Monday, October 20, 2008
I went to Sydney last week and visited Planet and Planet Commonwealth. Ross has been stocking my work for a few years now and I LOVE being part of his vision and dealing with Planet.
Being an artist can be very demoralising, often you are forced to knock on doors that are politely (or rudely) slammed in your face. Ross has given me very sound advice over the years. He is clear about what he is looking for and the aesthetic he is building with Planet, and he has always been extremely kind with criticism.
Walking into Planet is such an aesthetically pleasurable experience. The colours are warm and the dedication to quality handmade products is obvious. Ross designs the furniture which is all one-off, simple clean lines made of Australian timber. The drawers are weighted so they almost close themselves with a gentle "click".
Planet represents some of the most exciting ceramicists in Australia, here is a sample....
Susan Hipgrave plates
Hermie Cornelisse and Szilvia Gyorgy lights