I love the creative process, being inspired by nature and travel, plus sharing my skills with others.
I graduated from an Advanced Diploma of Ceramics in 2004, became a pottery teacher at a community pottery studio for 7 years, worked part time in a glass slumping studio, became an accredited silver Precious Metal Clay instructor in 2005, then moved back to Adelaide in 2010.
In 2011, I set up Studio Tatty K in Littlehampton SA and now run adults and children's pottery classes, community mixed media art programs, facilitate public art and work on exhibition work through my studio.
Kiln firing services and pottery materials also available for sale at the studio.
I use many different mediums, but clay was my first love. I enjoy the pliability of a fresh piece of clay and it's so many possible outcomes. However, if I can shape it, texture it, heat it or experiment with it then I will use it. Some of my forays include gapfiller as a painting medium, metal in a clay form, mixed media, cement, polymer clay, weaving and mosaic
I have spent a lot of my childhood and adult adventures in natural environments, so the beauty of nature always reappears in my work, especially as colour, texture, form, composition and shape. I am also inspired by stories (love, loss, overcoming adversity, community, personal, shared). Often these themes are sharpened or refined throughout the creative process, during experimentation and whilst overcoming technical challenges.
Professional art by 3 generations of one family.
Paul Kelly (the creator of the Big Scotsman and Big Crayfish), Elizabeth Kelly (internationally renowned glass sculptor), Christobel Kelly (also an internationally recognised printmaker and oil painter), Sally Kunze (Architect and watercolour artist), plus retrospective ceramics by Tania Kunze t/a Tatty K
An extensive display of current work by Tatty K now at Burra Regional Gallery, 6 Market street, Burra SA.
The exhibition runs between the 2nd of July and the 9th of August 2020 as part of SALA.
You can buy Tatty K's work at markets, events, festivals and direct from Studio Tatty K throughout the year.
Tania is also a proud participant of the Australian Ceramics Open Studios event every August (due to COVID it's in Novemeber in 2020). Visit her studio to try, buy & discuss all things ceramic.