|1943||Born in Melbourne, Autralia|
|1986||Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia|
|Since 1997||Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Art , Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia|
|Since 2007||Master of Australian Craft|
The Australian sandstone hills and mountains with their characteristic stripes and coloration are the most important sources of inspiration for Pippin Drysdale’s recent works. Developing a palette of colors and carving the fine lines into the vessels’ surfaces is a time-consuming process, fraught with risk and potentially thwarted by flaws incurred during the subsequent firing process. Yet it’s precisely due to this balancing act that these vessels radiate an inimitable presence that captivates the beholder. Arranged into tablescapes, they represent the topography of ant hills and mountain ranges, of stretches of flat spinifex grassland and steep ridges. The Australian Crafts Council honored Drysdale’s oeuvre by awarding her the title of Master of Australian Craft in 2007.