Natalie Velthuyzen gained a Diploma in Ceramics through NSI Tafe and has worked in the
ceramics industry for over 20 years. Natalie is well known for her excellent teaching at both
Hornsby Ceramics and the Willoughby Art Centre, Sydney.
In her own studio practice, Natalie is drawn towards making tableware, small pieces of artwork
which can be used every day that become part of the ritual of eating and sharing. Produced in
her home studio in Sydney, her work echoes the sandstone, eucalypts, and waterways of the
Darug and Guringai locality. Natalie often uses iron-bearing stoneware clay bodies, leaving
an area of the pot unglazed to exhibit the clay’s natural warmth, glazes and earthy oxides are
applied to reflect the palette of her landscape.
Ceramics Photography: Stephen Cummings @lightplay_photography