‘Cup Runneth Over’ – A Group Show

Crammed on our shelves and wedged in our cupboards, our relationship to cups and saucers is a mostly incurious one. Their job is obvious and value, inevitable, such that we treat them as birthrights or the changeless tools of daily life. That the cup and saucer can be made ambivalent, strange or exotic again, and put at the front of our minds, is the great strength of Cup Runneth Over at Michael Reid Northern Beaches. The thirty-one ceramicists on show tell us that there is still uncharted territory when it comes to these objects …that these ‘old dogs’ can learn new tricks.

The concept for this show is a celebration of the humble cup, mug or preferred drinking vessel. This group of ceramics artists have been invited to contribute a set of cups in their own particular style and method.

The scope of this show will span form and function, exploring teacups, coffee mugs, sake cup – and beyond.

This show is a distillation of many creative minds – expressed in the form of this humble, ubiquitous yet much beloved functional ceramic.

EXHIBITION RUNS: 20-30 October.

  • Sandy Lockwood
    Two cups on tray and teapot (set), 2021

    $480
  • Sierra McManus
    70s Salvos Dress Cup Set, 2021

    8.5 × 10.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Penelope Duke
    Lost Your Shadow (set of three), 2021

    $315
  • Adriana Christianson
    Blue Lorikeet, 2021

    8.6 × 9.5 cm
    $95
  • Adriana Christianson
    Blue Spotted Pardalote, 2021

    9.3 × 9.3 cm
    $95
  • James Lemon
    I’m very fragile 2, 2021

    27.5 × 12 cm

    SOLD

  • James Lemon
    I’m very fragile, 2021

    21 × 8 cm
    $850
  • James Lemon
    Bug 1 , 2021

    18 × 14 cm
    $850
  • James Lemon
    Bug 2, 2021

    24 × 14 cm
    $850
  • Dawn Waswick
    Carved sake cup, 2021

    7 × 8 cm

    SOLD

  • Dawn Waswick
    Carved sake cup, 2021

    7 × 8 cm

    SOLD

  • Naoko Rodgers
    Sand (left), 2021

    9 × 8.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Naoko Rodgers
    Choc Chip, 2021

    8.5 × 8.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Alison Frith
    Cup and Rise I, 2021

    5.5 × 10.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Alison Frith
    Cup and Rise II, 2021

    7.5 × 8 cm
    $120
  • Alison Frith
    Cup and Rise IV, 2021

    6 × 9 cm

    SOLD

  • Shannon Garson
    Little cup – green and pink, 2021

    6.5 × 13 cm
    $160
  • Neville French
    Cup and saucer (left), 2021

    10 × 15 cm
    $280
  • Neville French
    Cup and saucer (right), 2021

    10 × 15 cm
    $280
  • Shannon Garson
    Armillaria – cup and saucer, 2021

    8 × 16 cm
    $250
  • Shannon Garson
    Mycena epipterygia – cup and saucer, 2021

    8 × 16 cm

    SOLD

  • Rhiannon Gill
    Deep Sea handled mug (left), 2021

    7.5 × 13 cm

    SOLD

  • Rhiannon Gill
    Deep Sea handled mug (right), 2021

    7.5 × 13 cm

    SOLD

  • Chrystie Longworth
    Falling Petals Cup I & 2 (set), 2021

    9 × 8 cm

    SOLD

  • Sierra McManus
    Floral Black Apron Cup Set, 2021

    9.5 × 10 cm

    SOLD

  • Arcadia Scott
    Fluted Mug Blue, 2021

    8 × 9 cm

    SOLD

  • Arcadia Scott
    Fluted Mug Blush, 2021

    8 × 9 cm

    SOLD

  • Arcadia Scott
    Fluted Mug Coral, 2021

    8 × 9 cm

    SOLD

  • Arcadia Scott
    Fluted Mug Lilac, 2021

    8 × 9 cm

    SOLD

  • Lauren Joffe
    Untitled Cups, 2021

    10.5 × 7 cm
    $160
  • Marianne Huhn
    Fly (right), 2021

    6.5 × 6.5 cm
    $200
  • Lauren Joffe
    Untitled Cups, 2021

    9.5 × 7.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Nikki Dowdell
    Golden Arches Demitasse (right), 2021

