Dianne Collins
I am a Melbourne based ceramicist working from my studio in the leafy northern suburb of St Helena. Its natural environment inspires the soft curves and simple botanical designs of my latest collections. I try to find a balance between the refined sensual curve and simplicity, while being honest to the medium and firing method.

I was first introduced to ceramics when 15 and living in Japan as an Exchange Student. It was not long into the year that I could be easily found in the school pottery studio working alongside a local Master absorbing the embedded culture and refining the techniques behind Japanese ceramics.

Back in Australia, I finished high school then graduated and worked as a Horticultural Research Scientist. From there I moved into the commercial world and proceeded to have a successful 20-year business career in the corporate world.

Recently, I decided it was time to return to my true love – crafting ceramics. Japanese influenced aesthetic emerges from my delicate wheel thrown functional ware. Recent botanical designs and motifs have emerged from my years as a Botanist and Research Scientist.

In 2012, I launched into creating unique commissioned ceramic ware. Infusing the knowledge and understandings gained in the corporate world, I work in collaboration with the client to create bespoke works that are an extension of an individual or business. My first commission was a successful series of distinctive lidded butter dishes for Jacques Reymond Restaurant.
Dianne Collins
Botanical Illustration
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Exhibitions, Commercial commissions
People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Australian Ceramics Association
Accredited Member of Craft (Vic)