/ / Artist Bios 2020

Claudia De Salvo is a Gold Coast based, interdisciplinary emerging artist. In 2014 she completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art, majoring in interdisciplinary sculpture, and in 2016 she completed her Masters in Creative Production and Arts Management at the Queensland University of Technology. Her practice investigates the functional, conceptual and physical potential of ceramics as both a medium and a process. When Claudia isn’t in the studio developing her sculptural practice she’s either at the pottery wheel developing her line of functional ceramicware or teaching pottery classes at Mas and Mieke Ceramic House.

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2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Critically Endangered, Claudia De Salvo

In the wake of the destruction caused by extreme bushfire events are a group of twenty-two critically endangered plant species, their habitats scorched potentially beyond repair. These crematory urns force us to confront the inevitable reality that many of these species face. Each vessel is glazed using local wood ash. Whilst in this instance the ash has been immortalized through the firing process, the reality is that many critically endangered species will simply disappear back into the earth once they’ve been burned.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.