Sassy Park

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Kanazawa Garden 2016, slip cast porcelain and underglazeimg_5033img_5027Speech Therapy 2016, slip cast porcelain and underglaze pencil
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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



S.Park Growing up in Cyclone season 2016

Finalist in the 2016 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards                                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


June 2015

Chinaclay- 40 Burnie St, Clovelly 2031 NSW

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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Volcano Garden exhibition continues at Published Art 

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

January 2015

Volcano Garden at Published Artpublished art volcano jewellery     December 2014

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

I See You necklace 2014, stoneware, seedbead, amythyst and silk
Watermelon necklace 2014, stoneware, seedbeads, coral, amber and silk


Volcano Garden, at Published Art from December 2014- New Year

pacific raft necklace, pumice, silver, ribbon


November 2014

tree bottles waiting for the kiln

New Tree bottles waiting for the kiln

Ephemeral Jewellery


Volcano Garden ring in process

In this current project, Sassy Park is interested in changing the perceptions of traditional jewellery materials and also the permanence of jewellery.  Exploring natural and unconventional materials to make functional pieces is a way of playing with the recalibration of our value systems. Just as expensive jewellery is treated with respectful care, so too should the delicate beauty of lichen and the often overlooked natural environment on our doorstep.

The fact that the materials are not ‘forever’ moves away from the idea that we will have something that lives beyond us. This also reflects on the provenance of these materials which we now think of as impermanent; the snow gum landscape, the pumice raft floating across the Pacific Ocean, the lichen, seaweeds – vanishing aspects of unseen and rare environments. These new works will be part of ‘Cultivate’ at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney in October.

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

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Alexandra necklace 2014, snow gum leaves, pink coral, glass, silk, silver, 50 cm long

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Snow Gum Shell necklace 2014, snow gum leaves, shells, glass, silver, 69cm long

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Pumice Raft necklace 2014, pumice, silk, 99 cm long

Brush Bronzewing and Red-tailed Phascogale bowl 

Compassionate Voices is a unique exhibition celebrating animals, art and creativity

at Koskela opening 14th August 2014

see for the auction information

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side view of Brush Bronzewing and Red-tailed Phascogale bowl 2014 showing the Red-tailed Phascogale

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Yoga Bowl 2014, painted slip-cast porcelain

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Menopause Memorial tea towels are available as a limited edition.

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10 – 18th May 2014  Menopause Memorial Ware and Other Souvenirs                            China Clay Gallery, 40 Burnie Street, Clovelly

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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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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 1963 necklace, silver & onyx on silk, commissioned 2013 


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

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                            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


Exhibition – 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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