340 Ceramic Tile Mural
Newcastle Workers Club
Artist and Designer - Birgitte Hansen
Ceramic Expert,Firing and techniques - artist - John Clif
Collaborative Team Effort also included Kathy Grushka: more details on Newcastle workers club page.
I love to use my Skills to relate and portray multi-layered visual stories. My range of mediums and practice's with examples of my work are displayed throughout this site. Murals are my speciality. Figurative work, genre, landscape, natural and industrial. Large scale paintings. Trade Union banners. Enduring environmental art-design - Conceptualized and site specific community based art work - Paintings - Portraits, public, family, business and community stories.Collaborative team work. Being a supervising artist on Public art projects.Hand painted ceramic tile murals.I am able to work to the design brief and budget constraints when working with clients,communities,architects and interior designers.I have renovated 4 houses incorporating various paint techniques,ceramic tiles,door features,color co-ordination, murals outdoors,ceilings,walls. Mural consultancies, working with communities vie the Internet,helping with design,mural elements and fabrication techniques while the client works with their own artists to produce the mural on site is a new service. Adult+children's art classes are now on.
All images and stories by Birgitte Hansen are copyright
Ceramic tiles exhibition 1993 Back to Back Gallery.Cooks Hill .Newcastle
A specialist ceramic co-op
Ceramic tiles fired by John Clif
Ceramic tile mural in the kitchen of 104 Young St, Carrington. My old home.1977-1999
web pages currently being updated.
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The Crying Pot. Pots thrown by Sean Nicholson
Decorated pots at Gibson St Gallery
Platter thrown by Sean Nicholson,
decoration painting - Birgitte Hansen
I became involved in making ceramic tiles during a group artist colaborative project at the Newcastle Workers Club which was rebult after the 1989 Newcastle Earth Quake. One of the successful projects was the 8 Hour day tiled mural featuring 340 hand painted tiles.After wards I worked with John Clif making small tiles and small tile murals. John Fired the tiles for me. I had done a unit of ceramics for a year while at Newcastle CAE but was toatally inept at throwing pots but found I like hand building and making tiles.