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Danielle Thiris Danny Pistachio

Danielle Thiris is a Melbourne based ceramic artist with Cypriot and Greek heritage. Using South Australian terracotta clay, Thiris hand-builds her works using a combination of prehistoric techniques, such as coiling, pinching and carving. Objects and artefacts from various periods across history, place and time; as well as nature (human, animal and plant) are the current dominant, thematic explorations in her practice.

During her childhood, Thiris observed her late Yiayia perform daily religious ceremonies often involving sacred vessels, scents and objects. Witnessing these rituals left a lasting impression on Thiris' art practice, which frequently explores how one's being becomes imbued in objects over time.

View works by Danielle Thiris for Melbourne Design Fair here.