Simone Fraser CV


Lecturer in Ceramics at The National Art School and TAFE (tertiary and further education)  Sydney Australia



The International Academy of Ceramics

The Australian Ceramics Association



2001 Completed a Graduate Diploma, Visual Arts (majoring in ceramics) Monash University

1981 Graduated with a Diploma of Visual Arts majoring in Ceramics, Canberra School of Art Aust



2019      Touch                                                    Sydney Grammar School Sydney Aust.

2018      Iconoplastic                                        curator Anna Grigson Sabbia Gallery Syd Aus

2014     Articulation:aspects creating form:  curator -Anna Grigson Sabbia Gallery Syd Aus

2013      Contained Impressions                    curator- Karen O'Clery Narek Galleries  NSW

2011      Timelines                                             curator- Anna Grigson Sabbia Gallery Syd Aus

2009      Past and Present                               curator Karen O'Clery Narek Galleries, NSW

2007      Simone Fraser                                    curator - Karen O'Clery Narek Galleries NSW

1999     Simone Fraser                                     Fusions Gallery Brisbane QLD Australia

1998     Simone Fraser                                     curator Irene Schroeder Mura Clay Gallery Syd.

1984     Simone Fraser                                     curator - Margaret Moore Manuka Gallery, ACT



Sydney Grammar School Art collection (2019)

Christian Louboutin Art Collection France (2019)

City of Townsville Art Collection Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (2018)
Argentona Ceramics Museum ,Catalonia, Spain (2016)

National Gallery of Australia (2004)

The Bendigo Regional Gallery (2015)

Manly Art Gallery and Museum (2015)

The International Modern Pot Art Museum Yixing China (2012)

Wollongong City Gallery (2012)

Art Gallery of Western Australia (2011)

Art Gallery of South Australia (2009)

Campbelltown Regional Art Gallery NSW (2003)

Scotch College Western Australia (2013)

Australian National University ACT
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Craft Council of the ACT
North Queensland Potters Association (Aquisitive award)
Canberra Potters Society
Nikko Hotel, Darling Harbour Sydney
Art Bank Collection
Manly Art Gallery and Museum ceramic collection
Perc Tucker Art Gallery collection, QLD
Hornsby TAFE Ceramics Department Collection

Elton John Art collection London



2020  Distant Ceramics:   created by Thomas Stollar and juried by Bruce Dehnert

2020 The Space Within: curated by Kylie Johnson Sabbia Gallery Sydney

2019 An Idea Needing to be Made:  Contemporary Ceramics. Heide Museum of Modern Art Melbourne Victoria

2018 North Queensland Biennial Ceramic awards Pinnacles Gallery Townsville (won this acquisitive award)

2018 Sydney Contemporary: Carriage Works, Sabbia Gallery Sydney Australia

2018 Masters Exhibition-  Clay Gulgong International Ceramics festival, curated by Marta Donaghey , Contemporary Ceramics Centre London

2018 Something Blue - Ceramic Masters exhibition at Sabbia Gallery Sydney

2017 Ceramic Revisions II-  May Space Gallery Sydney

2017  Committed to Clay - Rex Livingston art objects, Katoomba NSW  

2017 Identity:  Contemporary Australian Ceramics Melbourne
curated by Anna Maas Skepsi@Montsalvat

2017 50 Vessels:  The Old Ambulance Gallery Nambour Qld Australia

2017 A Prize Collection: Studio Ceramics from the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Art Prizes Collection. Australia

2016 Ceramic Perspectives: contemporary artists from Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Slovenia: San Pau Barcelona curated by Fiona Fell and Maarten Renes   in conjunction with the International Academy of Ceramics congress.(Australian and New Zealand) Caternina Roma together with Joan Serra, Mia Llauder and Oriol Calvo (the exhibition as a whole)

2016 Skepsi @ Monsalvat:  curated by Anna Maas

2016 Ceramic Masters Series:  Abundance: The Australian Landscape in Ceramics Sabbia Gallery curated by Anna Grigson

2015 Salute XI: Sabbia Gallery - stable of artists group show

2015 Turn Turn Turn: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School, Curator Glenn Barkley

2015 Interplay aesthetic charm, material challenge: curator Anna Maas Skepsi on Swanston Gallery Melbourne Victoria Australia

2015 Autograph: Contemporary Australian Ceramics, curator Anna Grigson Sabbia Gallery Sydney Australia

2014 29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award: (selected) curator & judge Dr Patsy Hely Gold Coast Gallery  Queensland.Australia

2014 Quiet Conversations: Exceptional Australian Ceramics: curated by Anna Maas Skepsi Gallery   Montsalvat Victoria Aust.

