dean smith

Dean Smith


From the day his parents set up a crude backyard kiln at their Brisbane home, Dean, then a young teenager, instantly found his purpose and passion. He later spent some time potting under the guidance of Master potter Ted Secombe who introduced him to crystalline glazes. Almost 20 years on and largely self-taught, Dean’s expertise in crystalline glazing, his highly refined throwing technique, and the unique aesthetic of his work has brought him well deserved rewards.

Dean has exhibited in galleries in Victoria and Western Australia. His work is housed in both public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Dean has received a number of awards, most recently the Silver Prize in the upcoming Taiwan Ceramics Biennale in July 2012 at the Yingge Ceramics Museum. In conjunction with this, Dean has undertaken a three month artist's residency in Yingge.