A selection of design works from the last decade.
Pumice is a naturally formed volcanic rock produced when molten lava with a high gas and water content rapidly explodes out of a volcano. The pumice for the ‘You Rock’ series was carried by ocean currents from The Kermadec Islands of New Zealand and delivered to Australia.
‘Let there be light’ and ‘Dishy’ for 1-OK Club were hand carved with local rocks in 2015. ‘You Rock’ is part of an ongoing exploration of resourcefulness, natural and found materials, and organic form.
Shelfie sees Rossler’s signature style, developed over the last three decades, realised in a series of objects that are highly considered yet subtle and understated. Taking cues from the likes of painter Giorgio Morandi and his simplicity and restraint in tone and form, Rossler’s work reflects an appreciation for the beauty in everyday objects and the quiet strength, which emerges from stillness.
At the centre of Rossler’s sustainable design practice is the imperative to transform raw materials into objects of both form and function while retaining the earthiness of their original constitution. As an artist, producing her work offers the solace of creative meditation whereby the spirit of the clay is manifested in timeless objects of multiple purpose. The simplicity and restraint of the objects allows the viewer to contemplate light, tone and shadow, and the relationship between objects.
The entire production process of the exhibition has been mindfully considered. The ceramics are made from recycled clay, created and fired locally in Sydney studios. The earthenware and stoneware clay is supplied from specialist family owned local companies, and the beeswax finished shelves are made from wood that comes from sustainably managed sources with a certified chain of custody. The electricity used for the production of this exhibition has been offset to invest in the Tasmanian Native Forest Protection Project.
The ceramics in this exhibition are made from recycled clay, made and fired locally in Sydney studios. The earthenware and stoneware clay is supplied from specialist family owned companies in NSW.
A glass bottle is a thing that will last an indeterminate length of time in our oceans. Originally made from sand, the energy to create it is equal to the heat in a volcano. This series of delicate glass bubbles have been blown directly from the bottles, creating a new lease of life for them as vases. Superblown takes discarded glass bottles and directly hand blows them to become delicate vessels, whose colour is the only signifier of their former life.
Bird, Bee and Butterfly Buffet created for local fauna as part of the Redfern Biennale 2014. Made from paper clay and golden glitter
Carved from sandstone off-cuts for the exhibition ‘Interpretations’ 2013, transforming discarded materials into purposeful objects.
Sand-cast moulds made at a local foundry for 'Interpretations' 2011, a series of recyclable bronze seed planters.
PLASTIC PROJECT 3.
Created for Supercyclers 2011, a series of useful objects made from disposable single-use plastic bags.
PLASTIC PROJECT 2.
A collaborative project using traditional weaving techniques and single use disposable plastic.
PLASTIC PROJECT 1.
Using a combination of traditional crafting skills and modern materials for the Creative Innovation project at Powerhouse Museum.