Sassy Park




Upcoming: 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, painted terracotta and lustre,  24.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm


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Finalist: The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018

Meroogal Historic House, Nowra, 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 2018Lady, Nurse, Suffragette’ 2018, porcelain and terracotta and, glazes, various dimensions

Home @ 375 Invitational

Home @375, 375 Bourke St, Redfern, Sydney 2016 – opening Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 6 p.m.
Sassy Park_Men's Group. 2018Men’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, glaze, overglaze, approx 29cm h    Sassy Park.Man with sore finger.2017.2


Finalist: 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, glaze, overglaze                        Julia 2017 porcelain, underglaze, lustre
statue on upside down cupDomestic Statue 2017, porcelain, terracotta

Sleeping girl on plinth 2017, terracottaSleepingGirl_006 copy

FundManageronCup_031 copy Funds Manager with Plinths 2017, terracotta and stoneware

Group Exhibition: TEXT

Adelaide Perry Gallery

Friday 13 October – Tuesday 24 October 2017
Opening: Thursday 12 October at 7.00 pm  
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               Bully Cup (Pokale) 2015, hand built stoneware with glaze 

Claypool 2016 Exhibition opens 7 December 2016                                                                                                               img_5369

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


Japan – Shiro Oni exhibition

June 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.
           4 March 2016 – 18 March 2016






2016 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards


S.Park Growing up in Cyclone season 2016                               

Growing up in Cyclone Season 2016, slip cast porcelain, underglaze, oxide and mixed media, 25 x 8 x 8 cm each bottle


Artisans in the Garden

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

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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.

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February 2015

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bottle bud vases, porcelain with painted underglaze

Ephemeral Jewellery

January 2015
Volcano Garden at Published Art
December 2014
Cultivate, 4-14th October, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
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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 adjYoga Bowl 2014, painted slip-cast porcelain
Menopause memorial ware tea towels dkgMenopause Memorial tea towels are available as a limited edition.

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Menopause Memorial Ware and Other Souvenirs                              

China Clay Gallery, 40 Burnie Street, Clovelly

10 – 18th May 2014

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Snow Gum Necklaces, Lichen Necklace and Lichen Feather comb,  2013-14

Hot Flush tea cup and saucer, Stoneware and underglaze, 2014

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

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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

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

dachshund brooch

                            Dachshund brooch, porcelain, commissioned 2013      

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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

5th August 2011 – 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.

Exhibition – The Curio, sterling by gaffa 16th- 28th June 2010


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