Michaela Kloeckner

Represented Artist

Michaela Kloeckner

Represented Artist

Michaela Kloeckner has been a ceramicist since 1982. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards including the prestigious Gold Coast 3D Art and Design Award in 2004. As life itself, Michaela’s work is ever changing and evolving.

Her works are inspired by the architecture & landscape around her as well as her travels to China.

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Michaela Kloeckner has been a ceramicist since her workshop training in 1982 with Master Potter Errol Barnes at Lyre Bird Ridge Pottery in Springbrook, Australia.
As a competent production potter she established her own studio pottery in 1986. In 1990 her work moved from the purely functional to special exhibition pieces. Michaela has exhibited both nationally and internationally and she has won numerous awards including the prestigious Gold Coast 3D Art and Design Award in 2004.
As life itself, Michaela’s work is ever changing and evolving. She is a dynamic teacher and students benefit from her knowledge and her passion for the subject. Her work ‘Urban Vessels” is inspired by the architecture of the ever expanding Skyline of the Surfers Paradise High-rise buildings on the Gold Coast, Australia, where she has lived since 1981. A pottery study tour to China in 2008 provided the inspiration for her latest series of the “not so ancient” 3-legged vessels and ceramic pillows.

EDUCATION AND APPOINTMENTS

2016 Clay Gulgong, Gulgong NSW AUSTRALIA
2015 Ceramics Triennale, Canberra ACT AUSTRALIA
2015 War and Peace, artists exchange with Australian, NZ and Turkish artists, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2014 Karatsu Workshop JAPAN
2013 Spring Fever, Sunshine Coast AUSTRALIA – demonstrator
2013 Meeting Place, ACE Inc. Asian Artists Exchange and Exhibition, Arts Centre Gold Coast AUSTRALIA
2012 Ceramics Symposium, Gordola, SWITZERLAND
2011 Cultural Waves, Australian/Korean Artists exchange, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2010 – 1999 Visual Arts Trainer, Ceramics Department, AICA College, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2010 Cert IV in Visual Arts and Contemporary Crafts
2010 Selected and invited, 38th Gangjin Celadon Festival, KOREA
2008 Pottery Study Tour – Shanghai, Jingdezhen CHINA
2007 International Creative Community Artists Exchange, Ulsan, KOREA
2000 Artists Exchange, Koishiwara, JAPAN
2000/2007 Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, AUSTRALIA
1999 Speaker, 9th National Ceramics Conference, Perth WA AUSTRALIA
1996 – 1994 President, Gold Coast and Albert Potter’s Association, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
1986 – 1984 Production Thrower, Beech Mountain Pottery, Beechmont QLD AUSTRALIA
1983 – 1982 Trainee, Lyre Bird Ridge Pottery, Springbrook QLD AUSTRALIA

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Love, Eat, Play, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2009 Tokonoma Gallery, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2007 Dansey Gallery, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2001 Fusions Gallery, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1998 Fusions Gallery, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1996 Pilatus Haus, Oberammergau GERMANY

Group Exhibitions

2016 Cuppa: A Cup Survey, Makers Gallery, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
2016 Made In Queensland – Ode to the Souvenir, Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD AUSTRALIA
2016 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2016 War and Peace 2, Cankaya Municipality Contemporary Arts Centre, AnkaraTURKEY
2016 Ode To The Souvenir, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2015 Sexy – A Ceramics Expose, Group Show, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2015 Gold Coast Potters Annual Exhibition, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2015 War and Peace, Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD AUSTRALIA
2014 A Tribute to Michael Jackson’s 10 Best film Clips, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2013 The Art of Cirque du Soleil, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2013 SunShine Coast 3d Art Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery QLD AUSTRALIA
2012 Northern Style, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW AUSTRALIA
2012 The Art of Spain, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2012 Pacific Rim Connections, Azuma Gallery, Seattle USA
2011 Northern Style, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW AUSTRALIA
2009 Prometheus Visual Art Award, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2008 Prometheus Visual Art Award, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2007 Prometheus Visual Art Award, Gold Coast QLD AUSTRALIA
2002 International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast, QLD AUSTRALIA
2002 Finalist, Memento Awards, Brisbane QLDAUSTRALIA
2001 International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast, QLD AUSTRALIA
2001 Finalist, Memento Awards, Brisbane QLD AUSTRALIA
1998 China Exhibition, Gold Coast City Council QLD AUSTRALIA
1997 Noumea Exhibition, Gold Coast City Council QLD AUSTRALIA
1996 International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast, QLD AUSTRALIA
1992 International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast, QLD AUSTRALIA

ACHIEVEMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

Awards

2017 Finalist – Brisbane Art Prize
2013 Highly Commended – Surf Art Exhibition (Surf World)
2006 Highly Commended – Border Art Prize,
2006 D’Arcy Doyle Sculpture Art Award
2005 D’Arcy Doyle Sculpture Art Award
2004 Gold Coast 3D Design and Art Award
2000 – 1991 Numerous Local Awards, Gold Coast, Australia
1997 Honorary Mention, Exhibition of small Ceramics, Zagreb, Croatia

Grants

2012 Rapid Response Cultural Development Fund, Gold Coast City Council, Australia
2003 Rapid Response Cultural Development Fund, Gold Coast City Council, Australia
1999 Individual Professional Development Grant, Gold Coast City Council, Australia
1982 Trainee Grant, Australia Crafts Council, Australia

Commissions

2010 – 2000 Various projects, Corporate Art Gallery, Burleigh Heads, Australia
1997 Excellence in Art Award Trophies, Gold Coast City Council, Australia
1996 Robina Town Centre Community Art Project, Gold Coast, Australia

Professional Experience

2010-1999 Visual Arts Trainer, Ceramics Department, AICA College, Gold Coast, Australia
2010 Selected and invited, 38th Gangjin Celadon Festival, Korea
2008 Pottery Study Tour – China, Shanghai, Jingdezhen
2007 International Creative Community Artists Exchange, Ulsan, Korea
2000 Artists Exchange, Koishiwara, Japan
1999 Speaker, 9th National Ceramics Conference, Perth, Australia
1994-1996 President, Gold Coast and Albert Potter’s Association, Gold Coast, Australia

PUBLICATIONS

2016 ‘Stepping Up’, the Australian Ceramics Triennale,New Ceramics,  1/16, published article
2015 ‘Stone Samplers’, New Ceramics , Suvira McDonald, published article
2015 ‘Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award’, New Ceramics 5/15 , published article
2013 New Ceramics, Volume 5, publication, Gulgong (pg 52/53) and Gordola (pg 42/43)
2013 New Ceramics, Volume 2, publication, International Gold Coast Ceramic Award, (pg 46/47)
2013 New Ceramics, Volume 1, publication, Subversive Clay, Adelaide Conference,)pg 42/43)
2013 500 Teapots, Lark Books, United States
2010 Ceramics: Art & Perception, No81 (page 20/21/22)
2010 500 Vases, Lark Books, United States
2009 New Ceramics, Volume 4/09, Germany/International – (Pages 32-34)
2003 Pottery in Australia, Volume 42, No 2 (page 68, 69)
1999 Craft Arts International, No 47, Portfolio No 186 (page 113)
1997 Pottery in Australia, Volume 36, No 4 (page 53, 54, 55)
1990 Neue Keramik, Germany, (page 550)

COLLECTIONS

Gold Coast City Art Gallery – Australia
Koishiwara – Japan
Jingdezhen – China
Gangjin – Korea
Private collections wordwide
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