Annarie Hildebrand is a Sydney based emerging ceramic artist and graduate of the Advance Diploma in Ceramics programme through NSI. Inspired by architectural forms, and Dutch masters, as well as found objects from recycle centres and charity shops she creates plaster moulds that are cut up and reassembled like building blocks.
Working with slip casting clay gives her the tools to merge ideas and materials and create both sculptural and functional pieces. For her, the making process starts with only a vague idea of a geometric shape, followed by a subconscious process of controlling and letting go. This allows the plaster moulds and slip to make its own marks and create unique pieces.