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Fleur Schell has been a professional ceramic artist for over 15 years. She grew up near the small Wheatbelt town of Goomalling, Western Australia building things with her hands. She loved play dough and Sculpey from a young age and remembers building lines of teapots with strange ears and large teeth out of clay along the edge of the dam on her family’s farm.
In 1993 she completed a Diploma of Production Pottery and Perth TAFE. In 1996, She graduated from Curtin University with a Degree in Visual Art and in 1997 she attended the Hobart School of Art in Tasmania to complete her honours in ceramics.
Fleur’s work imitates her life. Her children Heidi and Harry are her muses and she produces intricate and detailed porcelain pieces as canvas for the adventures of this mischievous duo. Each piece reflects elements of play and innocence as we see the world through a tiny child’s eyes.
“Without their insight, their belief in magic and the value they place on seemingly less important or insignificant things surrounding us, I would have far less interesting stories to tell.” Fleur Schell