I spent this morning browsing the new Freeland Gallery website, which has been redesigned to provide images and scholarly information on Australian post-1950 studio ceramics. Also in scope are Japanese ceramics, prints (Hanga) and folk art, and British, Korean and New Zealand ceramics that reveal cross-influences and connections. After a career as a teacher, researcher and social policy advocate, John Freeland took over Janet Mansfield’s Ceramic Art Gallery in Paddington, Sydney, in April 2006, but has now chosen to share his passion for studio ceramics online, dealing in both primary and secondary market works, curating occasional exhibitions at rented gallery spaces, and providing consultancy services. The emphasis will be on works of aesthetic, historic or cultural significance, with a preference for stoneware and wood-firing.
This website has now been closed down. An archived version can be found here.