Danica Wichtermann is a Perth Hills-based ceramic artist, who is inspired by the nature she lives amongst and loves so dearly – the Great Australian Bush. Her work starts on the pottery wheel. Over time, mounds of porcelain clay evolve to become a canvas for intricate carving and line work, with inlayed and painted glazes creating bold contrast. Each vessel has a soft, tactile quality, and a weighted base; making them ideal for holding a beautiful selection of flowers, or sturdy standalone ceramic sculptures.
Danica’s work is hand and artist-made, created in her home studio. There is no factory, no production line, just a constant movement in the work, as she grows and learns. It all gets translated through her hands into the finished piece. Her works are known for capturing a unique essence of our stunning and diverse flora and fauna.
Danica completed her formal education studying a Diploma of Education and a BA in Fine Arts at Curtin University. She is a high school teacher and operates her own studio – Rediscover Ceramics, where she conducts workshops, private tuition and masterclasses. Danica has won multiple awards for her work, participates in numerous exhibitions, and is represented by multiple galleries and private and public collections across Australia and abroad.
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Images courtesy of Danica Wichtermann. Photography by Steve Cooke