News 2019



29th May

Very excited to be selected in the http/ - International online exhibition -Created by Tom Stollar to provide an outlet for artists when physical exhibitions have become more difficult -Juried by Bruce Dehnert - artist, writer and Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley school of Craft US


entries close late August

I am on the judging panel of Little things are prize this year along with Andrew Christofides, Jude Rae and Janet DeBoos

go to their website at to see how to enter.





In association with Art Month......

I am in a group show of 8 of ceramic and textiles artists at Sabbia Gallery called:

The Space Within

opening on Wednesday 4th March 2020

go to the gallery site for other details

My Gallery -

has moved to a fantastic new space

609 Elizabeth Street,



PO Box 3398

Redfern NSW Australia


Phone: 61 2 93616448

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read Merran Esson's article in Art Monthly October 2019

Christopher Allen also reviewed "An Idea Needing to be Made:  Contemporary Ceramics"

in The Weekend Australian Review in September 2019


Read John McDonald's review in the Sydney Morning Herald 24th August

 Spectrum- Visual Arts review of: An Idea Needing to be made:  Contemporary Ceramics

at Heide MOMA 


August 2019 - Finalist in the Clunes Ceramic award


27th July - 20th October 2019

I am very excited  to be part of this big ceramic show

Heide Museum of Modern Art:

An Idea needing to be made: Contemporary Ceramics

- curated by Glenn Barkley and Lesley Harding

"This exhibition is centred predominantly around the idea of the vessel form and its continued use and reinvention by contemporary artists working in clay.

It is foregrounded historically by the work of Australian artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, whose interest in and interrogation of the vessel and the still life tradition ushered in a new way of thinking for ceramicists about function, display and purpose.

Most of the artists in the exhibition deal with one or more of the enquiries and ideas explored by Pigott: how can a vessel function as something to be used but also about use; in what ways can an artwork be understood as a collection or suite of objects; and why is the past an eternal present in ceramic practice?

The exhibition features the work of artists from Australia and overseas including:   Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (Aust) Alison Briton (UK), Kathy Butterly (US) Kate Malone (UK) King Houndekpinkou (France) Laurie Steer(NZ) Kirsten Coehlo (SA) Simone Fraser (NSW) Nicholette Johnson (Qld) Pippin Drysdale (WA)  Ernabella Arts (SA) "


Sydney Grammar Residency Feb - April 

This culminated in an exhibition where the school acquired two pieces for their collection and the art department also acquired two pieces for their collection.


The Journal of Australian Ceramics

I was on the cover of the Volume 57 Number 3 and also a review of my solo show Iconoplastic 

pp 38/39 -by Richard Morecroft.




  *    JULY: 
        thank you Greg Daly, the 2018 Biennal North Queensland ceramic Award, Perc Tucker 
         Regional Gallery and the North Queensland Potters Association.

*     June: my solo show - Iconoplastic- opened at  

*     September : Invited to exhibit at Sydney Contemporary with Sabbia Gallery

*     October:  Induction into the International Academy of Ceramics in Taiwan

*     April:  Invited Master at Clay Gulgong International ceramics festival. 

*     March "Something Blue"  Ceramic Masters show at



September 2017

I was accepted into the International Academy of Ceramics

This years shows:

Ceramic Revisions II - May Space May Space 409b George Street, Waterloo

28 November-23rd December

Identity - Skepsi @ Monsalvat  August 5-11  Director and curator Anna Maas 0416085002

50 Vessels at Nambour- curated by Jackie Gasson  August 4- 25







Bathurst Regional Art Gallery has an exhibition on currently till 26th March 2017 called:

"A Prize Collection" Studio ceramics from the Carillon City Festival and Bathurst Art Prizes 1972-1998.

I have work in their collection and on exhibition - see the online catalogue:

From Mansfield Ceramics:

I have been asked to be one of the masters participating in the 10th  International Ceramics Festival held in Gulgong NSW Australia 2018.


