Bisque Studios exists to support ceramic artists in many areas. We offer pottery classes for beginners and intermediate students, working on the wheel as well as hand building. Workshops for the curious mind, and studio program for those seeking on-going access to equipment and a place to call home.
Most importantly we’re a community to each of those who attend our classes and the wider ceramic community of makers. One of the ways we’re proud to support the growth of ceramic practices in Melbourne is through our resident studios. We’re delighted to introduce to you our studio residents who call Bisque home.
Some of our resident artists also host classes within the space, see each bio to learn more about their practice.
Asobimasu Clay by Kate Brouwer - Founder, Teacher and Resident Artist
Informed by her love of flowers and the harmony found in nature and wilderness, Kate Brouwer explores the concepts of Traditional art forms of Ikebana and ceramics whilst pushing forward with a contemporary grasp on Architecture and form.
Using ceramics as a foundation for discovery Kate enjoys creating pieces that bend the boundaries of tradition and explore their relationship with the natural world around us.
Alongside her personal works, Kate is the creator and visionary behind Bisque Studios. As well as a core teacher in our studio, bringing her vibrancy and creativity into the class room.
Tantri Mustica Ceramics - Teacher & resident Artist
Tantri Mustika makes a range of lighthearted and colourful hand built ceramics. Her current collection of work incorporates a modern spin on traditional terrazzo tiling, applying it to bespoke functional forms making terrazzo adaptable to everyday life.
Tantri creates works in small batches, each piece uniquely crafted to the next. Calling Bisque Studios home, she will be hosting a range of hand building and informative workshops within our space. For bookings and enquiries, please contact Tantri directly.
Oh Hey Grace by Grace Brown - Resident Artist
Creating a mix of functional and sculptural pieces, Grace Brown of Oh Hey Grace, blends hand building and thrown techniques to create her works. Influenced by architectural forms, geometry and the artworks of M.C. Escher, her work is part functional ware and part utopian cityscapes. Featuring labyrinth-like buildings, layers of sharp geometric stairwells, smooth abode domes and endless archways, Grace’s works are endlessly imaginative and intriguing. For more info about Grace and her ceramic practice, click the link below.