Ceramics is a medium especially suited to memorialising the intimacies of the everyday. Sassy Park's work plays with the accepted ideas of ceramics and art genres to express ideas of vulnerability and fragility. Pots speak of their own fallibility and painted figurative sculptures express an empathy through her subject matter of poignant characters. Her work draws the viewer in, to look more closely, to notice detail and engage with the object. Using scale and humour, Park's figures and pots reflect equally on questions of history and its representation as with the small moments of life.

Sassy Park is a graduate from the National Art School in Sydney with a Masters degree in ceramics. Previous degrees and awards include Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts in painting;  N.S.W. Travelling scholarship; The Muswellbrook Art Prize; N.E. Pethebridge Ceramic Award and the Mansfield Ceramics Art and Perception Magazine Award. Residencies include Hill End Artist Residency and the National Art School Onslow Storrier studio residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, undertaken in 2022. Her work is held in a number of state gallery collections including the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.


© Sassy Park

photography © Karl Schwerdtfeger