The tropical ceramics which Lone White builds are sculptural forms
that reflect her extensive travel experiences in Asia, the Middle East,
Africa and the South Pacific.
They afford her the opportunity to utilise specially developed
glazes, which reflect the beauty and mystery of her subject matter.
These fungal forms, below, use an experimental chrome green glaze that relates to the colours and textures of the tropical rainforest floor. Lone's ceramic sculpture continues to explore the potential and special properties of this glaze, which develops a "twinkling" crystalline effect.
Green Fungal Form
I first met Lone twenty or so years ago and was struck by her energy and tenacity - which still appear to be unwavering! She is dedicated to her art but also to the wider community development of facilities and exhibitions for the arts in Cairns, Far North Queensland, where she lives.
Active in organisations such as The Cairns Potters' Club, Cairns Art Society and Cairns Regional Gallery, Lone is knowledgeable and supportive of projects which further their aims.
In 2011 her involvement and unwavering support for the Arts of Far North Queensland was recognised when she was presented with an Australia Day award.
Light blue round bowl
Originally from Denmark, Lone has adapted to life in tropical Australia
with energy and exuberance. A leader in the public organisation and
display of sculptural ceramics and visual art in Cairns, Lone has also
made long lasting links with the people of countries that she has
See this account of one of Lone's
visits to China.
She travels to out-of-the-way villages by public transport, enjoying connections with a variety of people, some of whom are isolated and unsophisticated. All are devoted to the pursuit of the ceramic ideal within their own culture. Meaningful exchanges of artists and ideas have resulted from these self-directed studies.
Lone loves experimenting with pottery glazes, with exciting results. See how light reflects at various angles from the crystalline glaze used in these stunning blue forms, above.
She makes some wheel thrown work, but larger, sculptural forms are hand built using coils and slabs, often in paper clay because of its responsiveness and lighter weight.
Check out her website to see more of her beautiful ceramics. If you would like to contact her, please use the form, below.