Merran Esson

Catchment

3 March - 28 March

MERRAN ESSON's investigation into ceramic vessels began with the container not just as a practical device but also as a structure. Catchment refers to both the vessel and perforated forms of ESSON's ceramics and naturally occurring catchments such as basin shaped areas and drainage networks of the land that rely on earth and mineral content and quality to determine their form. The emerging works are a result of this exploration with the interiors evoking a mixture of ideas about containment and implied function.

For ESSON, ceramics is defined by process. Firing clay is the end process and requires an understanding of geology, heat and time. While clay is common, the process of firing and an understanding of the quality and origin of the clay create differences. Creased and cracked surfaces expose where the clay fought against ESSON's will to bend and mould each slab. Her fingers made lined impressions as she has dragged them across the clay. Other works are glazed in ESSON's distinct copper greens, blues and yellows. Sculpted angular surfaces and pierced tactile planes suggest aged and corroded metal of water tanks exposed to the weather and the distinct colour of copper found in treasures buried beneath the sea. These clay vessels invite an exploration of ESSON's affinity with the land. They are suggestive of her rural past in NSW and refer to rural landmarks in the Mannus Valley and the Upper Murray where she spent her childhood as well as her visits to the arid zones of North West New South Wales.

ESSON's buckets are probably more industrial than organic although there is a strong rural element to this work through references to water tanks, silos and corrugated steel, particularly the way they sit isolated in the landscape with a strong presence.

Tumba Tank by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Tumba Tank
hand built ceramic with copper glaze
13 x 15 x 13 cm
SOLD
SOLD
A Different Skin #2 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
A Different Skin #2
terracotta clay
16 x 18 x 20 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Snowgum Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Snowgum Bowl
japanese porcelain
15 x 16 x 16 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Kimbriki Corrugation by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Kimbriki Corrugation
ceramic, copper glaze
75 x 41 x 39 cm
SOLD
SOLD
A Different Skin #1 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
A Different Skin #1
terracotta clay
72 x 43 x 42 cm
For Sale
For Sale
and Let the Rest Slip Through by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
and Let the Rest Slip Through
ceramic, copper glaze
68 x 46 x 43 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Watershed by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Watershed
ceramic, copper glaze
16 x 39 x 32 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Catchment Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Catchment Bowl
ceramic, copper glaze
17 x 32 x 28 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Kimbriki Tank #5 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Kimbriki Tank #5
ceramic, copper glaze
20 x 29 x 29 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Ebb and Flow by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Ebb and Flow
ceramic, copper glaze
11 x 13 x 13 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Divining Vessel by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Divining Vessel
ceramic, copper glaze
15 x 14 x 14 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Roo Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Roo Bowl
ceramic, copper glaze
8 x 15 x 16 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Riverina Bluebell #2 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Riverina Bluebell #2
ceramic, copper glaze
14 x 22 x 14 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Riverina Bluebell #3 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Riverina Bluebell #3
ceramic, copper glaze
12 x 15 x 14 cm
SOLD
SOLD
A Different Skin #3 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
A Different Skin #3
terracotta clay
15 x 17 x 17 cm
For Sale
For Sale
A Different Skin #4 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
A Different Skin #4
terracotta clay
15 x 17 x 17 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Kimbriki Tank #1 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Kimbriki Tank #1
ceramic, copper glaze
15 x 18 x 18 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Kimbriki Tank #2 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Kimbriki Tank #2
ceramic, copper glaze
12 x 16 x 14 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Kimbriki Tank #3 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Kimbriki Tank #3
ceramic, copper glaze
14 x 16.5 x 17 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Kimbriki Tank #4 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Kimbriki Tank #4
ceramic, copper glaze
14 x 17 x 18 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Kimbriki Tank #6 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Kimbriki Tank #6
ceramic, copper glaze
13 x 22 x 23 cm
SOLD
SOLD
A Bowl for St Sebastian #1 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
A Bowl for St Sebastian #1
japanese porcelain
15 x 16 x 16 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Marching Ants by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Marching Ants
ceramic, copper glaze
21 x 37 x 32 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Divining Choreographer by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Divining Choreographer
ceramic, copper glaze
19 x 11 x 11cm
SOLD
SOLD
Riverina Bluebell #1 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Riverina Bluebell #1
ceramic, copper glaze
12 x 12 x 11 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Choreograph in Red by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Choreograph in Red
japanese porcelain
12 x 15 x 13 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Doodlebugging by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Doodlebugging
ceramic, copper glaze
30 x 12 x 12 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Just White by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Just White
japanese porcelain
12.5 x 15 x 15 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Divining Jug by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Divining Jug
ceramic, copper glaze
15 x 15 x 10 cm
SOLD
SOLD
No Red (Kissed by Copper) by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
No Red (Kissed by Copper)
japanese porcelain
14 x 18 x 17 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Panning for Gold by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Panning for Gold
ceramic, copper glaze
13 x 18 x 16 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Red Blush Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Red Blush Bowl
japanese porcelain
6.5 x 16 x 16 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Red Faced by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Red Faced
japanese porcelain
13 x 13 x 12 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Red River Gum by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Red River Gum
japanese porcelain
15 x 18 x 18 cm
SOLD
SOLD
White Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
White Bowl
japanese porcelain
8 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Yellow Pail by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Yellow Pail
ceramic, copper glaze
15 x 19 x 19 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Pod Stack #2 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Pod Stack #2
ceramic
64 x 20 x 17 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Green Tank by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Green Tank
ceramic, copper glaze
15 x 19 x 20 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Tall Copperburr by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Tall Copperburr
ceramic, copper glaze
101 x 33 x 28 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Green Copperburr by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Green Copperburr
ceramic, copper glaze
91 x 24 x 30 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Spoon #1 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Spoon #1
ceramic, copper glaze
43 x 9.5 x 3 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Spoon #2 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Spoon #2
ceramic, copper glaze
32.5 x 10 x 4.5 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Spoon #3 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Spoon #3
ceramic, copper glaze
34.5 x 11.5 x 4 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Spoon #4 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Spoon #4
ceramic, copper glaze
39.5 x 11 x 2 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Spoon #5 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Spoon #5
ceramic, copper glaze
44.5 x 9 x 2 cm
For Sale
For Sale
A Different Skin #5 by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
A Different Skin #5
terracotta clay
13 x 13 x 13 cm
For Sale
For Sale