Susie McMeekin - Potter
 

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Curriculum Vitae

Susie McMeekin was born while the family lived in Mittagong in 1954. She began potting in 1978 with her father, Ivan McMeekin, who established Sturt pottery and was a founding member of the Potters Society of Australia. Susie is one of the few second-generation potters in Australia. In 1989 she established her own studio in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and has been working on her own since. She is slowly evolving her own style and although still adhering to the concept of using as many local materials as possible a few changes are occurring. Most of the materials she uses are found within a three-hour radius of her home giving her work a unique style of its own.

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Delineation Sturt Gallery, Range Rd, Mittagong

2011

After Fuping, East West Art Gallery,Kew, Melbourne

2010

Forte at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery King St Newtown

2008

Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria

2007

Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong

2003

East and West Gallery, Melbourne.

2002

Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane.

2000

Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington.

1999

Gallery on Lurline, Katoomba.

1998

Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane.

1997

Ceramic Art Gallery, Paddington.

Group exhibitions

2015

Touched By Wood, The Mansfield Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2015

Tableware, The Kerrie Lowe Gallery , Newtown , Sydney

2015

Woodfire, The Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, Sydney

2014

Opening Exhibition, at The Mansfield Gallery Darlinghurst , Sydney

2014

Woodfire The Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown , Sydney

2013

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.

2012

Milton Moon and Friends Peter Pinson Gallery, Woollhara, Sydney

2011

Woodfire Tasmania,50 Stories. Deloraine , Tasmania

2011

Woodfire Kerrie Lowe Gallery , Newtown, Sydney

2010

Fuping + 3 Masterworks Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland N.Z.

2010

Friends Clay Energy Conference Gulgong N.S.W.

2009

Between Season Show, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, N.S.W.

2009

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.

2007

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.

2006

Opening Exhibition Freeland Gallery , Paddington,Sydney, N.S.W.

2005

Earthly Encounters-Studio Ceramics of the Central West Orange Regional Gallery and travelling exhibition.

2005

Gulgong Connections Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne, Dorset, U.K.

2005

Gulgong Connections The Gallery, Mayfair, London, U.K.

2004

Collectors Choice , by Victor Mace. Toowoomba Regional Gallery. Toowoomba, Q.L.D.

2004

Stepping Out Cudgegong Gallery Gulgong N.S.W.

2004

Sidney Myer International Ceramic Award Shepparton Regional Gallery. Shepparton, Victoria.

2004

Celebrating the Master Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne , Victoria

2004

Art Singapore Concourse Level 3 , Suntec, Singapore.

2003

Sturt, 50th Anniversary Show Sturt craft Galleries , Mittagong. N.S.W.

2003

Ceramics , The Australian and New Zealand Context Campbelltown Regional Gallery. N.S.W.

2003

"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.

2002

Ceramics Connection Penrith Regional Gallery.

2002

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

First Prize, ceramic section, Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Regional Art Gallery.

2001

Highly Commended, Ceramics Section. Sydney Royal Easter Show.

First Prize, pottery section, Rhododendron Festival Art Show.

2000

First Prize, ceramic section, Art in the Mountains, Blue Mountains Community Arts Council.

1999

First Prize, Rhododendron Festival Art Show.

1997

First Prize. Blue Mountains Art Prize.

1980/1

Australia Council Grant.

Collections

Sturt Permanent Collection, Sturt Gallery Mittagong

Fu Li Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, Shaanxi Province, China

Bendigo Regional Art Gallery. Victoria

Shepparton Art Museum. Victoria.

Bathurst Regional Gallery. New South Wales.

Private collections in Australia and overseas.

Articles

The cover image of Ceramic Art and Perception.No 95, 2014

Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 511 April "Beavering Away in the Mountains" by Christopher Sanders

Australian Ceramics. Vol50, "Leading Us Where"

The Log Book "Travel Tales of a Stoker" by Susie McMeekin

Australian Ceramics Glasswork and Pottery Vol 9 No3 "Blossom Jar" by Susie McMeekin

Ceramic, Art and Perception no 59 "Remebrance of Things Past" by Kerry King.

Ceramic, Art and Perception no 53 “Ceramic Connections” by Jan Needham.

Ceramic, Art and Perception no 41 “Susie McMeekin: In her Fathers Fingerprints” by John Freeland

Pottery in Australia volume 41 no3 “A Holistic Approach” by Margaret Turton

Commissions

2011

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Australia commissioned and purchased gifts for the Royal Family and the Govenor General of Australia

2011

Set of dinner and side plates for Veechi Stuart

2011

Set of dinner plates for Piers Laverty.

Extras

Susie is currently the President and a Deputy Captain of the South Katoomba Rural Fire Brigade