About Crackpot

Crackpot comprises four ceramists living and working on Sydney's Northern Beaches. We opened our doors in March 2021 with the intention of establishing an exhibition space for artists to exhibit and sell their work.  Covid and lockdown threw a few spanners in the works but we refused to give up and are now moving forward to 2022 and beyond.  Show us the ART!

 

Our gallery features various exhibitions throughout the year.  Our aim is to display the works of artists - local and external, established or emerging - in collections that may not be found in other Sydney art spaces.

Are you interested in exhibiting your work?  Our gallery is available for you to hire and put on your own exhibition.  Contact us for more details.

 

Fancy getting your hands into some clay?  Be creative and build your own work of art. Or learn how to throw clay on a wheel. Have fun at a hands-on clay workshop at Crackpot Studios.

You can book in for one of our scheduled beginners workshops. Or if you would like to celebrate a birthday or special event through clay creation, get in touch!  We can host a 2.5hr clay workshop specific to your event for 6 to 12 people. BYO food and drinks.

Meet The Team

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Sarah Robertson

Sarah has a background in visual arts, but turned her eye to ceramics in 2014.

Her focus is to produce bodies of work depicting dry-glazed baobab trees, saggar-fired eggs in a range of sizes and colours and, more recently, using dioramas as a social commentary on our activities during Covid

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Mandie Robertston

Mandie is a ceramic artist and teacher.

She completed her Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts (Ceramics) after being inspired by her mother Raku firing when she was a child.

 

Mandie specialises in hand building to create a range of sculptural and functional objects. The forms are inspired by ‘pebbles’, which she finds meditative to create but also to view and hold, producing ‘quality in a simple form’.

 

Mandie has always loved exploring beaches and riverbeds, filling her pockets with little stones and pebbles. She believes each one has a story to tell. 

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Caroline Wright

Caroline's love of fibre has been instilled through the talented female generations of her family. 

 

This led to a natural progression to turn her attention to clay, exploring the relationship between the two mediums.

Her ceramic work forms showcase the amazing ability of clay to highlight the knitted and crocheted stitches.

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Bridget Wilis

Bridget's work blends alternative glazing techniques with figurative shapes showcasing the beauty of the human form. 

She is particularly drawn to the processes of raku and saggar firing.  Her glazes portray textural colouring to portray the unique landscapes seen throughout her exploration of the world.