Sasa Scheiner Resume
1980 Completed Matric in South Africa (equivalent to HSC)
1993 Completed Montessori Preschool Teacher Training in South Africa
2007 Completed Ceramic Certificate lV TAFE, NSW, Australia
Work and Pottery Experience:
1981 - 1987
I joined Creative Colour Photographic Laboratory, the leading photographic laboratory in Cape Town.
I was trained in the photocomposition and transparency-duplicating department, and from early 1984
I ran the transparency division dealing directly with clients.
1987 - 1990
I began pottery in London in 1997 under the tutelage of Helena Giras, a well known Czechoslovakian potter with a Cubist style using slab technique.
1999 - present:
In early 2000 I began pottery with Barbara-Allen at the Workshop Art Centre in Willoughby. I joined 'Club Le Pot' - a group of experienced and professional potters.
Since October 2007 I have worked as Barbara's part time Technical Assistant and Studio Manager in the ceramic studio at the Workshop Art Centre.
In 2006 I joined the Brookvale TAFE Ceramic department in order to develop a solid grounding in ceramic technique and practice.
2011 body of work:
My works are pure in form and have sensual shapes inspired by the sea. From years of technical research using various aggregates and ash glazes I have developed an entirely unique surface. The shapes and surfaces invite the viewer to physically experience my forms.
I have exhibited my works at the following exhibitions:
'Club le Pot' at Ewart Gallery in Willoughby 2000
'Club le Pot' at Ewart Gallery in Willoughby 2001
'Club le Pot' at Ewart Gallery in Willoughby 2002
'Club le Pot' at Ewart Gallery in Willoughby 2003
'Inner Space' at Ewart Gallery in Willoughby 2004
'Club le Pot' at The Watch House in Balmain 2005
'4 on the Floor' at Newport Artworks Gallery 2005
'Xmas sale' at Newport Artworks Gallery 2005
'The Potters Garden' at The Garden Show St Ives Showground 2006
'Above the Salt' at Ewart Gallery in Willoughby 2006
'F-Light' at Newport Artworks Gallery 2006
'Student Exhibition' at Brookvale TAFE 2007
'Flow' solo exhibition at Newport Artworks 2008
Solo exhibition at 'Gallery 41' 2009
Dynamic Ceramic group exhibition at Mary Place 2011
Today my works are in private collections in South Africa, England and Australia: Parliament House, Canberra.
I have attended the following Workshops in Australia:
'Glazed Look' - Barbara Campbell Allen 2002
Tanja Wood-firing 2002
Hand building - Melena Monk 2003
Dry Glazes - Simon Frazer 2003
Hand building 'Final Layer' - Barbara Campbell Allen 2005
Gundaroo Wood-firing 2005
Hand building - Barbara Campbell Allen 2005
Glaze technology - Tricia Dean 2007
Hand building 'Scale and Form' - Barbara Campbell Allen 2007
Clay and Glaze technology - Barbara Campbell Allen 2008
'Highly Commendable' 2nd place, WAC Members Art Prize 2002, judged by Irene Mura Clay
'Students Award' Brookvale TAFE 2007