Johnston & Green x Dianne Collins Ceramics
Exhibition: 24-26 March, 2017, Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery, 1297-1299 High St Malvern Vic 3144. Times: Friday 24 March 11am-6pm, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March 10am – 5pm
Johnston & Green and Dianne Collins Ceramics are collaborating to produce unique leather handbags incorporating beautiful ceramic tiles made by Dianne. Caroline and Dianne realised they shared a similar design aesthetic and a deep appreciation of each other’s work. This new collection has developed over the past year with a sharing of ideas, designs, colours and techniques. This collection, together with their independent works will be shown at the exhibition at the Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery on 24 – 26 March from 10am – 4pm.
Johnston & Green: Melbourne based Caroline Johnston is the designer and maker for Johnston & Green’s range of high quality handbags and small leather goods that are classical with a modern twist. The early design influences in her life are reflected in the collection with an elegant simplicity of design, good functionality and appealing colours. Caroline is well known for designing and producing very high quality products, and for her skill in selecting beautiful leathers and suedes and thrives on designing and creating things of beauty.
Dianne Collins Ceramics: Dianne Collins is a Melbourne based potter with a studio in the leafy northern suburb of St Helena. Originally studying ceramics for a year in Japan as an exchange student, the subtle Japanese influence emerges from her delicate wheel thrown functional ware. Dianne strives to create functional pieces that draw the hand to touch, that enhance and become treasured everyday pleasures.
This March exhibition launches a new collection exploring visual and textural connections with nature. Contrasting the organic variation of pattern and colour with the exquisite structures, symmetry and repetition found in Nature’s designs. There are new works in the popular Copperware Collection and fresh botanical studies of indigenous flora.