This post was originally published on the 10th August 2016
Working from a bushland setting in country Victoria, Bridget Bodenham creates beautifully tactile ceramics for the home. We are delighted to discover a little more about Bridget’s process in this interview below. Don’t miss Bridget’s Brisbane debut at the Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds this 22-24 June!
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label.
I have always loved making things and drawing so after secondary school I decided to study a Diploma of Ceramics, completing it in 2006. I was then successful in an Australian council grant and began to set up my studio on my Mums property. Year after year I became more confident in developing a visual language and started to see consistent results. I am drawn to objects that show the makers process and are tactile. Currently I am exploring multiples of dishes that when put together create a unique way of presenting a special dish, I also enjoy making jewellery and plant related forms such as planters and vases.
What would be one piece of advice you would give a first time seller at The Finders Keepers?
Only present original work that you are proud of.
Tell us something exciting that you have planned for Bridget Bodenham
I am outgrowing my current studio and plan to build a new purpose based space starting soon! It will have customised areas for each process and will be solar powered with lots of natural light! I plan to take some time away from my practice to assist in the construction which should be fun!
Name one resource that your label could not live without.
Instagram is a world of inspiration and a great way to connect to like minded makers. I love to see my work in use and it has been a very powerful brand building tool.
Tell us about your favourite product from your collection.
My favourite piece changes all the time every kiln load theres always a surprise piece and often these are kept for my own collection. Currently I am really enjoying making tableware in many multiples. A simple cup can always be a challenge and will be an ongoing exploration! I enjoy playing with the way it fits in your hands and how much gold is just enough to add some spark!