Honor Freeman – Beyond the bowl artist




Honor Freeman in her studio.


An honest and simple beauty comes from working with a humble material from the earth and using that to recreate everyday objects. Inspired by everyday domesticity, Freeman’s art reveals an intricate observation of both the domestic realm and the familiarity of ordinary objects mixed with the everyday tasks that occupy our lives. Working predominately with clay, Freeman harnesses the mimetic properties of porcelain, crafting objects that contradict their materiality and purpose. Clay is influenced by the weather, the heat, the wind, the damp, the cold.

“The porcelain casts echo the original objects; the liquid slip turns solid forming a skin, and becomes a precise memory of a past form. A ghost.” – Honor Freeman


Honor Freeman, Spill, 2017, slipcast porcelain.
Photo by: Craig Arnold.

Freeman completed her studies (with Honours) in 2001 at the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia. An Adelaide based artist, she undertook an associate position and later tenant residency at JamFactory Contemporary Art & Design (2002-3).

Most recently, Freeman was a guest lecturer and visiting artist in residence at Henry Radford School of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Exhibiting since 2000, her works are held in both private and public collections including Artbank (NSW), Art Gallery of South Australia, Bathurst Regional Gallery (NSW) and the National Art Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

The extraordinary work of Freeman and nine other Australian ceramic and glass artists is revealed at Hurstville Museum and Gallery’s exhibition Beyond the bowl, on show from 2 February – 18 April 2019. This exhibition highlights and celebrates the diversity of Australian contemporary ceramics and glass.

For further information please refer to Honor Freeman’s web page https://www.honorfreeman.com/

Honor Freeman is represented by Sabbia Gallery, Sydney https://sabbiagallery.com/

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