Living Treasures : Masters of Australian Craft PRUE VENABLES

11 Mar to 24 Apr 2022

Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft Prue Venables is an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition, presented with assistance from the Australian Government Visions of Australia program.

Presenting an outstanding body of work by one of Australia’s most acclaimed ceramicists; Prue Venables is the ninth artist in the Australian Design Centre series Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft, which celebrates the achievements of Australia’s most iconic crafts practitioners.

The work of Prue Venables shows a true mastery of materials. She demonstrates a profound understanding of porcelain- the most precious and temperamental of clays, whose fine-grain and opaque qualities are expressed in rigorous works of refined detail. Venables’ handmade functional artworks possess clarity, luminosity and a quiet beauty.

Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft Prue Venables is a major Australian Design Centre exhibition, traveling to 13 venues across Australia from 2019 – 2022 as part of ADC On Tour.


Prue Venables is a multi-award winning, major Australian ceramicist.

Educated at the Harrow College of Art in London, with a Masters of Fine Art -Ceramics from RMIT, Prue has been practising her craft since 1977. With a distinguished exhibition history, Prue has also mentored and taught generations of ceramicists.

Prue’s work is collected by major institutions and public galleries and private institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, UK, USA, Canada and Japan. She is a former President of Craft Victoria, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London

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Main Image: Living Treasures, Prue Venables, Group Of Forms, Black Ovals & Yellow Sieve, 2018. Image by Terence Bogue.