2014 The Course of Objects; the fine line of inquiy: curator Susan Ostling, Manly Art Gallery                    and Museum and the Australian Ceramics Association (selected).

2013 Salute I:, Sabbia Gallery Sydney Australia

2013 "Vessel as Metaphor" Drill Hall Gallery ACT Canberra. Curator Karen O'Clery

2013 "Prima" Sabbia Gallery Sydney

2012 "The 2012 3rd China International Modern Pot Art Biennial Exhibition" Shanghai

        Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum, Shanghai

2012 "Enduring Forms" Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide Hills

2012 "Engaging Form" Skepsi Gallery curated by Anna Maas Melbourne

2012 "New work by Simone Fraser" BMGART Adelaide

2011 Touring group show in Korea: "Together in Harmony" Celebrating 50 years of friendship between  Korea and Aust.

2010 Sabbia Gallery winter show of represented artists


"Bravura - 21st Century Australian Craft", Art Gallery Sth Aust, curator Robert Reason

2009 "Conversations" Sabbia Gallery Curator Kylie Johnston

2009 "Link" Ceramics from Kongju and Sydney. National Art School curator Katie Dyer.

2008/09 Wollongong City Gallery "Alan Peascod:influences and dialogue curators Craig Judd and Amanda Lawson

and then at the National Art School in association with The Australian Ceramics Triennale

2008 "Salute" A salute to Australian Ceramics" an invitational exhibition curated

by Janet Mansfield, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane Queensland

2007 "Raw Earth" Group show Sabbia Gallery Sydney. Curator: Kylie Johnston

2006 "Clay Statements" digital Ceramic conference Brisbane curator Patsy Hely
2006 NGA retail outlet show supporting 'Transformations: the language of craft' exhibition

2005 "The Hollow and the Whole" Delmar gallery Syd.: Curators Merran Esson& R. Howard
2005 "Chilli" Cudgegon Gallery NSW group show curated by Merran Esson

2004 Mura Clay Gallery
2004 "Spectrum 2004" FONAS exhibition Parliament House Sydney

2003 "Rye Crop" Mura Clay Gallery Sydney
2003 "Out of Earth Symposium" exhibition. Art Centre Willoughby NSW
2003 Australian Stock Exchange , Reuters and FONAS show National Art School Sydney
2003 Ceramics: The Australian & New Zealand context. Campbelltown Regional Gallery
2003 "Love your work" : selected NSW TAFE staff show Muse Gallery SIT Ultimo Sydney

2002 Cowra Festival Art Award -Cowra Art Gallery
2002 Hornsby TAFE Ceramics Dept. Staff show

2001 Mura Clay Gallery
2001 Hornsby TAFE Ceramics Department Staff Show - Mura Clay Gallery

2000 Mura Clay gallery "10th Birthday show" Sydney
2000 Gallery Eight -Surfers Paradise QLD
2000 National Art School Staff Show -Cell Block NAS Sydney

1999 National Art School Staff Show, Mura Clay Gallery

1998 Solo show - Mura Clay Gallery Sydney
1998 Anita Ellis Gallery, Avalon NSW Curator: Anita Ellis
1998 Gold Coast Ceramic Award

1997 "Home Brand" - 50 ceramic artists -Casula Power House Sydney

1997 Mura Clay Gallery Sydney

1996 "Sense of Surface" Golden Canvas Gallery. Sydney. Curator: Anna Grigson
1996 "Potters 96" - In conjunction with the 8th Ceramic Conference, Solander Gallery. ACT

1995 "Clay and Cabernet" The Exhibition, Back to Back Galleries Newcastle
1995 "Juggling the Elements" Manly Art Gallery and Museum Sydney. Curator: Chris James
1995 Two person show Mura Clay Gallery. Sydney. Curator: Irene Schroder
1995 "Interlock" Artspace Gallery Staff and students from Ceramics Dept. National Art School
1995 Two person show Mura Clay Gallery. Sydney. Curator: Irene Schroeder
1995 "Interlock" Artspace Gallery Staff and students from Ceramics Dept. National Art School

1994 Mura Clay Gallery Sydney
1993 "Cutting Across" Craftspace Sydney
1992 Two person show Handmark Gallery Hobart. Curator: Pat Cleaveland

1991 Cicloppii Gallery Melbourne
1991 "Decorated Vessel" Nat. Ceramics Conf, Brisbane.curators: S.Outridge-field, S.Ostling
1991 "Aspects" RMIT gallery Melbourne. Curator: Kevin White and Pru Venables

1990 "Decorex" Melbourne
1990 Third Nat. Commonwealth Bank Ceramic Award, Canberra School of Art.Curator: P. Haynes
1990 Handmark Gallery, Hobart. Curator Pat Cleaveland.

