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Trudy Golley is a contemporary ceramic artist and educator. Her artistic research focuses on developing and integrating innovative technical processes, digital technologies, and light effects that attract the viewer’s gaze.
Internationally recognized, Trudy has shown her installation-based and functional artworks in solo exhibitions at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Pottery Workshop and Showroom (HK), and the Muttart Public Art Gallery, as well as through two-person and international invitational group exhibitions in Canada, the USA, Australia, China, Japan, the UK, France, the Netherlands, and Denmark.
Trudy studied at the Alberta College of Art & Design, and holds degrees majoring in ceramics from the University of Calgary (BFA, 1988) and the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia (MFA, 1991).
Honorary Senior Lecturer (2019- present), (Emeritus Fellow 2015-2018), Australian National University School of Art & Design. Janet was previously Head of Ceramics at ANU for over fifteen years (1998-2015), Head of Ceramics at her alma mater, East Sydney College of TAFE (now National Art School) 1979/80, and ran a production pottery (Brindabella Pottery) for almost twenty years in between. She was a Council Member, International Academy of Ceramics, (Australasian and African representative 2012-2020) and has been a member of the Academy since 2003.
Janet has conducted workshops/given demonstrations in colleges and universities, crafts councils and pottery groups in all states of Australia New Zealand, mainland United States and Hawai’i, Canada, UK, China, Japan and Korea; been an invited speaker at NCECA (National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts) conferences in Colorado, Ohio, Portland, Minneapolis and California; also delivered papers at most Australian National Ceramic Conferences; co-chaired and was program organizer at 8th National Ceramics Conference (Australian Ceramics Triennale) in 2015.
She has written two books on glazes (Glazes for Australian Potters and More Glazes for Australian Potters) and co-authored Handbook for Australian Potters.
She has regularly exhibited in Australia and overseas (UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Spain, South Africa, Canada, United States, Korea and China) and has work in major permanent public collections in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, China, Taiwan, Belgium, and New Zealand.
After almost 4 decades at his potter’s wheel, Ted says that making pots is more challenging now than when he first began, as his motivation is purely the expression of his ideas and creativity. He has now developed a mastery of the medium that allows him to take his experimentation further than ever before.
His inspiration comes from small windows that open in hjs mind and he is careful to document the ideas when they come. Working on a potters wheel, with fluid motion, is such an integral part of the process. These inspirations are often modified, as the three dimensional image that evolves gives extra instruction on how the object should look.Although
Ted is known for his beautiful crystalline glazes, these form only a part of his pallette. He has worked and has experience in almost all glaze genres.Ted has an extensive exhibition record both in Australia and Internationally and his work is represented in nearly 40 public collections worldwide.