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Karlien van Rooyen

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~βˆ†~ For the wild people & places. Illustrator, Ceramicist, sculptress & huntress Shoot me a hello: karlienvanrooyen@gmail.com

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Clubbing with drunk teenagers. That's what these 1.7m pots tell me, that it used to be fun before alcopops. . . . . . . . #ceramics #slowclay #pottery #ceramic #porcelain #handcrafted #bfg #interiordesign #objectart #sculpture #contemporaryceramics #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryart #installation #clubbing #teenagers
We're all just wild swans really. Days of war and nights of love. Glad to be here with you comrade - one ripple at a time! πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦… . . . . . #blackswan #punk #ratbag #dontfeedthebirds #noborders #findfreedom #dosomethingdifferent #wearefamily #playsuit #rock
Just finished building this fire πŸ”₯ πŸ›€ bath - with a view! . . . . #firebath #view #australia #adelaide #hills #bath #outdoors #outdoorbath
Looking at our last couch surfers tiny home plans (check www.tinygolightly.com for her blog) I am realizing more and more how much I just want to live in a shack made of twigs and get on with life. . . . . . . . #tinyhouse #tinyhome #couchsurfing #lighting #ecoliving #earthchild #freedom #wildernessculture #australia #naturalbuilding #earthship #earthbuilding
Some days I can't stop dreaming about home. This is me and @bushjournalza in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ having a toke whilst looking for wildlife. The best way to safari . . . . . . . #southafrica #horseriding #kalahari #desert #bushman #wilderness #wildlife #home #africa
Recently inspired by birthtalk with @rachaelcoles so I decided to make some vessels depicting space birthing out of clay channels . . . . . . . #birth #exstacy #exstatic #clay #pottery #women #womenkind #slowclay #pottery #ceramics #contemporaryceramics #contemporaryart #contemporarysculpture #handcrafted #stone #redtent
When I'm away from clay I don't always know why I do what I do. But as soon as I sit down to kneed my talons into fresh earth again I remember it all. Like a master clairvoyant medium clay receives me. It's not a memory that can be explained- I believe they call it "tacit knowledge". A knowing that can't be transferred by instruction but only through repeated interaction. They say clay has memory because it always warps back into its previous shape. I've come to know it's boundaries and what it enjoys. But I now realize that as much as I know clay, and it knows me also . . . . . . . #tacit #knowlage #clay #pottery #slowclay #contemporarysculpture #talon #buddies #installation #contemporarysculpture #sculpture #art #ceramics #pottery #studio
I've been selected as a finalist for the SALA 2017 Contemporary Artist Award as part of the [sic.] Rose exhibition at @praxisartspace - I just installed these new babies to be judged by the panel tomorrow, please keep your fingers crossed for me!! . . . . . . #exhibition #contemporaryart #sala #theadvertiser #adelaide #contemporaryceramics #clay #pottery #slowclay #ceramics #contemporarysculpture #sculpture #art #installation
Oh Australia- dem beaches. Gawsh . . . . #australia #sunset #brighton #beaches #sand #jetty #southaustralia #surf
I have a pumpkin fetish. These babies were grown by my good friends Steven at Wagtail -an organic urban farm. And they just turn me on! . . . . . . #organic #urbanfarm #organicproduce #fetish #for #pumpkin #sexy #steamy
Moment of truth. Nothing blew up! Work in progress for @praxisartspace [sic.] Rose exhibition opening 27 July. Now for volcanic glazes! . . . . . . . #contemporaryceramics #contemporarysculpture #contemporaryart #ceramics #slowclay #pottery #punk #clay #sculpture #kiln #studiolife
Currently the only beauty product I own is coconut oil that doubles as cooking oil. Now I'm stepping up my routine and in the process am making scrubs, lotions and potions for all the inspiring women in my life! Booya for elnatural bombs and baths! . . . . . . #scrubs #bathbomb #beauty #selfcare #diy #elnatural #wellbeing #naturemama #rosepetals #herbalife #essentialoils #punk
Found this beautiful photo in my morning stroll through an old National Geographic. They make me so happy I wish I was scrubbing myself with an octopus πŸ™ . . . . . #octopus #scrub #nationalgeographic #morning #underwater #underwaterphotography #plantbased
The first dawn on earth. Perfect day for it. Life goal - relocate here for ever. . . . . . . #ptelliot #dawn #dawny #firstsunrise #awakening #southaustralia #australia #beach #surf #middleton #sunrise #blessed #morning
Best birthday surprise for our resident fruitarian - whoooohooop! Go @rachaelcoles go! . . . . . #colab #fruitarian #birthday #birthdayparty #fruit #lsd #crazyshirt #diy
Post-opp back in the studio & about to hack my next creative endeavors! Glad to be doing this with you. Thank you for gracing me with your presence (and wild dance moves) @cafe_troppo Jungle Strings! Special shout-out to @white.ochre who can move a million feet if not mountains with his voice & wild styles! Yehw! . . . . . #recovery #artist #ceramics #slowclay #studio #studioflow #postopp #relaxation #babyonfire
Five string Baritone Ukulele hand made & painted for Mr @jamesptylor - Adelaide's biggest muse. These wooden wonders sound more like harps than happy Hawaiians - enjoy! . . . . . . . . #thylacine #tasmaniantiger #animals #ukulele #music #muse #handmade #handcrafted #upcycled #reclaimedwood #reclaimedtimber #churchorgan #newlife #musicphotography #folkart #badassery #repurposed
Favorite bowls I ever made. If only i can remember how I did it! Such is life. And yes, their food safe! . . . . . . . #pottery #ceramics #tablesetting #foodsafe #design #glaze #handmadeceramics #handcrafted #slowclay #slowfood #zen #wellbeing #lifeisgood
Still from Ashtray-ya And The Furrowed Brows. One of my very first solo exhibitions exploring themes of decolonization. Still have so much to learn. A favorite text is Dark Emu Black Seed by Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammon's The Greatest Estate on Earth. Highly recommended. A favorite part of this show was a participatory station where people built damper bread men secretly inoculated with European invasive mould spores. They were taken home in jars and told to watch as the dominant culture spread and suffocated itself. I'm a bit less dramatic these days* . . . . . . . . #experimentalart #australianmade #kitsch #exhibition #decolonization #kangaroo #art #contemporaryphotography #contemporaryart #blackandwhitephotography #portrait #artist #femfatale
I wrote a letter to my love and on the way I dropped it, someone must have picked it up and realized how much I love animals. . . . . . . . . . #animals #wilderness #beastsofthesouthernwild #wildlife #wildlifecarer #animalplanet #jungle #folkart #screenprinting #bear #wolf #bats #guinnefowl #peta #petadoption #noborders #animalsofinstagram
Words out y'all - next Saturday 6-9pm Jungle Strings will be jigging! One night exhibition only! Watercolor Paintings, ceramics and hand crafted ukuleles. See u @cafe_troppo . . . . #ukulele #exhibition #cafetroppo #wildwoman #wilderness #painting #art #ceramics #adelaide #australia #handmade #handcrafted #hessian #folk #earthtronix

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