John Brighenti is a Brisbane-based artist creating wheel thrown ceramics that incorporate natural textures and materials with classical ceramic forms. Trained through a traditional apprenticeship focused on raku-firing, John has developed his work across 4 continents, incorporating aesthetics and techniques from these varied experiences. Sometimes playful, and sometimes confronting, his work often blurs the line between organic and man-made, exploring the power and endurance of biota and in relation to humankind.
John serves on the board of Ceramic Arts Queensland, and has been a finalist for several regional and national awards, including the 2021 Siliceous Award for Ceramics Excellence. He works and teaches from his studio in Indooroopilly, QLD.