black and white works
From 2005 until 2011 Mel Robson worked on a series of translucent porcelain works that evolved from an interest in the histories, stories and associations that can become embedded in everyday objects. They are responses to both her own past as well as the stories of a more collective history of the domestic. Imagery found in the domestic landscape such as old maps, family letters and diary excerpts, sewing patterns, recipes and photographs, are applied to the eggshell fine porcelain vessels. They reference the tenuous and fragile ways in which we can connect with the past and how we might discover and assemble meaning through objects.
Works from this collection are held in the State Library of QLD, The Ipswich Regional Art Gallery, The Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, The Mater Womens Private Hospital Brisbane, The Southbank Institute of TAFE, The Norah Eccles Harrison Museum of Art Utah, The World Ceramic Exposition Foundation in South Korea, and the Mino Ceramics Collection Japan.
Read more about these works here.