Dr Julie Bartholomew
Dr Julie Bartholomew is an artist and educator in ceramics, formally Head Ceramics at the Australian National University and University of South Australia. Through her art practice, Julie explores contemporary issues including consumer culture and currently environmentalism.
Julie was awarded a Doctorate of Visual Arts (Sculpture) and has been the recipient of numerous awards including four Australia Council for the Arts Grants, the Tokyo Studio Residency, Australia-China Council Red Gate Residency in Beijing and the Asialink Taiwan Residency. Julie was the winner of the International Gold Coast Ceramics Award in 2006. Her work is held in significant public collections including The National Gallery of Australia, The National Museum of Australia, Shepparton Art Museum, Wollongong City Gallery, Manly Art Gallery and Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan. Julie is represented by Sabbia Gallery, Sydney and Beaver Gallery, Canberra.
Sin-ying Ho, associate professor
Department of Art – Studio Art/Art History
Queens College, CUNY
Sin-Ying Ho was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Canada, and currently resides in New York City. Ho is an associate professor at Queens College, City University of New York teaching ceramics art. She holds an MFA from Louisiana State University in 2001.
Ho has taught and run workshops, lectures and exhibitions all across Canada, as well as from Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard University to Hong Kong and Jingdezhen – over 1000 years old city of porcelain in China. She has exhibited in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, India, France, Germany and Romania. She was nominated for a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. The series of “Eden” was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her pieces are in the permanent collections of the Hood Museum of Art in New Hampshire USA, Fidelity Investments in Boston, USA, Icheon World Ceramic Centre in Korea, Glenbow Museum in Canada, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, and Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong. Her work Music serves as the cover image of Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice, edited by Ruth Chambers, Amy Gogarty & Mireille Perron (Ronsdale Press 2007).
Vinod Daroz is a ceramicist based in Baroda, India. Hailing from a family of traditional jewellers, Vinod was exposed to an aesthetic of adornment, intricacy and refinement very early on. As a student of sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, he began his explorations in ceramics and eventually chose it as his primary medium of expression.
He has been interested in elements from temple architecture that reflect an aesthetic steeped in symbolism and decorative elements. He creates floral patterns and phallic forms as symbolic interpretations of male and female energies. In certain contexts of classical Indian art, decoration and pattern-making have historically been associated with evoking the Sringara rasa- an expansive classification that relates to expressions of beauty, love (spiritual and romantic) and erotica. The notion of desire in relation to an ideal of universal oneness that embraces both male and female energies, the Mandala like pattern becoming the symbolic container for this vision, is inspired by Indian mythology.
Dipalee Daroz Dipalee Daroz works out of her Delhi studio practicing and researching within the ceramic medium. Amongst her large group show repertoire, she had been part of shows such as ‘Breaking ground’ 1st Indian ceramics Triennale, Jaipur, ‘Mutable’ held at the Primal Museum of art in Mumbai, ‘Luminous’ and ‘Transition / Tradition’ at Gallery Nvya (Delhi), Digging Time at Gallery Art Positive, Delhi. She has also had several solo shows at Alliance Francaise, Art Alive Gallery and Gallery Nvya, as well as Pundole Art gallery. Dipalee is the recipient of national scholarship, junior fellowship from ministry of culture (HRD) and crafts museum grant to study traditional Indian Black pottery of Azamgarh. She received the Charles Wallace award to study in U. K. in 2002. Dipalee has been artist in resident at Jingdezhen, China in 2008 and participated at the International ceramic symposium at Siwan in 2018. In 2020, she participated in the first Arthshila ceramic symposium at Siwan, Bihar, and conducted a workshop in ceramic department of Kala Bhavan Shantiniketan.
Kristine Michael trained in ceramic design with Dashrath Patel at The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and subsequently with Alan Caiger Smith at Aldermaston Pottery, UK. Her formative creative years in Auroville and at The Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry with Ray Meeker and Deborah Smith formed a strong base in wood firing and stoneware glazes.
She has received many awards, among them the Sanskriti Award, Charles Wallace award, Nehru Fellowship and Junior Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture. Her work is a part of important collections at Bradford Museum, Cartwright Hall UK, Seoul Ceramic Foundation at Icheon Korea, The Clay Studio Philadelphia and Essl Museum Austria. She has written articles widely on ceramics both historical and contemporary, as well as on ceramic artists, in publications like Treasures of the Albert Hall Museum Jaipur, Devi Prasad, PR Daroz catalogue for Art Alive, Handicrafts of Gujarat, Jaipur Blue Pottery and was guest editor of the Marg Jan 2018 on Indian Ceramics History and Practice.
She has participated in many international Exhibitions and lectures on Indian ceramics. She researched and curated The Art of Kripal Singh Shekhawat for DAG Modern which opened at the Indian Ceramics Triennale in Jaipur in 2018 and is currently at Museum of Legacies, Jaipur. She is based in New Delhi and is works as Curriculum Leader of Visual and Performing Arts at The British School New Delhi.
Adil Writer has a Master’s degree in Urban Design from the University of Houston, Texas and has practiced as an architect in San Francisco and Bombay before reaching Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry for a “short term course” in ceramics. Clay took over and since 2000 he is a partner at Mandala Pottery in Auroville where he strikes a fine balance between making functional tableware and his own studio ceramic work.
Writer is also a prolific curator and is a member of Art Axis, USA and the Geneva-based International Academy of Ceramics.