Articles and Reviews

"Drysdale thinks of the development of each series of her vessels, in this case the Tanami series, as a journey back to the sensations and colours that she first experienced traveling through the landscape, engaging with it at a distance and at close quarters.

Both dream and memory are therefore intense fragments of sensation, pattern and colour.

There is no picture, no composition no cipher for the land as whole. There are merely sensations so intense that they can act as a detailed guide to the form of each vessel, to the quality of glazes, the dry, dense or silky surface and the patterns and shadows that fall across it...

...These passionate eidetic memories guide her every move in the studio. Her greatest work happens at the moment that they become the subconscious core of the piece.

All her preparation and research is merely the road to this moment." David Bromfield


Recent Articles

Visual Masters Arts & Crafts Digital Magazine Issue 1 Autumn 2010

Ceramic Art & Perception - Issue 77 2009, "Pippin Drysdale - The Kimberley Series, The Tanami Traces Series" by Ted Snell

Artlink - Lines of Site' Book Review

The new DRYSDALE - Sally Cox The West Australian 16th June 2007

The Australian 26 May 2007 Victoria Laurie

The West Australian - Visual Arts Ric Spencer 21/7/2007


Articles by Dr David Bromfield: Art Critic and Scholar

A Handful of Gems: Pippin Drysdale’s Tanami Traces Series and her Journey Through Ceramic

Ceramics Art & Perception Technical Magazine #50 2002, Tanami (Desert) Traces Series I 2002 written by Dr David Bromfield

Ceramics Art & Perception, December 2002 edition, Pippin Drysdale's Tanami Series written by Dr David Bromfield  

Articles by Ted Snell Professor of Contemporary Art

Pippin Drysdale: lines of sight

Pippin Drysdale: resonance

Article by Pamela Doerhoerfer: Art Critic/writer

Grains of Sand in the Sun

Articles by Dorothy Erickson: Art Critic

Love of Landscape: the ceramics of Pippin Drysdale

Pippin Drysdale Big, Bold and Beautiful


Articles by Margaret Moore:Art Critic

The Lure of the Landscape

Articles by Heide Seele:Art Critic/writer

desert Landscape on Porcelain

Directed by John Takehara Artist /educator

The Diversity of Australian Ceramics

Translated by Richard Mills

In the colors of the desert

Other Articles

Carnegie, Daphne. Tin Glazed Earthenware. UK: Oxford Press, 1993.

Iannou, Norris. Masters of their Craft: Contemporary Decorative and Applied Arts in Australia. Sydney: Craftsman House, 1997.

Lane, Peter. Ceramic Form: Design and Decoration. (rev.) UK, USA, Sydney: Craftsman House, 1997 &1998.

Lane, Peter. Porcelain. UK: Craftsman House, 1995.

Mansfield, Janet. Contemporary Art in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney: Craftsman House, 1995.

Whyman, Caroline. The Complete Potter - Porcelain. UK & USA: unknown, 1995.

Petersen Susan, Craft and Art of Clay (3rd Edition) London: Calman/Thames & Hudson,1999

Artlink Magazine - The Future of Art Vol 19 #2 - A Worthwhile Investment,

The Ceramics of Pippin Drysdale written by Dr Dorothy Erickson pages 16-18, South Australia 1999

Petersen Susan, Contemporary Ceramics London: Calman/King & Hudson, 2000

Ceramics Art & Perception #41 2000 edition, Physical Extension of Memory written by Dr David Bromfield

Petersen Susan, Smashing Glazes London/USA: Calman/King & Hudson, 2001

Australian Ceramic Directory 2001 - Powerhouse Museum NSW (Pottery In Australia)

Artlink Magazine - Art & Enterprise Vol 22 #3 - Backing Winners written by Andrea

Hull Director of Victorian College for the Arts, page 12, South Australia 2002

Artonview - National Gallery of Australia Issue #29 Autumn 2002 - Material Culture - pages 42-48

The Canberra Review, April 6 2002,

Living in a Material World Referencing Material Culture Exhibition

The Canberra Review, May 6-19 2002,

Arts and Culture News Paper

Thorpe In Association with the National Association for the Visual Arts,

Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists, Australia Thorpe 1995

Milner, Sally, Master Works - Decorative & Functional Art, Australia, Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd 2002

ArtBank - Dysart, Dinah/Dunn, Jackie, Australian Art in Public Places, Australia, Department of Communications, Information Technology & The Arts 2001