Barcelona 2016

My work has been acquired for the permanent collection of the  Argentona Ceramics Museum Catalonia, Spain 2016

My work, along with other works from: Ceramic Perspectives -Contemporary artists from Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Slovenia, held in conjunction with the International Academy of Ceramics Congress September/October 2016, will be in a 12 month exhibition at the Museu del Cantir Argentona. The work will then go into the permanent collection of the Museum.


BARCELONA Sept - Oct  2016 San Pau

Ceramic Perspectives -Contemporary artists from Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Slovenia 


The exhibition was held at Sant Pau Art Noveau site - a UNESCO world heritage site with over 20,000 visitors seeing it and the show over the exhibition period.


2016 "Skepsi @ Monsalvat"  curated by Anna Maas September 3 - 18



Ceramic Masters Exhibition : Abundance - The Australian Landscape in Ceramics

Sabbia Gallery 18TH May- 18TH June 2016

120 Glenmore Road Paddington Sydney NSW

Phone: +61 2 93616448

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Workshops in 2016:  (for more information on these please go to my contact page and send me an email )

Coffs Harbour TAFE NSW July

National Art School winter school NSW July

Ceramic Study Group Sydney NSW August

Potober workshop WA Sept/Oct



The Sabbia Salute Xmas show went very well with a number of works sold - with work going to a client from the States.



Turn Turn Turn 

The studio ceramics tradition at the National Art School.

5th June - 8th August 2015

National Art School Gallery cnr of Burton and Forbes Sts Darlinghurst Sydney Australia 


This exhibition celebrates many of the key styles and movements that evolved over 60 years in the studios of the internationally renowned ceramics course .

Curated by Glenn Barkley, the exhibition features over 140 alumni and teaching staff over that time.

For a full list of programs and events held in conjunction with the exhibition visit: 



The Bendigo Regional Art Gallery acquired a work for their collection from the exhibition "Interplay" at Skepsi@Malvern, curated by Anna Maas 2015


INTERPLAY - aesthetic charm, material challenge

Skepsi@Malvern April 25 - May 10

Opening Sunday 26th April 2-4pm by Professor Emeritus Barbara Van Ernst AM

Location: Malvern Artists' Society Gallery  1297 High Malvern Melbourne Victoria

Hours: Tues - Sunday 11.00am - 5.30pm


This month (April 2015) Manly Art Gallery and Museum, purchased a work for their ceramic collection from Sabbia Gallery's "Autograph" show. This is the second Simone Fraser work  in their collection.



AUTOGRAPH - Sabbia Gallery, 120 Glenmore Road, Paddington, NSW 2021

contemporary australian ceramics - 11th March - 4 April 2015

sabbia is pleased to present a group showing of some of Australia's most dominant and influential ceramic artists in gallery two exhibition space. Each artist has been invited to present a new single work for exhibition which is highly identifiable as their own through style, form, glaze, surface or technique. the exhibition will present the diversity and strength of contemporary ceramics within Australia.





16th December 2014 - 17 January 2015

A collection of new works from Sabbia gallery's stable of glass and ceramic artists.

120 Glenmore Road Paddington Sydney NSW





120 Glenmore Road Paddington, Sydney NSW 2021 Australia

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open Tues-Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 4pm



See Artist Profile #27 pp 112-14 Article on "Articulation: aspects creating form. Ceramics by Simone Fraser " essay by Merran Esson (view PDF here) 


One of 29 selected ceramic artists to show in

 The Course of Objects; a fine line of inquiry curated by Susan Ostling

at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 2nd May - 8th June 2014

The catalogue for the show, as well as being available at the exhibition,is now available in the published  issue of 53/1  of the The Journal of Australian Ceramics. There is also a DVD, available now  from the Australian Ceramics Association website,  made by the renowned cinematographer Carolyn Constantine on the show  - and in conversation with Susan Ostling, Toni Warburton and Simone Fraser at the exhibition and in their studios .