Johanna De Maine

Johanna De Maine

  • Artist’s Statement

    In order to realize my artform I have come to terms with hybrid or cross disciplinary practices using quasi industrial processes that are still within the economic reach of ceramists. I have married modern technologies with an ancient craft by incorporating the use of the computer, vinyl cutter and sandblaster to facilitate an experimental approach to my work through layering. As well as this I have added overglaze as just another layer in the ceramic continuum.

  • Biography

    Past Landsborough long term resident and artist, now based in Meringandan West and Kyushu, Johanna De Maine commenced potting in1971. Since she has had in excess of 40 solo exhibitions, participated in 200+ group exhibitions and won numerous awards. Her work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia as well in public art galleries, museums and government collections both in Australia and overseas.

    She has exhibited extensively overseas and her work is in collections of HRH Queen Elizabeth II of England, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark and the Governor General of Australia.

    Since 2017 she has been in a partnership with Tatsuya Tsutsui, an award winning, master porcelain artist from Arita, Japan. Together they have established a workshop both in Morai, Kyushu, Japan and Meringandan West on the Darling Downs.

    Both operate as individual artists as well as collaborating on major works.

  • Influences

    I admire the work of artists Matisse and Klimt both of whom were also influenced by the Japanese aesthetic. There are a lot of potters whose work I admire. I admire skill as well as expression.

    The people who stand out for me are Cathy Jefferson, Canada, Tom Turner, USA, Derek Emms, UK, David Leach, UK and of course my partner Tatsuya Tsutsui. Tatsuya is a master porcelain artist who after studying oil painting at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, trained with Inoue Manji.



  • Awards

    AWARDS, PRIZES & ACQUISITIONS (from shows), GRANTS
    2022 Arts Qld Individuals Fund Grant to develop online teaching and new work.
    2022 International Friendship Award, Arita International Ceramics Competition, Kyushu Ceramics Museum, Arita, Japan,
    2020 Arts Qld stART Grant for new work development
    2020 Myer Foundation, National Assistance Program for the Arts.
    2020 Acquisition Caloundra Regional Gallery
    2016 Arts Qld grant for residency Arita, Kyushu, Japan
    2016 RADF grant to attend Clay Gulgong
    2013 3D winner of Rio Tinto Alcan Marty Hanson Award, Gladstone
    2012 RADF grant to attend Australian Ceramics Triennale, Adelaide
    2012 Acquisition of “Fishpond” Ceramic Study Group, Sydney
    2011 Honourable mention,Vasefinder International, Online selected exhibition,
    2011 3D winner of Rio Tinto Alcan Marty Hanson Award, Gladstone
    2011 Acquisition of “Being and Becoming” Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
    2011 Acquisition of “Bountiful Harvest” Parliament House Art Collection
    2010 Scholarship to attend Summer School, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China, Sister Cities Assoc, Sunshine Coast, Qld
    2008 Acquisition, SanBao Ceramic Art Institute Collection, Jingdezhen, China
    2008 Acquisition, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, Australia
    2007 Acquisition, SanBao Ceramic Art Institute Collection, Jingdezhen, China
    2007 Award and Acquisition, Pine Rivers Art Award, Brisbane, Australia for Pine Rivers Council, Australia
    2006 Acquisition, National Gallery of Australia,Symbiosis: Johanna DeMaine & Kevin Grealy, Bruce Watling Galleries, Brisbane, Australia for
    2004 Acquisition, Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
    2004 Acquisition, Postcards from Qld, SanBao Ceramic Art Institute Collection, Jingdezhen, China
    2002 Award/Prize, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    2001 Award/Prize, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    2000 Award/Prize, Maroochy Arts Festival, Maroochydore, Australia
    2001 Churchill Fellowship
    2000 Award and Acquisition, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    1999 Regional Art Development Fund grant
    1999 Award and Acquisition, Creative Artisans Award, John Paul College, Brisbane, Australia
    1999 Award/Prize, Maroochy Arts Festival, Maroochydore, Australia
    1997 Acquisition, Reflections, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, Australia
    1997 Acquisition, Glasshouse Reflections, Qld Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    1997 Award/Prize, Maroochy Arts Festival, Maroochydore, Australia
    1997 Award/Prize, Teapot Competition, Clay Shed, Maroochydore, Australia
    1997 Award and Acquisition, Pioneer Potters Annual Pottery Competition, Mackay, Australia
    1996 Acquisition, Sentinel, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia
    1995 Award/Prize, Chancellor Park Ceramic Prize, Maroochydore, Australia
    1994 Award and Acquisition, Pioneer Potters Annual Pottery Competition, Mackay, Australia
    1993 Acquisition, Setting the Standards, USQ, Toowoomba, Australia
    1993 Award and Acquisition, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    1993 Award and Acquisition, Pioneer Potters Annual Pottery Competition, Mackay, Australia
    1992 Acquisition, Qld Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    1992 Award and Acquisition, Creative Potters Award, John Paul College, Brisbane, Australia
    1992 Award and Acquisition, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    1992 Acquisition, Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
    1991 Award and Acquisition, Creative Potters Award, John Paul College, Brisbane, Australia
    1990 Award and Acquisition, Ceramic Art Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Australia
    1990 Award and Acquisition, Heritage Arts Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe, Australia
    1990 Award/Prize, Maroochy Arts Festival, Maroochydore, Australia
    1990 Award and Acquisition, Creative Potters Award, John Paul College, Brisbane, Australia
    1990 Award and Acquisition, Pioneer Potters Annual Pottery Competition, Mackay, Australia
    1989 Acquisition, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    1989 QUT Gallery, Brisbane
    1989 Award and Acquisition, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    1989 Award and Acquisition, Pioneer Potters Annual Pottery Competition, Mackay, Australia
    1986 Award and Acquisition, Dalby Potters Group Prize, Dalby, Australia
    1986 Award and Acquisition, The Teapot Show, Melrose Tea Company, Sydney, Australia
    1986 Award/Prize, Caboolture Arts Festival, Caboolture, Australia
    1986 Award and Acquisition, Heritage Arts Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe, Australia
    1986 Award/Prize, Summerland Festival Pottery Prize, Ballina, Australia
    1986 Award/Prize, Caltex Warana Award, Brisbane, Australia
    1986 Acquisition, Pioneer Potters Annual Pottery Competition, Mackay, Australia
    1985 Award/Prize, Caboolture Arts Festival, Caboolture, Australia
    1985 Award/Prize, Qld Day Art Award, Brisbane, Australia
    1985 Award and Acquisition, Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
    1985 Acquisition, Ceramic Art Award, City Council, Townsville, Australia
    1984 Acquisition, Qld Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    1984 Acquisition, Ceramic Acquisition Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Castlemaine, Australia
    1984 Award/Prize, Caltex Warana Award, Brisbane, Australia
    1984 Award/Prize, Qld Day Art Award, Brisbane, Australia
    1984 Award/Prize, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    1983 Acquisition, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia
    1982 Award and Acquisition, Heritage Arts Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe, Australia
    1982 Acquisition, Survey of Australian Craft, Qld Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    1982 Award/Prize, Marty Hanson Memorial Art Prize, Gladstone, Australia
    1981 Award/Prize, Marty Hanson Memorial Art Prize, Gladstone, Australia
    1981 Award and Acquisition, Gladstone Art Gallery Award, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Australia
    1981 Award/Prize, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    1980 Craft Board Relocation Grant
    1979 Award/Prize, Westfield Art Prize, Brisbane, Australia
    1979 Award/Prize, Beenleigh Arts Festival, Beenleigh, Australia
    1979 Award and Acquisition, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    1979 Award/Prize, Marty Hanson Memorial Art Prize, Gladstone, Australia
    1978 Award/Prize, Marty Hanson Memorial Art Prize, Gladstone, Australia
    1978 Award/Prize, Biloela Art Competition, Biloela, Australia
    Award/Prize, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia
    Award/Prize, Mount Isa Rotary Club, Mt Isa, Australia
    Award/Prize, Caloundra Art Prize, Caloundra, Australia

