Greg Daly has been exhibiting since 1975, so is celebrating his 38th year with his chosen art medium of ceramics. He has been engaged in many exhibitions in Australia and overseas in that time and has achieved enormous success through his long career. His work is held in hundreds of private collections and is included in an impressive list of public and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.
What has allowed Greg to achieve such success over such a long period of time is his ability to constantly surprise and reinvigorate his audience. This exhibition is no exception.
Greg is an artist, a teacher and a wonderful advocate for Australian contemporary ceramics internationally. At Sabbia Gallery we have continual requests from collectors, makers and students from all around the world to gain access to his work. Greg continues to inspire all of these groups with his ceramics and continues to be one of Australia’s most influential makers.
The last and first light of the day, light through cloud, light behind cloud, light defused by rain and storm. The moment just after sunset when the land glows for a short while. These are the moments I look for and it’s the nature of lustre that captures these. Surfaces change in tone, colour and intensity due to light playing on the glaze surface and the angle of the viewer. All contribute to making the luminous, illusionary surface that envelopes the work.
In the country where I live I see many images within the landscape each day. There is a vast horizon to observe sunrise and sunset, light through mist, rain, clouds, dust and heat, and the moment as the sun goes down, that after glow that, for just a moment, changes the land and sky. Walking from home to the studio and back again, has the feeling of being enveloped in sky. It is first and last light that I am drawn to. The bright yellow gold of morning at first light. The evening warm golden light mixed with pink and blue grey. All this, combined with the vast variety of clouds that can be seen on any day, means an amazing moment to be remembered.
Greg Daly, 2013