1988 "Classics" Craft Centre Gallery, Sydney. Curator: Sue Hodge.
1988 "Exhibition of Ceramics" Jam Factory Gallery Adelaide. Curator: David O’Connor
1988 Second National Ceramic Award, Canberra School of Art, ACT. Curator: Peter Haynes

1987 26th Bathurst Art Purchase Exhibition. Curator Shirley Batty
1987 "The 1986 Ceramic Award" (formerly Mayfair) Melbourne Curated by Michael Crayford
1987 Selected work from "Ceramic Award". Devise Gallery, Melb. Curators: D. Mangan, P.Dodd
1987 "Fire and Earth, Contemporary Aust. Ceramics" Manly Gallery, Sydney Curator: M. Pursche
1987 "1987 North Queensland Ceramic Awards" Perc Tucker Gallery Qld. Curator Ross Searle
1987 "Six Canberra Ceramists" Potters Gallery, Sydney

1986 The Fletcher Brownbuilt Pottery Award, New Zealand. Judged by Jeff Mincham
1986 "First National Ceramics Award" Canberra School of Art. ACT Curated by Peter Haynes
1986 "Presentation Pieces" Potters Gallery Sydney. Curated by Potter’s Society of Australia
1986 Alice Craft Acquisition Award
1986 Museum and Art Galleries of Northern Territory 6th National Craft Acquisition Award
1986 Devise Gallery Melbourne. Curated by Di Mangan and Philip Dodd

1985 "Ceramics x 3" Canberra School of Art Gallery. ACT. Curated by Peter Haynes
1985 Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne
1985 "Office Environment" Crafts Council of the ACT. Curator: Meredith Hinchliffe
1985 "Funk and Non Func",Bitumen River Gallery, Canberra ACT
1985 Gold Coast Ceramic Award

1984 New Artists Gallery Canberra ACT

1983 Two Person show at the Craft Council of the ACT Gallery

1982 Potters Gallery, Exhibiting Members Show. Sydney
1982 Women in Arts Festival. ACT
1982 National Craft Acquisition Award Northern Territory

1981 Final Year Students Exhibitions. Canberra School of Art. Curator: Peter Haynes



 2019       Finalist in the Clunes Ceramic award

2019       Sydney Grammar artist in residence

2019       North Queensland Ceramic acquisitive $10,000 award

1996      Qantas Art Collection (three works displayed in the Chairman’s Lounge Melbourne)

1997      Crown Casino Melbourne (five works)

1997      Jerudong Resort Brunei (20 works commissioned by the Sultan)




Merran Esson review/article in Arts Monthly: Collective thinking "An Idea Needing to be Made" at Heide Museum of Modern Art.


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


John McDonald - Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Visual Arts Review

An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics  at  Heide MOMA


SGS ISSUE 9 (2019) Artist in Residence Simone Fraser by Visual Arts Master Bernadette Mansfield


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery catalogue 2017-  A Prize Collection Studio Ceramics from the Carillon City Festival and Bathurst Art Prizes  1972 -1998 

Have a look at the catalogue "A Prize Collection"

Maarten Renes: "Ceramic Perspective" Yarrobil Magazine,  issue 5 2016

Craig Judd: Turn, Turn, Turn: The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School. Artlink, vol 35 no 3 September 2015.

Merran Esson: Articulation:aspects creating form (PDF). Artist Profile #27 (pp112-14) 2014

Garth Clark:  2013

Peter Haynes: Vessel as Metaphor. Drill Hall Gallery Craft Arts International No.88, 2013

 Kerry-Anne Cousins: Vessel as Metaphor. Drill Hall Gallery Canberra Times Review 8th May 2013

Merran Esson: "New Ceramics: The European ceramics Magazine " 2/12 pp 33-36 2012

Brett Ballard: "Ceramics Art and Perception " #85 pages 44-47

John McDonald: Sydney Morning Herald. Spectrum Review of "Timelines" solo show 2011 ,read it on

Ray Hemachandra: "500 Vases Contemporary explorations of a timeless form" (2010)pp 201 & 348

Robert Reason: "Bravura:21st Century Australian Craft" catalogue essay 2009

Merran Esson: "Link: Cramics from Kongju + Sydney" catalogue essay 2009

Paul Donnelly: "Art Monthly Australia" Alan Peascod: influences and dialogue p35-37

Craig Judd & Amanda Lawson:"Alan Peascod: Influences & Dialogue" Art Gallery of Wollongong. catalogue essay 2008/9

