Astrid Saloman is a German-born, Melbourne-based creative who works across a wide span of mediums and disciplines. Starting as a photographer almost 20 years ago, she’s in her second year of clay craft.
“Working with clay is helped me getting through the extended lockdowns and border closures, the forced distance to my family in Germany, which was tough, so I spent most of my days in my studio shed, vigorously learning to work with this new material. It was the joy I needed to keep going”.
“Being a bit oldschool”, Saloman continues, “I also learned how to make my own glazes, as this I feel is part of my creative process. Even though it is a much slower process, it is very rewarding once you get it right”
Under the delightfully blunt moniker, ‘Bastard Ceramics’, Saloman has shown in Sydney and Milan (for the travelling exhibition ‘1000 Vases’) and was featured in SuperStudio Magazine, published by the pioneering architectural collective of the same name.