Pippin Drysdale

b. 1943

Pippin Drysdale is regarded as the foremost interpreter of the Australian landscape in the field of ceramics. Her works are known for their intensity of colour and linear markings that interpret the artist’s relationship with the Australian natural environment.

Drysdale has been a member of The Australian Ceramics Association since commencing her career in the 1970s and has been active as a member of the ceramics community – exhibiting, holding workshops, undertaking residencies both nationally and internationally. Her works have been collected by galleries, museums, curators and private collectors worldwide.

Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, Pippin’s career spans over 50 years, over half of which has been a hugely successful collaboration with Warwick Palmateer who throws the vessels that Pippin decorates in her iconic style.

‘I am inspired by landscape and am driven to capture its essential beauty. My porcelain vessels record my journeys through Australia’s unique and varied environments. The various series trace my travels to the Pinnacles north of Perth, to the Eastern Goldfields and the salt lakes in the interior of Western Australia. A digression to Pakistan resulted in a series of vibrant works inspired by that impressive land and the largest single work I have ever made. Visits to the Tatami Desert saw a more delicately decorated collection and another to the north of the State – the Kimberley and interaction with Aboriginal people is resulting in another series of really strong collections.’  – Pippin Drysdale, 2022




In Blog

Pippin Drysdale and Simon Fieldhouse – Finalists in Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Image above: Pippin Drysdale  Breakaway Series III – Knox Gorge Meridian Group  2022  porcelain  dimensions variable. Enquire about this work.  …

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Pippin Drysdale, Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Janet Luxton and Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2022 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize.

Sarah Tomasetti  Incoming Snows (Uttarakhand Series)  2022  oil on Roman black fresco plaster  83x150cm   Congratulations to artists Pippin Drysdale, …

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Holly Grace & Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti From Balpatta X 2024 145 x 150 cm pigment oil and marble dust on fresco Congratulations to Holly …

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