The Vessel in Context
Profile by Nola Anderson. Published in Craft Arts International #71 (October 2007)

Elaine Henry: "Ceramics Art and Perception" #85 pp44-47

Janet Mansfield: “Ceramics Art and Perception”, #10, p78-79, #52, pp53-54 (2003),#54:81-84 (2004),#60:47-49,(2005); #69:90-92 (2007)

Craft Arts International" Ken Lockwood (Ed.): : No 1, 1982, p 48 Portfolio #1; #71 pp60-63

Nola Anderson:"Craft Arts International" #71 pp 60-63 (2007) “The Canberra Times”, 7th May 1984, p16;

Alan Peascod: Ceramics: Art and Perception. Simone Fraser's Vessel forms. No. 60 2005 pp 47-49

“Pottery in Australia”Sue Buckle (Ed): : 23/1:57, 24/2:27, 25/2:65, 26/4:62, 27/2:17 , 29/4:16, 32/2:48-49, 32/3:26-27, 74 -75, 34/4:51-52, 36/3:60

“Pottery in Australia”:Trish Dean (Ed): 40/2:23, 42/2:47 (2003)

"The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vicki Grima Ed.: #46/1 p8 (2007)# 50/1:p7

Australian Ceramics Directory:

New Zealand Potter: No 2 1988, P 19

Janet Mansfield, “A Collector’s Guide to Modern Australian Ceramics, pp72, 73 & 118

Susan Stegall: Object Magazine: 1-97, P44

Sue Buckle (Ed.): “Potters Directory”, p55
Michael Bogel: “The Sydney Morning Herald” 1986
Sally Cleary: “The Canberra Times”: “Timespan” 16th May 1985.
Peter Haynes: ‘The Canberra Times”,7th Sept 1985, p B6,
Penny Holme :Contemporary Decorating, Australian Design Series: 1st issue 1988/89 front cover picture,
2nd issue 1988/89 PP 122-123
Meredith Hinchliffe: “The Canberra Times”; 12th November, 1984. “The Canberra Times”: 29th May ’85. “The Canberra Times”: 29th October 1985, p26
Niccola Holland: “Metro” Melb. September 1990 P2
Penelope Layland: “The Good Times”- Art: 1st May 1986, p6
Janet Mansfield: Artists/Galleries
“The Mercury” 19th December, 1992, p16



2019         Finalist in the Clunes Ceramic award

2019         Curated into An Idea Needing to be made:  Contemporary Ceramics at Heide MOMA

2019         Sydney Grammar Artist in Residence

2018         Won the North Queensland Ceramics $10,000 acquisitive Award for the City of     Townsville Art Collection

 2018        Master at Clay Gulgong International Ceramics Festival

2018        Invited to be a master at the  Gulgong International Ceramics festival

2017        Became a member of the International Academy of Ceramics

2016        Part of Potober in WA in  - presenter/ demonstrator with a number of international and Australian ceramic artists

2015/16  Delivered winter schools in Ceramics as part of the National Art School 's Public Program 

and workshops at the Central coast clay makers and the Ceramic Study group.

2013       invited to the University of Hawaii - East West Ceramic collaboration

2012        Invited to join a group of international ceramic artists to show works at the Shanghai Arts and Crafts museum , the work was then acquired by the International Modern Pot Museum, Yixing.

2010        Invited by Professor Ro Hae Sin to lecture at the Kongju University ceramics department

*Commissions include: Sultan of Brunei, Qantas art collection, crown casino and the Elton John art collection

2010        Invited and wrote the chapter on Dry Glaze in Alan Peascod:  artist of exceptional talent, 1943-2007. compiled and edited by Janet Mansfield, Gulgong, NSW, Mansfield press

2009        Presenter at the Australian Ceramics Triennale .

Member of a number of professional organisations including: International Academy of Ceramics, The Australian Ceramics Association and NAVA (National Assoc for Visual Artists)

Attended many National Ceramic conferences in Australia and overseas

Invited as guest examiner at TAFE (Technical and Further Education) instituitions in the Sydney area up 2016

Given many artist talks, presented workshops around Australia (NSW, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland) Also including the National Art School Public program and various tertiary institutions.

Travelled extensively, researching many special subject areas relevant to my study and ceramic practice at the time

Co-managed The Australian national University Pottery workshop for 7 years (1982), structuring programs for beginners through to advanced students, employing ceramic lecturers and guest lecturers from around Australia and mounting regular student exhibition. The centre was seen as a stepping stone entry to the Canberra School of Art at the time (now the Australian National University)