Charmaine Ball is an emerging WA artist with a background in graphic design and this has shaped her approach to sculpture and painting. She graduated from NMTafe in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts and presently works from a studio at Artsource, Fremantle.
Charmaine has been involved in many group exhibitions since graduating namely at Gallery Central, Nyisztor Studio and Heathcote Gallery. She was awarded the Clyde & Co Art Award in 2017 and the City of Melville Sculpture Award in 2018.
Her work explores the use of geometry, optical effects and repetition and the interplay between the rhythmic elements and underlying grid structure. She finds this repetitive process calming and meditative. Her hand-built sculptures have a strong architectural presence. They are made of white stoneware clay that is bisque fired, giving the forms an organic tactile finish.
Featured WorkSad Angles and No Openings
- Year: 2019
- Materials: White stoneware, paper clay, metal base
- Size: 146 x 33 x 16 cm, Base: 6 x 58 x 52 cm
- Price: $3,000
Bricks can decorate, insulate and protect. In this large ceramic sculpture, I have twisted the familiar into a form that is dynamic and unexpected. The faceted shapes are both geometric and tactile, and speak of the importance of bricks as an architectural material.