Looking for Clay


In the months of July and August 2013, ceramic artist Robert Puruntatameri invited Canberra based ceramic artist Yuri Wiedenhofer to his Pirlangimpi pottery studio at Munupi Art, on Tiwi’s Melville Island. Yuri brought with him a philosophy of using locally found materials, including clay and so the two artists travelled together across Roberts’ country gathering local earth material for their art making.

It was obvious the great bond of inspirational energy between them. The collaboration was so successful that Yuri will return to the Pirlangimpi pottery studio soon and Robert has been invited to visit Yuri at his studio in Canberra and attend a ceramic symposium in early 2014.