Dawn Thirlaway first studied Ceramics at TAFE in Sydney and then at Southern Cross University, Lismore. Dawn has exhibited at the Gold Coast Ceramics Awards, Planet, Lismore Regional Art Gallery and participated in many group exhibitions both regionally and interstate.

Dawn won the graduating student award at Fusion's Gallery in 2003 and was selected to exhibit at 'Verge" 11th National Ceramics Conference in Brisbane 2006. In 2009 she received third place in the Border Art Prize.

Dawn’s passion was “Neriage” - a unique Japanese process of laminating coloured clays and creating patterns which requires patience and attention to detail. She used the local landscape as inspiration for her small delicate bowls in translucent porcelain. Dawn's work also includes wheel-thrown pieces as well as home-wares in slip-cast porcelain.

Completing Visual Arts Honours at SCU in 2011, Dawn worked on a project that conveyed her experiences and recovery from cancer. In her work, Dawn drew upon her personal experience of cancer to facilitate "Healing with Clay" workshops for a variety of groups in the Lismore area, as well as teaching ceramics to people with disabilities.

Sadly, Dawn died in July, 2013. It may be a cliche, but a little piece of Dawn's serenity and wisdom lives on in her work - not to mention our individual and collective memories of her and her contribution to the arts community of Lismore.
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Dawn Thirlaway
Flat Plate

Nerikome Porcelain
16 x 19cm

Catalogue No. DTH-127
$ 50

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Jelly Bowl

Slip-cast porcelain, fluted, polished & glazed
21cm diameter; 10.5cm high

Catalogue No. DTH-128
$ 150

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Love
(part of the 'Virtues' series)

Slip-cast porcelain with decals, fluted, polished & glazed
approx 22cm diameter; 10.5cm high

Catalogue No. DTH-130a
$ 165

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Peace
(part of the 'Virtues' series)

Porcelain, fluted, polished & glazed
approx 22cm diameter; 10.5cm high

Catalogue No. DTH-130b
$ 165

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Truth
(part of the 'Virtues' series)

Porcelain, fluted, polished & glazed
approx 22cm diameter; 10.5cm high

Catalogue No. DTH-130c
$ 165

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Jiggi Autumn
(2 pieces; sold separately)

Neriage Porcelain
Approx 15cm diameter each

Catalogue No. DTH-101
$ 500

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Being in Sunset
(3 bowls; sold separately)

Neriage Porcelain
Approx 12cm diameter each

Catalogue No. DTH-102
$ 500

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Being in Sunset - cylinders
(3 pieces; sold separately)

Neriage Porcelain
Approx 14cm or 10cm tall

Catalogue No. DTH-108
$ 500

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Waterfall
(2 pieces; sold separately)

Neriage Porcelain
Approx 15cm diameter each

Catalogue No. DTH-103
$ 500

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Checked Neriage
(2 pieces; sold separately)

Neriage Porcelain
Approx 11cm diameter each

Catalogue No. DTH-125
$ 500

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Natural Protection
(2 pieces; sold separately)

Porcelain cylinders - casting, slip & bamboo
Approx 21cm tall; 80mmm diameter each

Catalogue No. DTH-106
$ 85

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Tread

Porcelain cylinder - casting & slip
Approx 22cm tall; 80mmm diameter - white or grey

Catalogue No. DTH-110
$ 85

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Tickle My Fancy

Porcelain cylinder - casting, slip & feather
Approx 22cm tall; 80mmm diameter each - white or grey

Catalogue No. DTH-111
$ 85

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Beakers

Glazed & unglazed porcelain; various colours
Approx 7cm tall

Catalogue No. DTH-104
$ 25 each or $ 40 pair

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Cup & Saucer

Glazed & unglazed porcelain; various colours
Cup approx 7cm tall

Catalogue No. DTH-123
$ 50 pair

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Bag of bowls
(6 piece set)

Glazed porcelain in hemp fibre mesh bag
Approx 28cm diameter each

Catalogue No. DTH-107
$ 230
(for set)

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Boat Bowls

Unglazed porcelain in white, pale grey and white/grey mix

Approx 18cm long
Catalogue No. DTH-124

$ 77

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Everyday Bowl - large

Glazed and unglazed porcelain

Approx 13.5cm diameter x 10cm tall
Catalogue No. DTH-119

$ 50

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Everyday Bowl - medium

Glazed and unglazed porcelain

Approx 13cm diameter x 7cm tall
Catalogue No. DTH-120

$ 40

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'Dream Drop' Bowls

Glazed and unglazed porcelain in various colours

Approx 11cm diameter each

Catalogue No. DTH-122
$ 30
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Choker No 1

Porcelain pendant on rubber choker

Catalogue No. DTH-112A
$ 55

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Choker No 3

Porcelain pendant on rubber choker

Catalogue No. DTH-112C
$ 55

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Choker No 4

Porcelain pendant on rubber choker

Catalogue No. DTH-112D
$ 55

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Pendant & Earring Set

Porcelain pendant on rubber choker & drop earrings

Catalogue No. DTH-115
$ 100

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Neckpiece No 1
Porcelain pendant on silver chain (in silk gift box)

Catalogue No. DTH-113A
$ 95

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Neckpiece No 2

Porcelain pendant on silver chain (in silk gift box)

Catalogue No. DTH-113B
$ 95

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Neckpiece No 3

Porcelain pendant on silver chain (in silk gift box)

Catalogue No. DTH-113C
$ 95

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Neckpiece No 4

Porcelain pendant on silver chain (in silk gift box)

Catalogue No. DTH-113D
$ 95

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Neckpiece No 5

Porcelain pendant on silver chain (in silk gift box)

Catalogue No. DTH-113E
$ 95

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Neckpiece No 6

Porcelain pendant on silver chain (in silk gift box)

Catalogue No. DTH-113F
$ 95

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Neriage Beads

Porcelain beads on chord
Catalogue No. DTH-117
$ 275

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Pendant No 1

Porcelain pendant on base metal chain

Catalogue No. DTH-118A
$ 30

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Pendant No 2

Porcelain pendant on base metal chain

Catalogue No. DTH-118B
$ 30

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Earrings No 1

Porcelain drop earrings

Catalogue No. DTH-116A
$ 50

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Earrings No 2

Porcelain drop earrings

Catalogue No. DTH-116B
$ 50

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Earrings No 3

Porcelain drop earrings

Catalogue No. DTH-116C
$ 50

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Earrings No 4

Porcelain earrings

Catalogue No. DTH-116D
$ 50

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Brooch No 1

Porcelain brooch

Catalogue No. DTH-114A
$ 30

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Brooch No 2

Porcelain brooch

Catalogue No. DTH-114B
$ 30

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Brooch No 3

Porcelain brooch

Catalogue No. DTH-114C
$ 30

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Brooch No 4

Porcelain brooch

Catalogue No. DTH-114D
$ 30

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Brooch No 5

Porcelain brooch

Catalogue No. DTH-114E
$ 30

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Brooch No 6

Porcelain brooch

Catalogue No. DTH-114F
$ 30

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Brooch No 7

Porcelain brooch

Catalogue No. DTH-114G
$ 30

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