Stephanie James-Manttan’s sculptural porcelain works are studies in light and balance. Her vessels evolve on the pottery wheel. Indenting the surface while wet, she transforms them into translucent, textural forms that have a soft woven-like characteristic. Influenced by indigenous basket weaving, her work is also informed by the inherent organic qualities of her chosen medium.
Alongside her exhibition work, James-Manttan makes a production line of tableware and has recently begun experimenting with other clay bodies such as stoneware and raku. She is co-founder of 6 Hands Studio in West Croydon and opened the retail space 3 Degrees West late last year. Her work is exhibited nationally and can be found in numerous leading Australian craft and design outlets, including at JamFactory, Council of Objects and One Small Room.
‘Indent’ JamFactory, Collector Space, Adelaide, SA. July 2012
‘Re-Mark’, Kerry Lowe Galleries, Newtown, NSW. June 2011
'Porcelain Vessels', JamFactory, Studio Works Gallery, Adelaide, SA. July 2009
‘Impression’, Art Images, Norwood, SA. October 2009
Feature Artist, Barossa Living Gallery, Tanunda, SA. November 2009
‘Space, Place, Pattern’, Worth Gallery, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2015
‘Turning 10: Silver, Diamonds, Tin’ Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vales, SA. Year: 2015
‘In the Bag’ 2015 Adelaide Fringe event. 6 Hands Studio, West Croydon, SA. Year: 2015
‘Be Consumed: Creative Collaborations from the Barossa’ JamFactory Barossa and JamFactory Morphett Street, Adelaide Galleries, SA. Year: 20124
‘2013 Invitational Sculpture Exhibition – Fleurieu Art Prize’, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA. Year: 2013
‘Sound Echo Repeat’, Re Poles Art Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA. Year: 2013
‘Design Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory’ Gallery 1, Adelaide, SA. Touring nationally. Year: 2013
2013 - ‘A civilised thing to do: JamFactory 40 Years’, Art Gallery of South Australia. Year: 2013
‘365 Cups: a cup a day’, Worth Gallery, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2013
‘Over the Road’, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2013
‘Tooled’, Geoff Stapleton Gallery, Prospect, SA. Year: 2012
‘Off Spring’ AC Arts, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2012
‘Mercy Art’, Mercedes College, Mitcham, SA. Year: 2011
'Wish List', Craftsouth, Adelaide, SA. Selected by Craftsouth. Year 2011
‘Makers in Retail’, JamFactory, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2011
‘Time and Place – Australian Studio Ceramics’, curated by Vicki Grima, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW. Year: 2010
2010 - ‘Excursion’, Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran, VIC. Year: 2010
‘Christmas 2010’, selection of Australian ceramic artists. Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, NSW. Year: 2010
‘Art of Nature’, Innes National Park Information Centre, SA.. Year: 2010
‘Teawares’, JamFactory, Gallery 1, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2010
‘South Australian Ceramic Awards’, Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood. Year: 2010
‘Clay Adelaide’, Exhibition House, Gulgong, NSW. Year: 2010
‘Tapas’, Art Images, Norwood, SA. Year: 2009
‘Stirring the Possum, Art of Nature’, Hilton, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2009
'2D or not 2D' Urban Cow, Adelaide (as part of SALA). Year: 2009
'South Australia, Clay Without Convicts', National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW. Year: 2009
'Wish List', Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, SA. Selected by Craftsouth. Year: 2009
'Helpmann Academy's Maestros and Apprentices', Adelaide, SA. Year: 2009
'Scotch Art 2009', Scotch College Adelaide, SA. Year: 2009
'Exoteric' Clay Collective, Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2009
'JamFactory Ceramic Studio', JamFactory, Atrium, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2009
'Fem-FATE-Tales', Eye2Eye Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2009
'Concurrent', jewellery, ceramics and glass. Gallery 139, Adelaide.
'Finale', Space Between, Adelaide, SA. JamFactory 2nd year Associate exhibition. Year: 2008
'Wish List', Space Between, Adelaide. Selected by Craftsouth. Year: 2008
'JamFactory Biennial', JamFactory Gallery 1, Adelaide, SA.
'Ceramic Studio Works', JamFactory Retail Studio Gallery, Adelaide, SA. Year: 2007
'Muswellbrook Ceramic Awards', Muswellbrook, NSW. Year: 2007
'Hatched '07' national graduation exhibition, Perth WA. Year: 2007
'Helpmann Academy Graduation Exhibition' Adelaide, SA. Year: 2007
Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design (Ceramics), Adelaide College of the Arts 2004 - 2007.
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage.
Government of South Australia, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
SALA 2011 JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design Award
‘2010 South Australian Ceramics Awards’, Art Gallery of South Australia Acquisition Prize, Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, SA.
‘Marie Claire Maison Magazine, Paris’ Mar/Apr 2011. Inspirations, Folles alvéoles, Page 116.
'A Journey Through the Seasons, Landscapes' Government of South Australia, Department for Environment and Heritage, Special Edition 2009. "Environment as a Palette". Pages 12 & 13.
'Adelaide Matters' Issue 112, 17 Jun - 14 Jul 2009, "Porcelain Charm", page 42.
‘The Journal of Australian Ceramics’, South Australian Ceramics Awards. Pages 62 & 63. Year 2011
‘Craft Arts International’, South Australian Ceramics Awards. Pages 110 & 111. Year 2001
Various cafe/restaurant commissions within Adelaide, for example East End Providore, Tell Henry and Hey Jupiter
JamFactory Associate Programe, Ceramics Department,, Adelaide. SA. Feb 2007 to Dec 2008
4 Day artist in residency at Innes National Park in collaboration between South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage and JamFactory. Year: 2009
Artist in Residence, Mercedes College, Mitcham, SA. Year: 2011
Register for an intimate workshop, where ceramicist Stephanie James-Manttan will provide insight into making a set of hand built objects that will be functional, unique and even a little bit quirky.
You will have the opportunity to use a variety of different clay types and will be instructed on different hand building and decoration methods. All levels of experience welcome.
Maximum of 10 people.
Cost: $265 - includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.
Enquiries: email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile +61 410 479 895.
Handmade cups, bowls, plates, vases
Time & Date
12.00am 01 Apr 2017 - 12.00am 31 Dec 2017
Email or phone Stephanie to find out when the next available workshop is!
Stephanie James-Manttan Studio | The Clay Shed
142 Mount Barker Road
South Australia Australia
05 Sep 2017
In a true team effort, Nicolle Hahn (from Pony and Cole Icecream), studio Koush and Union St Printmakers have transformed a former furniture warehouse in Hindmarsh into a lively cafe, studio and showroom. Pony and Cole cafe opened in July with a focus on seasonal fresh food all served up on cups and plates by ceramicist Stephanie James-Manttan. Julie Pieda has also relocated Koush Design into this exciting new creative hub.
11 May 2017
Why does ceramicist Stephanie James-Manttan choose to work in SA?
‘Being a creative practitioner here in South Australia, we have lots of support from organisations such as Well Made. By choosing SA, you’re nurturing and fostering a whole creative community here in South Australia and it’s launch pad to bring your product across the world.’
Watch She Shopped's latest episode of South Australia in the Studio where they catch up with Stephanie at The Barn.
Special thanks to I Choose SA.