gabi.jpgGabi Sturman

Gabi began studying Ceramic design at Monash University in 1993 and completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours 1st Class) in Ceramic Design in 1997.
Having successfully applied for an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, she went on to complete her Masters of Arts (Ceramic Design) in 2001.

Gabi has always been passionate about art and ceramics and she has drawn much of her inspiration from the shapes and colours of the natural environment.

This love of nature and the natural elements, especially the rainforest environment, is a factor that led to a move, with her family, to Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands in 2007.

Gabi works from her new ceramics studio near Yungaburra, using a wide a range of ceramic materials, glazes and techniques to produce some very unique and beautiful pieces of artwork.

Inspired by the scenery and tranquility of the local environment, her work is warm and tactile and clearly reflects the beauty of natural world.

Artist's Statement:

"I find the richness and diversity of the flora and fauna of our wet tropics rainforest fascinating. During many walks through the rainforest, I enjoy observing the amazing diversity of all the plants and wildlife of this very special place.
I hope to emulate the preciousness of even the most simple and humble of species in my work.
By taking the small and often overlooked out of context and in macro scale, allows one to have a greater appreciation of its unique form and natural beauty."