About Susie

biography and career

Biography

Susie McMeekin is a potter with some 40+ years’ experience. She works with porcelain and stoneware firing in both gas and wood fired kilns. Her deep and abiding interest lies with the Asian traditions and the purity and simplicity of shape and glaze. She makes all her own glazes crushing and grinding rocks to produce her palette. This is very labour intensive but gives the glorious and unique results she is seeking.

Susie started potting in 1978 with her father Ivan McMeekin at his workshop in Sydney. She then moved to the Blue Mountains and set up a workshop there. In 20017 she built a new workshop and in 2018 completed a new wood fired kiln.

Susie has travelled to various countries representing Australia in the field of ceramics.

Exhibitions and media

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Susie McMeekin The Mansfield Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW

2012 Delineation The Sturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW

2010 After Fuping, East West Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2008 Susie McMeekin, Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria

2007 Susie McMeekin, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW

2003 Susie McMeekin, East West Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2002 Susie McMeekin , Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2000 Susie McMeekin, Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington, NSW

1999 Susie McMeekin, Gallery on Lurline, Katoomba, NSW

1998 Susie McMeekin, Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

1997 Susie McMeekin, Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington, NSW

Group Exhibitions

2019
Unearthed: the Hing Vien Collection, Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD

2018
Wood Fire Show Kerrie, Lowe Gallery, Newtown, N.S.W

2017
China Ningbo Belt and Road Celadon Culture and Art Week, Huamao Art Museum. Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China
Tableware Show Kerrie Lowe Gallery Newtown, N.S.W
Wood Fire Show, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, N.S.W

2016
Wood Fire Show, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown N.S.W

2015
Touched By Wood, The Mansfield Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Tableware, The Kerrie Lowe Gallery , Newtown , Sydney
Woodfire, The Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, Sydney

2014
Opening Exhibition, at The Mansfield Gallery Darlinghurst , Sydney
Woodfire The Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown , Sydney
The Fuping Group-Sharing the Experience Sturt Gallery , Mittagong

2013
One Foot on the Black The Kerrie Lowe Gallery , Newtown. Sydney

2012
Tableware The Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown. Sydney.
Milton Moon and Friends Peter Pinson Gallery, Woollhara, Sydney

2011
Woodfire Tasmania,50 Stories. Deloraine , Tasmania
Woodfire Kerrie Lowe Gallery , Newtown, Sydney

2010
Fuping + 3 Masterworks Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland N.Z.
Friends Clay Energy Conference Gulgong N.S.W.

2009
Between Season Show, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, N.S.W.
Fuping-In Good Company Skepsi on Swanston, Mebourne, Victoria

2008
Woodfire Conferance Exhibition Sturt Gallery Mittagong N.S.W.

2007
Susie McMeekin and Malcolm Greenwood Freeland Gallery, Paddington,Sydney, N.S.W.
Opening Exhibition Australasian Museum Fu Li Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, Shaanxi Province, China

2006
McMeekin-Nealie Mura Clay Gallery. King St , Newtown, Sydney. N.S.W.
Opening Exhibition Freeland Gallery , Paddington,Sydney, N.S.W.

2005
Earthly Encounters-Studio Ceramics of the Central West Orange Regional Gallery and travelling exhibition.
Gulgong Connections Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne, Dorset, U.K.
Gulgong Connections The Gallery, Mayfair, London, U.K.

2004
Collectors Choice , by Victor Mace. Toowoomba Regional Gallery. Toowoomba, Q.L.D.
Stepping Out Cudgegong Gallery Gulgong N.S.W.
Sidney Myer International Ceramic Award Shepparton Regional Gallery. Shepparton, Victoria.
Celebrating the Master Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne , Victoria
Art Singapore Concourse Level 3 , Suntec, Singapore.

2003
Sturt, 50th Anniversary Show Sturt craft Galleries , Mittagong. N.S.W.
Ceramics , The Australian and New Zealand Context Campbelltown Regional Gallery. N.S.W.
“The Second Wave” Australian Contempory Ceramics Inspired By the Orient. Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery. Melbourne , Victoria.

2002
Ceramics Focus Bathurst Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
Ceramics Connection Penrith Regional Gallery.
Burton Manning McMeekin Ceramic Art Gallery Paddington, Sydney.

1999
“Ceramics, the Australian Context” Campbelltown Regional Gallery. N.S.W.

1998
Salad Days Ceramic Art Gallery. Paddington, Sydney.

1997
Nealie, Mcmeekin, Urvine. Oz Art Space , Katoomba

1996
Tea For Two National Ceramics Conferance. Canberra

Awards

2002 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown, NSW
2001 Highly Commended, Royal Easter Show
2001 1st Prize, Rhododendron Festival
2000 1st Prize, Art in the Mountains
1999 1st Prize, Rhododendron Festival
1997 1st Prize, Blue Mountains Art Prize
1980/81 Australia Council Grant

Collections

Sturt Permanent Collection, NSW

Fu Li Ceramic Art Museum Fuping, Shaanxi, China

Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Shepparton Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Private collections in Australia and internationally

Articles

“In Support of Function”, Yarrobil. No 6 January 2017

The Cover of Ceramic Art and Perception. No 95, 2014

“Beavering Away in the Mountains” Journal of Australian Ceramics. Vol 511 by Christopher Sanders

“Leading Us Where?” Journal of Australian Ceramics. Vol 50

“Travel Tales of a Stoker” The Log Book

“Blossom Jar” Australian Ceramics Glassware and Pottery. Vol 9 No 3

“Remembrance of Things Past” Ceramic Art and Perception NO 59 by Kerry King

“Ceramic Connections” Ceramic Art and Perception No 53 by Jan Needham

“Susie McMeekin: In Her Fathers Fingerprints” Ceramic Art and Perception. No 41 by John Freeland

“A Holistic Approach” Pottery in Australia. Vol 41 No 3 by Margret Turton

 

Extras

Susie was commissioned to make gifts for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Australia for gifts to the Royal Family and the Governor General.

Susie is President and a Deputy Captain in the South Katoomba Rural Fire Brigade.