    7 × 8 cm
    $55
  • Nikki Dowdell
    Golden Arches Tumbler (left), 2021

    10 × 10 cm

    SOLD

  • Chrystie Longworth
    Happy Pills Mega Mug I & 2 (set), 2021

    9 × 13 cm

    SOLD

  • Jennifer Everett
    Traces, Sake Set, 2021

    11 × 7 cm

    SOLD

  • Janetta Kerr-Grant
    Horizon cup 1, 2021

    8.5 × 9 cm
    $80
  • Janetta Kerr-Grant
    Horizon cup 2, 2021

    8.5 × 9 cm
    $80
  • Jolene Hewison
    Karri Mug & Saucer (left), 2021

    11.5 × 16 cm

    SOLD

  • Jolene Hewison
    Karri Mug & Saucer (right), 2021

    11.5 × 16 cm
    $169
  • Sarah Murray
    Kilim Cup 1, 2021

    9.5 × 8 cm

    SOLD

  • Sarah Murray
    Kilim Cup 2, 2021

    9.5 × 8 cm
    $68
  • Yvette Delacy
    Landscape cup, 2021

    6.5 × 10 cm
    $60
  • Yvette Delacy
    Landscape cup, 2021

    6.5 × 9.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Larissa Warren
    Lava cup I, 2021

    8.5 × 10 cm
    $135
  • Larissa Warren
    Lava cup II, 2021

    8 × 10 cm
    $135
  • Shannon Garson
    Little cup – orange and blue, 2021

    6.5 × 13 cm
    $160
  • Kristin Burgham
    Loving Cup – Short (Blue), Porcelain

    10.5 × 16 cm
    $150
  • Kristin Burgham
    Loving Cup – Tall (Green), Porcelain

    15 × 17 cm
    $220
  • Penelope Duke
    Midnight Mugs (both), 2021

    SOLD

  • Jennifer Everett
    Molten Mugs, 2021

    12 × 9 cm
    $160
  • Dawn Waswick
    Mountain Mug, 2021

    10.5 × 8 cm

    SOLD

  • Dawn Waswick
    Mountain Mug, 2021

    10.5 × 8 cm
    $60
  • Larissa Warren
    Mountains in the sky I, 2021

    9 × 9.5 cm
    $145
  • Larissa Warren
    Mountains in the sky II, 2021

    9 × 9.5 cm
    $145
  • Charmian Ong
    Mugs in Sumi, 2021

    7 × 11 cm

    SOLD

  • Charmian Ong
    Mugs in Yuki, 2021

    7 × 11 cm

    SOLD

  • Lisa Lapointe
    Neanderthal Mug I, 2021

    21 × 17 cm

    SOLD

  • Lisa Lapointe
    Neanderthal Mug II, 2021

    21 × 17 cm
    $200
  • Emma Kaye
    Plein Air, 2021

    7.5 × 11 cm
    $160
  • Adriana Christianson
    Red Lorikeet, 2021

    9.3 × 9.2 cm

    SOLD

  • Adriana Christianson
    Red Spotted Pardalote, 2021

    8.6 × 9.3 cm

    SOLD

  • Nicola Hart
    Ruffle cup set 1, 2021

    9.5 × 17.5 cm
    $140
  • Nicola Hart
    Ruffle cup set 2, 2021

    9.5 × 17.5 cm
    $140
  • Shannon Garson
    Little cup – pink and purple, 2021

    6.5 × 13 cm
    $160
  • Shannon Garson
    Little cup – starry sky, 2021

    6.5 × 13 cm

    SOLD

  • Catherine Field
    Splendid Wren Cup and Saucer 1, 2021

    SOLD

  • Catherine Field
    Splendid Wren Cup and Saucer 2, 2021

    SOLD

  • Catherine Field
    Splendid Wren Cup and Saucer 3, 2021

    $95
  • Catherine Field
    Splendid Wren Cup and Saucer 4, 2021

    $95
  • Kimberly Cruz
    The wiseman built his house upon the rock – I, 2021

    8.5 × 8 cm
    $290
  • Kimberly Cruz
    The wiseman built his house upon the rock – II, 2021

    6 × 8 cm
    $290
  • Kimberly Cruz
    The wiseman built his house upon the rock – III, 2021

    7 × 9 cm
    $290
  • Kimberly Cruz
    The wiseman built his house upon the rock – IIII, 2021

    8 × 9 cm
    $290
  • Nicola Hart
    Aqua morning tea set, 2021

    9 × 17.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Nicola Hart
    Pink morning tea set, 2021

    9 × 17.5 cm
    $115
  • Sandy Lockwood
    Two cups on tray and teapot (set), 2021

    $480
  • Neville French
    White teacup (left), 2020

    8.5 × 10 cm
    $180
  • Neville French
    Woodfired teacup (right), 2019

    8.5 × 10 cm
    $180
  • Tina Thorburn
    Untitled, 2021

    11 × 9 cm
    $55
  • Tina Thorburn
    Untitled, 2021

    7 × 10 cm
    $55
  • Peta Armstrong
    Home Town Flow (Black), 2021

    10 × 9 cm

    SOLD

  • Nikki Dowdell
    Golden Arches Tumbler (right), 2021

    7 × 8 cm
    $85
  • Alison Frith
    Cup and Rise III, 2021

    5.5 × 10.5 cm
    $120
  • Peta Armstrong
    Home Town Grow (Brown), 2021

    10 × 9 cm

    SOLD

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