdonald Street, Paddington NSW
Exhibition runs: 3-14 July 2019
Opening reception: Wednesday 3 July
Gallery hours: Wed to Sat, 10 – 5, Sun 11– 4.
Contact: amber@ambercreswell.com/ 0414 747 761