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Greg Daly Dawn & Dusk

Dusk and Dawn by Greg Daly

The Artist

Greg Daly is internationally known and respected as a ceramic artist. He is best known for his ceramics that are rich in a wide range  glaze effects. He is also as the author of Glazes and Glazing Techniques.1   His biography goes onto state that his work is represented in 24 international book publications, in 80 national and international art galleries and museums (including the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London), and he has won 36 national and international awards. He has held over 70 solo exhibitions and was President of Craft Australia from 1992-1995. Greg has exhibited in over 200 international and national group exhibitions.  And in 1999 he received an ARC grant to research the effect of firing cycles in the development of copper red glazes. 2

  • Dusk Dawn
  • The Works of Art

    Dusk and Dawn are two globular shaped vases purchased in 2011 by the University from Daly's Shades of Light exhibition at the Watson Arts Centre. Both works have a light and lustre that has a synergy that creates colour and movement. As the light changes (both artificial and natural), the effect upon the ceramics changes.  According to Daly, in his studio environment, there are constantly changing shades and intensities as he goes between his home and studio: light through mist, rain, clouds, passing, light, dust, heat and the moment as the sun goes down, that after glow that changes for just a moment the land and sky. This is Greg Daly's inspiration. 3

    These works were purchased by the University of Canberra in 2011.


    1 Greg Daly,  Accessed 31 March 2022,

    2 Ibid

    3 Note: Sales Catalogue entry, 'Shades of Light  - Gred Daly 27th October to 6th November 2011 Watson Arts Centre (Curator's art folders).