This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Mel Robson. During her multifaceted career she has approached the ceramic field from both the functional domestic object and the large-scale multimedia installation. She says of her work, "My ceramics practice explores ideas surrounding place and identity, and more recently, the ways in which we can develop a sense of place and belonging through observation and documentation of the natural world around us."
In the interview we talk about relocating to the central desert community of Alice Springs, her use of handwriting as an aesthetic tool, and the role museums play in helping us remember, or forget, our collective past. To see examples of her work please visit Mel Robson Ceramics on Instagram.
Mel Robsons's most recent project Touch blends community action and artistic collaboration. The project seeks to break down the wall between maker and audience by incorporating thousands of collaborative pinch pots made by community members in the Alice Spring area.