Bettina Willner-Browne is a Melbourne-based ceramic artist. The functional and philosophical aspects of life are recurring themes of Bettina’s studio practice, and her ceramics are a response to and exploration of our everyday lives — lines and their continuum are representative of thoughts, emotions and the whirring of the human psyche. The patterns within these lines chart growth, call upon life cycles and often imply a seemingly infinite continuum. A recent visit to Italy and a passionate exploration of its ancient architecture has further shaped this body of work.
“Form and colour in my work are drawn from the natural landscape, architecture, nostalgia and popular culture,” explains Bettina. “What I am ultimately trying to achieve within my practice is to make work that represents now – this time that we live in through my interpretation. The outcome is to produce emotive pieces – sculptural works through material innovation within the ceramic medium.”
Bettina holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, majoring in Ceramic Design.