Marea Gazzard was a sculptor in clay and bronze. After training in ceramics, she studied sculpture with Lyndon Dadswell and had her first solo exhibition in 1963. She began casting in bronze in 1969 and executed major commissions for the Art Gallery NSW, Parliament House, Canberra and elsewhere. She was also one of the principal founders of the Crafts Council of Australia and the former president of the World Craft Council.
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW
An exhibition of three generations of studio ceramics in Australia, from the 1960s when potters were influenced by Bernard Leach’s understanding of Japanese aesthetics, to a more liberated creative approach. It was drawn in its entirety from the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.