Cassie Hansen (b. 1986) is a Kyneton-based ceramicist, creating midfire and stoneware vessels, jugs and objects. Her work is inspired by the simplified forms and linear qualities of architecture and the built environment, as well as the shadows and compositions captured in architectural photography.
As the editor of design magazine Artichoke, Cassie draws on a decade of experience writing about, editing and looking critically at design, architecture and interiors. She began ceramics in 2016, and in 2018 spent a year learning from renowned ceramicists Neville French and Kate Jones at Shane Kent’s Melbourne-based ceramics school, the School of Clay and Art (SoCA).
In 2019 she set up her home studio in Kyneton and since then has been developing her practice, creating a library of her own glazes, as well as clays and techniques. Cassie has also been a finalist in The Design Files’ Design Awards in the Emerging Designer category, and had a sell-out solo exhibition at Michael Reid Gallery in Sydney. Image credit: Nikita Hendricks
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