Joseph Silver Ceramics

As a self-taught potter my ceramics practice has been a gradual progression, beginning during high-school, progressing during university and finally, after taking up far too much space in various share-houses around Melbourne, evolving into the pottery studio I have in Tasmania today.

I’m attracted to the level of unknowns associated with ceramics. There are so many variables that it’s like modern-day alchemy, in essence we’re turning glorified mud into something beautiful, like lead into gold.

And while our work can last thousands of years, it’s not plastic, not synthetic. It is organic, rooted in the environment. There’s something nice about the fact that pottery is made of the earth.