Published Texts

Merran Esson Review/article in Art Monthly: Collective thinking "An Idea needing to be Made" at Heide Museum of Modern Art Melbourne

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Christopher Allen, The Australian Weekend Review, Visual Arts: Sound Vessels, "An Idea Needing to be made: Contemporary Ceramics" Heide Museum of Modern Art Melbourne


John MCDonalds review of "An idea needing to be made: Contemporary Ceramics  at Heide Museum of Modern Art Melbourne

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A PRIZE COLLECTION: Studio ceramics
from the carillon City Festival and Bathurst
Art Prizes 1972 - 1998




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Turn, Turn, Turn: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School

Craig Judd, review

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Artist Profile: Articulation: aspects creating form. Ceramics by Simone Fraser

Essay by Merran Esson. Artist Profile #27

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Studio Pottery - Simone Fraser

Garth Clark Chief Editor of CFile and the Creative Director of CFile Foundation.


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Review: Vessel as Metaphor. Drill Hall Gallery

Peter Haynes. Craft Arts International No.88, 2013

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Vessel as Metaphor. Drill Hall Gallery

Kerry-Anne Cousins. The Canberra Times Review 8th May 2013

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PROFILE: Timelines - An exhibition by Simone Fraser

This article appeared in the current “New Ceramics – the European ceramics magazine” issue 2/2012

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Timelines - Simone Fraser - A review by Brett Ballard

This article appeared in the current "Ceramic Art and Perception Issue 85 2011"

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Simone Fraser - Timelines - Sabbia Gallery 2011

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read John McDonalds review (Spectrum SMH 19/5/11)



Simone Fraser's Vessel Forms

by Alan Peascod 2005

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The Vessel in Context

Profile by Nola Anderson.

Published in Craft Arts International #71 (October 2007).

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Robert Reason
curator of “Ceramics in the Australian & New Zealand Context”

“The surface is rich, but not too much; it is beautifully integrated with the form and reinforces the full elasticity of the shape”


Peter Haynes The Canberra Times

“The work succeeds because all elements work towards this particular mood without resorting to the short cut method of mimicking historical models. There is sufficient personal interpretation in surface finish, form and decoration to create a tension between contemporary expression and historical motif that gives the work a distinctive energy.”
“The work is refreshing because it excites us to curiosity, about the surface, the shape, and, most importantly, about the artists motivation. That is the strength of it all the readily observed clues that the artists are saying something which goes beyond formal construction and function……the original wheel thrown shape is manipulated by hand to create vessels that seem to have survived a few centuries of wear and tear to emerge triumphant but a little wiser for the experience.”



Nola Anderson Pottery in Australia and The Canberra Times

“…..Simone Fraser also works in the “archaeo-style” but she used the vessel forms typical of the Mediterranian. She used vivid, saturated colours that one associates with gouache media. In spite of her “archaeo-tendencies”, Fraser likes her work to maintain a contemporary feel”


Michael Bogel. The Sydney Morning Herald and Pottery in Australia

“Cultured Ceramics. Creating elegant vessels which combine the classic and modern. Simone Fraser is a ceramicist for todays society. For Simone Fraser “ceramics mean changing peoples opinion about what clay is about; it is a medium like any other medium”. Her art is both ancient and modern; individual and personal decorative art appropriate to todays society.”



Penny Holme. Contemporary decorating ACP

“The classical vessel form is timeless. And it is this ethereal quallity which Simone Fraser pursues……If one looks for long enough into the surface of one of Frasers works it is almost akin to a fossil or an encrusted marine rock”