Lauren Simeoni, ‘ ‘Green Friend’ (brooch) 2007, florist supplies, 925, stainless pin.
Lodestar combines the non-sense and sensibilities of four Lady Makers- Loui FitzGerald (glass), Lauren Simeoni (jewellery), Honor Freeman & Marie Littlewood (ceramics).
Lodestar represents a new direction for each practitioner whose previous works have been possessed of a quiet humor and reductive aesthetic. Each designer is a graduate from the JamFactory Design Associateship in Adelaide Australia.
Glass Maker Louis FitzGerald bases her forms on childhood memories of her mothers handbag collection and loads the forms with imagery playing with the masculine and feminine archetype. FitzGerald has attended the International Pilchuck Glass School on scholarship and with assistance through Arts SA .
Ceramicist Honor Freeman’s ceramic practice reflects a preoccupation with the ordinary and engages with the mimetic qualities of porcelain. She has been chosen as an artist for Primavera 2007. In 2004 she was a recipient of an Arts SA Emerging Artist Travel grant, undertaking a residency at Guldagergaard, Denmark’s International Ceramic Museum.
Ceramicist Marie Littlewood designs from a highly literate yet humerous perspective. In 2005 she was awarded an Asialink grant to undertake a residency in Japan and has recently received the Helpman Academy Multidisciplinary Design Residency in Northern India 2007.
Jeweller Lauren Simeoni is known for using imagery to provide patterns, textures and interactive stories. Simeoni’s practice includes exhibitions (nationally + internationally), commissions and production work, she has undergone a VACF mentorship with Gray Street Workshop.
An exhibition curated by Aanya Roennfeldt
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