Mick Guthrie Art
"Handmade animal and human figurines, made from clay, have been with us since as early as 24,000 BC. From the earliest times, we have been making things out of readily available mud. It feels good to work and can be fired in an open fire. It is the simplicity and raw nature of clay that attracts me to this medium.
The pieces on display are all individually hand-rolled earthenware clay pieces and are glazed and kiln-fired to over 1,000 degrees celsius at my home studio in Kingsford, NSW.
Great stories like Australia’s Ned Kelly story, the legendary ANZACs, the pearl divers from the north-west of Australia and Australia’s iconic animals lure me in with their dramatic nature. Further afield, the Terracotta Army and its narrative have inspired the Qin Dynasty pieces."~ Mick Guthrie
Mick Guthrie is a Sydney based Irish Australian Artist who was born in Galway, Ireland. Mick is interested in clay sculpture and Photography. In 2018 he achieved a Master of Art in Photomedia with Excellence. Great stories, that stand the test of time, is the inspiration for his clay sculptured works.
Michael is self-taught in ceramic sculpture. Drawing on his engineering background he has been able to discover for himself, an individual set of clay sculpting and firing rules, always enjoying the troubleshooting and creative process. This has allowed
Michael to create beautiful and unique works. Many cultural influences, from all over the world, come into play in Mick’s work.
His work has been sold through the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Canberra, where Michael and his wife Nicole developed a special range of merchandise for the NGA’s “Book of Kells” exhibition. In addition to private galleries, his works have sold through the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. In the past, Mick’s work has been exhibited at a number of shows and through a number of galleries, including the Mosman Community Art Gallery. He exhibited a video work and some
photographic prints through Annandale Galleries in 2015.
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