Studio Pottery from the John Nixon Collection

John Nixon began to collect mid-century pottery in the early 2000s, beginning with functional items and domestic ware from his local area of Eltham. Nixon is interested in the contexts, such as the post-war period when objects were hand crafted and sees his role as an artist to be inclusive of teaching, curating, publishing and collecting. Curated by Nixon and James Lynch, the show includes more than 200 works, which trace the development of modernism in Melbourne.

Sylha Ceramics, Artek and Sylvia Halpern, Orange jug, c.1950, glazed earthenware, 30 x 11cm diameter © Deborah Halpern. Photograph: Simon Peter Fox. Courtesy John Nixon Collection and Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne

Phyl Dunn, Cream and brown jug and cup set ,c. 1950, glazed earthenware; 17 x 11cm , 5 x 7cm each. Photograph: Simon Peter Fox © the artist’s estate

Deakin University Art Gallery
Until 14 December, 2018