John Ferguson

Artist Statement & CV

Through my ceramic forms, I attempt to explore and examine the worlds of the internal and the realm of opposite.


Golden Earth. Indian Habitat Centre Dehli, India
South Australian Ceramic Award, SA
Clunes Ceramic Award, Clunes, Vic

Ceramics Victoria. 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Melbourne, Vic
Craftsouth Wish List 09, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA
“Clay without Convicts” National Ceramic Conference, Sydney, NSW

South Australian Ceramic Award, SA
Gold Coast International Ceramic Award. QLD

Faith, Food and Clay. Nexus Gallery S.A. Curator Dr Noris Ioannou
National Ceramics Conference, Brisbane, QLD

South Australian Ceramic Award, SA

SHOWING OFF…..again, V.C.G Skepsi on Swanston. Vic
Gold Coast International Ceramic Award, Qld
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, SA

Alice Springs Craft Acquisition, NT

South Australian Ceramic Award, SA

CraftFeast, Adelaide Central Gallery, SA Curator Dr Norris Ioannou

Professional Development/ Experience

2010 - Artist in Residence, Arts Academy, Ballarat University, Vic
2003 - Artist in Residence, Parks Community Complex, SA
1997 - Current: full time Ceramist specialising in Saggar Fired Ceramics, SA
1987 - 2003 Production thrower for several South Australian Potters
1985 - 1987 Community Craft Administrator and Educator, Fregon, Pitjantjatjara Freehold
1983 - 1985 Employed Pitjantjatjara Freehold Lands
1981 - 1983 Freelance Potter
1980 - 1981 New Zealand studies in conjunction with NZ potters experimenting in Low Fire Saggar Ware.
1979 - 1980 Traineeship Grant, Crafts Board of the Australian Council, mentor: Joan Campbell, Fremantle WA.
1977 - 1978 trained as thrower (domestic ware) Old Ballarat Pottery, Ballarat Vic under John Gilbert and Peter Pilven


2008 Bendigo Art Gallery, Vic.
2005 City of Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
2004 Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc
1998 Art Gallery of South Australia