Larissa Warren

June 24 + 25 2023


The Waldie’s gang are excited to welcome Larissa Warren of Ratbag Studios (Tambourine Mt – Qld)  to our fair isle and we’re stoked to be hosting two mid-winter events not to be missed. More info here


Larissa’s ceramic practise is driven by her fascination with the minerals and clays underneath, the layers of the earth and how we uncover them.

She says, Echoing my local landscape and using raw volcanic clays from nearby properties here on Tamborine Mountain, Australia, I look to geological metamorphosis and histories when developing my concepts.

I like to combine organic textures, patterns and coloured clays into the surfaces of my ceramic vessels rather than use glazes. I do this by creating free formed nerikomi blocks of contrasting wild clays and stained porcelains, which I then inlay into the walls of my slip cast, wheel thrown and slab ware. These designs are structural and not just a surface matter. The transformative and technical properties of my ceramic materials drive much of my practise and extends upon my passion for exploiting porcelain’s possibilities and boundaries.

Read more about Larissa and check out images of her work at or on insta @ratbagstudios



Kate Rich

March 2020 – March 2022

Kate Rich is a trade artist and feral economist, born in Australia and living in Bristol UK. She is co-founder of the Bureau of Inverse Technology (BIT), an international agency producing an array of critical information products including economic and ecologic indices, event-triggered webcam networks and animal operated emergency broadcast devices. Since 2003 she has run Feral Trade, a long-range economic experiment and underground freight network, utilising the spare carrying capacity of the art world to transport coffee, olive oil and other goods internationally. Kate is volunteer finance manager at Bristol’s artist-run Cube Microplex, system administrator for the art-server collective and a land-based member of the Sail Cargo Alliance, an assembly of traders, brokers and ship owners looking to revive the ancient art of running cargo on wind-propelled ships . Her ongoing preoccupation is to move deeper into the infrastructure of trade, administration, organisation and economy in the cultural realm.


Yasmin Smith

April 2019 in association with the Australian Ceramics Triennale

Yasmin Smith (b. 1984, Sydney and itinerant) travels widely undertaking research for her archaeological ceramics installations that explore the chemistry of glaze techniques to furnish material evidence of histories, ecologies, geology and culture. She makes her glazes from organic and inorganic material found on site with elements of the clay body sometimes also locally excavated as part of her process. Smith’s practice straddles art (ceramics) and more scientific investigations.