Artist of the Month February 2018
Willi Michalski – Studio Potter
93 McCarrs Creek Road
Church Point NSW 2105
Phone: 02 9997 1933
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For the past 30 years master ceramicist, Willi Michalski, has been creating one-off pieces in his Church Point studio on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Willi has spent decades researching and refining his technique for glaze-on-glaze decoration and, gas reduction firing, with resounding success. Over the years he has developed his own unique style, often creating generously sized pieces, with immediately identifiable sculptural forms.
Ceramicist Willi Michalski
For almost as long as he has been potting, Willi has been teaching others the skills required to see a ceramic creation through to completion. He has taught literally thousands of students throughout his time at Mosman Evening College, and through private lessons. It brings him great joy to see the excitement on the faces of his students as they see their finished piece for the first time.
Over the course of a long career, Willi has been highlighted in solo shows, group exhibitions as well as his well-attended annual home show. His works are represented in public collections in Australia, as well as in private collections both in Australia and overseas.
Willi Michalski is known particularly for his subtle yet beautiful glazes and for his remarkable large-scale platters and sculptural pieces. He continues to pot from his home studio tucked away amongst the trees in Church Point, NSW.
Willi Michalski prepares for another kiln firing May 2015 - photo by Jennifer Michalski
Like so many artists, who draw inspiration from the land they live on, Willi is heavily influenced by the landscape surrounding his studio on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. His works reflect the forms and issues linked to the environment he is immersed in.
Willi Michalski Ceramics are individually hand-made by the artist in his Sydney studio.
To commission a unique Willi Michalski Studio piece please CONTACT US.
Each year Willi has an Open Studio Weekend or a Christmas Sale - or both. Keep up to date by visiting his facebook, instagram or website pages for the next event.
Shipping: Pick up is from Sydney’s Northern Beaches or shipping via Australia Post at additional cost.
If you would are from interstate or overseas, please contact us for a shipping estimate.
Willi Michalski, 2016 Works at Winter Exhibition held at Avalon Beach SLSC as part of the Pittwater Artists Trail; with Bottle - Yellow; Springtime stoneware, chrome yellow glaze and Platter in stand - Venice stoneware, cobalt glaze with decoration
Beautiful porcelain clay bowls with elegant chun glaze. Both hand-thrown in McCarrs Creek, NSW, and both have Willi's maker's mark.
These would each (or both) look beautiful on a shelf alone, or as part of a still life, and would be equally as lovely for use in everyday dining.
Small 10x16cm with a small red copper flush - $110 - Medium 11x19cm, all white $140
Wondrous holey vessels
We could all use a little more beauty in our lives and this sculpture of a small bird on a pillar is just the thing.
Calmly minimalist, handmade on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, this piece is utterly unique.
Finished in a classic white glaze, measuring 225mm x 70 mm, featuring the marker’s mark (at base).
225mm x 70mm – hand sculpted bird on pillar – $140