Simone Kentley is a Melbourne based ceramic artist making handbuilt functional wares from her home studio. Pottery is a much loved creative and meditative practice for Simone, in between her time caring for her two young children and working as a primary school teacher.
Simone’s ceramic practice channels her love and appreciation of nature for its immense beauty and capacity for sustaining, restoring and healing. Many of her pieces are handpainted with Australian natives, loved for their strength and striking colours and textures. These detailed underglazed pieces are complemented by a more organic range of functional tableware and vases that are glazed simply to highlight the tones and textures of the natural clay body and the blooms placed within.
A vase may sit beautifully alone, but might also encourage you to look more closely as you go for a walk so that you might fill it with a spring blossom or some winter wattle. Each piece is formed by loving hand in the hope that it might one day find its way to your home and add beauty to your daily rituals.
Please get in touch if you would like to visit the studio or discuss potential projects or orders.