Sassy Park



Looking for Gold

Solo exhibition

Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.

Opening Saturday, 10th August 2019 from 4pm. Please join me for drinks. Exhibition runs from 10th August until the 4th September.

Julia_044!‘Julia, Australia’s First Female Prime Minister’ 2019, porcelain, 24 x 10 x 8 cm

S.Park.Photographer.2019.b.‘Photographer’ 2019, ceramic, 37 x 15 x 10cm

Finalist in 2019 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award,

sausage-dog-cups__6273-e1554862881856.jpgSausage Dog Cups, 2018, porcelain

A Fresh Perspective

Kerrie Lowe Gallery, 49-51 King St, Newtown, Sydney

Exhibition runs from 5 April until the 7th May.

Another Myna 2019 crop‘Another Myna ‘ 2019, (detail) terracotta, paper, wood,  24.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm

Finalist: Muswellbrook Art Prize 2019

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Corner Bridge and William Streets

Exhibition runs from 10 March to 5 May 2019.

Finalist:  The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018

Meroogal Historic House, Nowra

Exhibition runs from the 22 September 2018 – 30 March 2019

This trio of figurines has been selected for The Meroogal Women‘s Art Prize and will be displayed along with other finalists throughout the historic house, Meroogal, and gardens from September 22nd. The prize pays tribute to the four generations of resilient Australian women who lived at Meroogal in Nowra for almost 100 years.

Sassy Park.Lady, Nurse and Suffragette 2018‘Lady, Nurse, Suffragette’ 2018, porcelain and terracotta and, glazes, various dimensions

National Art School Post-Graduate Exhibition 

Opening night: 6-10 pm, 8th November 2018

Exhibition runs from the 8-18 November

11 am-5 pm Monday to Sunday

whistling sailor__9121‘Whistling Sailor’ 2018, terracotta and lustre,  24.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm

Ceramics (now)

Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Sydney

Opening: 17 September 2018

Exhibition runs from the 18-27 September

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Home @ 375 Invitational

Home @375, 375 Bourke St, Redfern, Sydney 2016 

opening: 6pm, Wednesday, 11th July, 2018

Sassy Park_Men's Group. 2018‘Men’s Group’ 2018, clay and glaze, various dimensions

Finalist: Tom Bass Prize 2018

Juniper Hall, Paddington, Sydney

Friday 2nd March – Saturday 24 March 2018

Opening: Thursday 1st March at 6.00 pm  

‘Man with sore finger’ 2017, stoneware, approx 29cm    Sassy Park.Man with sore finger.2017.2


Still – National Still Life Award 2017 


Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

until the 20th January 2018

Homeopathics for Vince 2017                                                                                        Homeopathics for Vince 2017, porcelain, 16.5 x 16.5 cm

‘Homeopathics For Vince’, is a still life painted on porcelain clay. The scene is a corner of the kitchen table where a glass of tinctured water, covered with a saucer and spoon, sits waiting to treat Vince, the ginger cat, for his sore nose. His dose is a teaspoon mix of water at dinner time. I’ve found homeopathics works well with animals, probably due to their lack of emotional layers. It worked with the chickens, so fingers crossed for Vince.

Working with clay offers a rich diversity on which to paint and here there is also an affinity between ceramics and the domestic which echoes the subject matter. 

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Sassy_003Man with sore finger’ 2017, stoneware                                                                                                  ‘Julia 2017, porcelain
statue on upside down cupDomestic Statue’ 2017, porcelain, terracotta

‘Sleeping girl on plinth’ 2017, terracotta
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FundManageronCup_031 copy ‘Funds Manager with Plinths’ 2017, terracotta and stoneware


Adelaide Perry Gallery

Friday 13 October – Tuesday 24 October 2017
Opening: Thursday 12 October at 7.00 pm  

constant sorrow front_3422Constant Sorrow’ 2017, ceramic


                                                   ‘ Bully Cup (Pokale)’ 2015, hand built stoneware 

Claypool 2016 Exhibition

opening: 7 December 2016                                                                                                               img_5369

