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Dish - Ellis Ceramics Studio, Green Ceramic, circa 1955 Object Reg. No: HT 947

Summary:
Dish decorated by Helen Ilich at Ellis ceramics studio in Fitzroy around 1955. Helen migrated to Melbourne from Croatia in 1953 with her two children, her husband already having arrived. She had always wanted to be an artist but rarely had the opportunity or parental support to pursue her passion. This continued in Australia but she found a degree of artistic outlet by working in three ceramic studios around Melbourne - Ellis, Isobel (a small independent business) and Guy Boyd's studio which she particularly enjoyed. At the Boyd studio she painted many ceramic pieces with Australian landscape and Aboriginal motifs, produced for the domestic and tourist markets. Helen later joined the Heidelberg Artists' Society and taught painting at home, producing many works of her own.
Description:
Ceramic dish with a green glaze.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nina Chelleri, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.00 cm (Height), 19.50 cm (Width), 29.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: artworks, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, domestic equipment, displaced persons, artistic practices, croatian communities, croatian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: ceramics
Inscriptions: Base: Ellis/268
Artist: Helen Ilich, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955
Manufactured For: Ellis Ceramics Studio, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955

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