Dish - Isobel Ceramic Studio, Pink Floral Ceramic, circa 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 951

Dish decorated by Helen Ilich at Isobel ceramic studio in Oakleigh. 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. Helen later joined the Heidelberg Artists' Society and taught painting at home, producing many works of her own.
Ceramic dish with a floral design on a light pink background. The central floral design has a variety of flowers in blue, purple, red, yellow and white and green foliage.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nina Chelleri, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.50 cm (Height), 23.50 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)

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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: Helen Ilich, Serbian Migrant & Ceramic Artist, 1953, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: ceramics
Inscriptions: Base: Isobel/Australia/HAND PAINTED. Signed: H. Ilich.
Artist: Helen Ilich, Oakeigh, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s
Manufactured For: Isobel Ceramics Studio, Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s

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