‘Magpie Vase’ 2016, stoneware
men-cleaning-sweeping-plate‘Man sweeping’ 2016, underglaze on stoneware, from the Men Cleaning series
‘Kanazawa Garden’ 2016, slip cast porcelain and underglazeimg_5033
img_5027Speech Therapy’ 2016, porcelain
sassypark-magpie-bowlMagpie plates 2016, stoneware


Shiro Oni residency

exhibition opening: June 2016






Handmade Handpicked Wine Decanter competition

Gallery Klei

opening: 4 March – 18 March 2016

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The Hero’s Libations, stoneware, decanter at Gallery Klei’s Handmade Handpicked Wine Decanter competition held in conjunction with Handpicked Wines.


2016 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards


S.Park Growing up in Cyclone season 2016                                    Growing up in Cyclone Season 2016, porcelain and mixed media, 25 x 8 x 8 cm each bottle


Artisans in the Garden

Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
9th – 18th October 2015    

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Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 10.06.28 am                                       Milk bottle and tea cup, porcelain with stoneware saucer, 2015


Chinaclay- 40 Burnie St, Clovelly 2031 NSW

June 2015

IMPROMPTU II: 17 – 21 June – Sculpture and other non-functional objects.
with Tara Burke, Nick Lee, Agatha Pupaher, Natalie Rosin, Lotte Schwerdtfeger, Catherine Tate, Linda Visser
Opening drinks on Thursday 18 June 6-8pm.

bird & koel


February 2015

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bottle bud vases, porcelain with painted underglaze

Volcano Garden

Published Art
January 2015
Cultivate, 4-14th October, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
December 2014
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Mt Perisher Long necklace 2014, lichen, glass, silk,118 cm long

Seaweed brooch 2014     dried seaweed, pearls and clasp, 7 x 5 cm

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Blue Water Glass necklace 2014, stoneware, seedbeads, hollandite quartz and silk
Watermelon necklace 2014, stoneware, seedbeads, coral, amber and silk

Compassionate Voices auction, Voiceless 2014bowle!

Yoga bowl adj                                       Yoga Bowl 2014, painted porcelain
Menopause memorial ware tea towels dkg                                        Menopause Memorial tea towels are available as a limited edition.

Menopause Memorial Ware and Other Souvenirs                              

China Clay Gallery, 40 Burnie Street, Clovelly

10 – 18th May 2014

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                       Hot Flush teacup and saucer, 2014, Stoneware

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               Drip cups and bowls 2013, porcelain and gold lustre
botanical tiara
                                        Botanical tiara, porcelain and silver, 2013

pink drips on sink

                                        Pink Drips on the sink, porcelain slip, 2013 19th – 27th October 2013

Artisans in the Garden

Lion Gate Lodge, Mrs Macquaries Road, The Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney

lotya on lotya

Lotya enjoying her necklace, silver & peridot on silk, commissioned 2012

dachshund brooch

                                                                      Dachshund brooch, porcelain, commissioned 2013      

musk lifesaver dark

                                        Musk Life saver necklace, porcelain on silver chain
                                       Drippy, porcelain, 2013

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                                       Drip cups, porcelain and gold, 2013


                                                                     Commissioned necklaces, porcelain with underglaze and glaze


Life Saver necklace in musk or peppermint, porcelain unglazed with glazed back on sterling silver chain

                                               Cigarette hairclips and brooches, porcelain with underglaze, lustre

                                        Rings, porcelain, underglaze and glaze


Bluebottle Fly necklaces 2011, porcelain, underglaze and glaze on sterling silver chain



The end of life as I know it

An exhibition of new work created in the last three months as part of the studio residency, including A4 watercolours. For one night only at the Trophy Room.

Trophy Room

Opening: 5th August 2011

The Curio

Sterling by Gaffa

Opening: 16th- 28th June 2010


© Karl Schwerdtfeger 

© Sassy Park