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These beautiful hand-built pottery is by the Aboriginal Arrernte people of Central Australia at Hermannsburg, west of Alice Springs on the Finke River. The Hermannsburg Potters is a unique and significant art center that is internationally known for their unique collection of lidded pots made using the traditional hand-coil technique and decorated with owls, birds, animals and landscapes in bright colors.

Rona Panangka Rubuntja Cockatoo Acrylic paint & glaze on ceramic 26 x 24 x 35 cm POA Many of the Hermannsburg potters are descendants of Albert Namatjira and influenced by his use of modern style and deep connection to the land. Hermannsburg potters continue this tradition in their pots, decorated with scenes from the Western MacDonnell Ranges and telling stories in clay with their own unique artistic twist.

Rahel Kngwarria Ungwanaka Owl Acrylic paint & glaze on ceramic 30 x 44 x 28 cm POA Many of the Hermannsburg potters are descendants of Albert Namatjira and influenced by his use of modern style and deep connection to the land. Hermannsburg potters continue this tradition in their pots, decorated with scenes from the Western MacDonnell Ranges and telling stories in clay with their own unique artistic twist.

Rona Panangka Rubuntja Bandicoot Acrylic paint & glaze on ceramic 22 x 22 x 33 cm POA Many of the Hermannsburg potters are descendants of Albert Namatjira and influenced by his use of modern style and deep connection to the land. Hermannsburg potters continue this tradition in their pots, decorated with scenes from the Western MacDonnell Ranges and telling stories in clay with their own unique artistic twist.

Ungwanaka, Rahel Night Owl, (year unknown) hand-built terracotta with painted underglazes and sculpted lid, 40cm - Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2010.

Claire Prenton - from an exhibition showing ceramic pieces alongside the tools used to make them - Claire says: My favorite tool is one I make myself from plastic hotel room key cards, I cut them up in to different shapes and use them to add texture, pattern and intricate detail