  • Exhibitions

    INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS(since 2000)
    2020 Arita International Ceramics Competition, Kyushu Ceramics Museum, Arita, Kyushu, Japan
    2020 Arita International Ceramics Competition, Kyushu Ceramics Museum, Arita, Kyushu, Japan
    2010-13 Vasefinder International, Online selected exhibition,
    2008 Selected for Mino Ceramics Award: Japan
    2007-8 International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Jingdezhen, China
    2006 Clay Conversations, Ananya Fine Arts, Hong Kong
    2004 Postcards from Qld, Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China
    2000 Munich international Craft Fair: Munich, Germany

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected)(since 2000)
    2020 Sublime Realities, Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Qld
    2020 Johanna DeMaine: the form : the function : the aesthetic. Retrospective Caloundra Regional Gallery
    2019 A Lifetime’s Journey with Clay, GRAGM, Gladstone, Qld
    2018  Fragments of the Sublime, Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Qld.
2017 Sailing the Unknown, Mansfield Gallery, Sydney
2016 Sublime Beauty, Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Qld.
    2014 Landscapes of the Mind, Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Australia
    2012 Sailing my Universe, Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Australia
    2011 Chinese Whispers, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney
    2010 All that is Sublime, Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Australia
    2009 Exploring the Sublime, Fusions, Brisbane
    2008 Back to the Future, Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Australia
    2006 Symbiosis: Johanna DeMaine & Kevin Grealy, Watling Galleries, Brisbane, Australia
    2005 Recent Work, Art on Cairncross Maleny, Australia
    2003 Klimt Impressions, Makers Mark, Melbourne, Australia
    Johanna DeMaine, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra, Australia
    Klimt Impressions, Makers Mark, Sydney, Australia

  • Website

    demaine.org

Showing all 6 artworks

Johanna De Maine

Sublime Floating
4 x 22 x 22 cm Porcelain, clear glaze, lustre, gold, sand etched, raised enamel, $1,750.00

Johanna De Maine

Winging it
13 x 10 x 10 cm Southern Ice porcelain, celadon, decals and raised enamel. $1,100.00

Johanna De Maine

Glimpses of Glass House. XXV11
1 x 10 x 10 cm Southern Ice porcelain, celadon, decals and raised enamel. $150.00

Johanna De Maine

Postcards from far and wide,#2
1 x 10 x 15 cm Japanese porcelain tile, bespoke decals, sand etched, raised enamel, gold, $250.00

Johanna De Maine

Postcards from far and wide,#5
1 x 10 x 15 cm Japanese porcelain tile, bespoke decals, sand etched, raised enamel, gold, $250.00

Johanna De Maine

Postcards from far and wide,#7
1 x 15 x 10 cm Japanese porcelain tile, bespoke decals, sand etched, raised enamel, gold, $250.00