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Cassie Hansen is a Kyneton-based ceramicist, creating midfire and stoneware vessels and objects that combine wheel-thrown and hand-built elements. Her work, which sits somewhere between art, sculpture and utility, is inspired by her interest with the simplified forms and linear qualities of various architecture periods and movements, as well as the shadows and compositions captured in architectural photography.

As the editor of design magazine Artichoke, Cassie draws on a decade of experience looking critically at design, furniture, objects, architecture and interiors. She began ceramics in 2016, and in 2018 spent a year learning from renowned ceramicists Neville French and Kate Jones at Shane Kent’s Melbourne-based ceramics school, the School of Clay and Art (SOCA).

In 2020, she was named a finalist in The Design Files’ Design Awards, in the Emerging Designer category.

She works from her studio in Kyneton in country Victoria, Australia.

All studio photography taken by Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work,
the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nation.

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