Connie Augoustinos is an emerging artist and maker creating ceramic sculptural vessels reminiscent of ritualistic artefacts. She undertook a Bachelor of Visual Art, specializing in Ceramics at University of South Australia, then went on to complete the associate training program at JamFactory where her studio now resides. With an intuitive making process, her work considers the history of clay through origin stories, mythology and archaeology as well as the natural world. Her practise predominantly uses the coil hand-building and pinching techniques, playing with scale and surface. The slow process of hand-making is reflected in the product – each piece is unique, imbued with patience and meaning.
In Connie’s words:
"Creating and working with clay helps me explore and make sense of my cultural identity. Connecting me to the women in my family who have come before me; to place; and, more broadly, to the women who came before us all; the forgotten notion of the female deity and, even further, to the wonder and beauty of nature. The placement, attachment and pinch of each coil of clay used to build my vessels help weave the past and present."