Annette Appleby has aspired to create art for most of her life. She was the “arty one” in her large family. Annette attended Balcatta Senior High School where she was in the Gifted and Talented Visual Art program and later studied at the Teachers College in Mount Lawley, where she majored in Visual Art. After many years of teaching and travelling, Annette has finally had the time to really develop her art into a more serious pursuit.
Annette works mainly in 2D acrylics and 3D ceramic pieces. The hallmark of her work is the bold use of colours, and experimentation with layered, painted and printed papers to create painted collage compositions. Most of her work is creating bold, colourful ceramic pieces in a variety of styles, created with various ceramic techniques including slip casting, composite building and slab work.
Annette has created a special range of ceramics for Aspects, called “Oz Deco”. Inspired by the 1920’s era Art Deco/Nouveau designs of Clarice Cliff, she has developed this range of designs based on Australian flora, exclusively for Aspects. Her Oz Deco range includes stylised designs of banksias, wattle and gum blossoms. She hand-paints these designs onto handmade homewares and servingware, including footed bowls and salt and pepper shakers. The range continues to grow as her ideas develop into reality.
Annette has exhibited her work in many local art shows and exhibitions.
Made in Western Australia.