On Wednesday 28 September, Contemporaries members were taken into the creative spaces of some of Sydney’s most exciting ceramic artists. After making our way around the back of Glebe Library, we were greeted by our host for the night, co-founder of kil.n.it Bev Shroot. Bev invited us explore the studios of resident artists including Holly Macdonald, Madeleine Preston and Scott Duncan.

After these intimate and enlightening studio conversations, the artists walked us through the back streets of Glebe to kil.n.it’s classrooms, in the nearby Glebe Town Hall. Wheels and clay were set up ready to go, and artist-technicians Rachael McCallum and Paige Phillips worked one-on-one with poncho-clad members – between breaks for beer, wine and pizza – to teach us the basics of hand-building and wheel-throwing.

Read all about the event and view photos from the night here.

Kil.n.it provide studios, workshop space, firings and classes to those with an explorative attitude to ceramics.  The studio has emerged in response to the increasing popularity of ceramics as an artistic medium and creative practice. Backed by City of Sydney, and with a focus on the artistry of handmade pieces, the workshop and studio space offers beginners and experienced artists alike a creative space in which to hone their skills. Kil.n.it exists for and supports all artists, the community and those with dreams involving clay.

Image courtesy Kil.n.it