Deborah Gower Ceramics –

Deborah Gower

I am a ceramic artist from the Northern Rivers area and strive to make beautiful ceramics that have meaning.
Australian native flora has been the focus of my current work including exhibitions such as Living next door to Ellis and Tres.   Banksias are a tribute to Queensland painter Ellis Rowan. I was able to look through the archives of the Qld Museum to gain inspiration for my work which serves as a reminder to us all to do what we can to save our unique native flora and fauna.

Currently I am working on projects associated with the Centenary of World War One commemorations.  Check out my exhibition page for more details.

Ceramic Education

2013 Currently studying to complete Masters Visual Arts Australian National University

2012 Grad Cert Visual Arts Australian National University

2011 Adv Diploma of Ceramics – Lismore TAFE NSW (Completing)

2010 Diploma of Ceramics – Lismore TAFE NSW

2009 TAFE NSW Certificate IV in Ceramics – General

July 2010 Janet De Boos Throwing is only the Beginning – Intermediate and Advanced

July 2010 Kevin Crealy Ceramics – Slipcasting and Rich Textural Surfaces

May 2010 Clay Energy Gulgong

May 2010 Jackson Li Masterclass Brush Making/Decorating Gold Coast Potters

March 2010 Reduced Lustre Course with Bob Connory North Pine Potters Group Petrie

Solo Exhibition

June 2013 The Cube – Byron Shire Council Chambers

Sept/Oct 2011 Living Next Door to Ellis Big Time Gallery Drake

July 2010 The Cube – Byron Shire Council Chambers

Group Exhibitions

  • March 2014 Gold Coast Film Festival Exhibitino – Broadbeach
  • Feb 2014 Panartists PAN@lennox Art Space Lennox Heads
  • Jan 2014 Byron Arts Classic Byron Bay
  • A Book About Death Tweed Regional Gallery October 2013
  • PANartists Exhibitions – Ballina and  Byron Bay 2013
  • August 2012 Brisbane Grammar Art Show
  • Jan 2012 Byron Arts Classic Byron Bay
  • Nov/Dec 2011 TRES Next Gallery Lismore
  • Nov 2011 Expression from the meeting of the waters”. Platypus Gallery Casino
  • October 2011 Coraki Art Award
  • August/Sept 2011 Finalist for Artfelt Exhibition Ballina
  • August 2011 The Hankie Project Objects of the dead Napier St Gallery Melbourne
  • August 2011 Byron Writers Festival Small but Passionate exhibition still@the centre Byron Bay (Invitational)
  • July 2011 My contribution has been selected for “This is Something You Should Know”… Sound and Image Warren Armstrong At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc. New Town Sydney
  • July “From Here to there” Circle on Cavill Surfers Paradise (Invitational)
  • June 2011 “Empty Nest” was selected for Live Life Comp Brisbane.

March 2011 – IWD – The Vagina Dialgoues http://www.internationalwomensday.com/display.asp?id=192 – the Vagina Dialogues IWD site


March 2011 IWD – Big Time Gallery Drake, 19 Karen Gold Coast – The Vagina Dialogues

March IWD – Mulllumbimby – Would You Like A Cuppa Tea


Feb IWD Postcard Art Ireland http://postcardartproject.wordpress.com/tag/australia/

February/March 2011 IWD – 100 Women 100 Artists http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

December 2010 Eat Pray Love Wayward Gallery Byron Bay

November 2010 Belle Art Award Metro Arts Brisbane

October 2010 Coraki Art Award (Highly Commended)

August 2010 Byron Writers Festival Exhibition Words Without Walls

June 2010 The Hankie Project Alstonville (Jan 2011 Grafton Regional Gallery)

May 2010 Matchbox Exhibition Up In Smoke – Clay Energy Gulgong (Now Touring Australia) – Aust Ceramics Magazine Image – Nov 2010

March 2010 Redressing the Imbalance IWD – Big Time Gallery Drake

September 2009 Art Acquisitive 2009 – 3D TAFE Lismore Student Association

November 2009 TAFE Cert IV Ceramics Exhibition – TAFE Lismore


Gower, D. Words Without Walls The Bulletin 49 Women’s Art Register Victoria: Summer 2010/2011


Feedback on the Proposed Diploma of Ceramics submitted to IBSA 23 March 2010

Comment on Draft Byron Shire Council Policy on Public Art submitted 5 May 2010

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