Cassie Hansen is a Kyneton-based ceramicist, creating midfire and stoneware vessels and objects that combine wheel-thrown and hand-built elements. Her work 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 2023, she was awarded the $10,000 Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize and mentorship.
She works from her studio in Kyneton in country Victoria, Australia, on Taungurung country.
• Winner of the $10,000 Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize 2023, Mud Australia (February 2023)
• “Sitting Vacant” solo show at Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton (July-August 2022)
• “Scale and Assembly” Artist In Focus exhibition at Modern Times, Fitzroy (May 2022)
• “A Gentle Unwinding” group show at Modern Times, Fitzroy (December 2022)
* “The Vessel Edit by Anfisa” group show at Kolbusz Space, Perth (November 2022)
• “Darlings” group exhibition at Curatorial & Co gallery, Sydney (2022)
• “Peek Hour” solo show at Michael Reid Northern Beaches, Sydney (February, 2021)
• Listed in The Design Files’ “The 8 emerging makers to keep your eyes on in 2021.” (2021)
• “Every Artist Ever” group exhibition at Stockroom, Kyneton (2021)
• “Darlings” group exhibition at Curatorial & Co gallery, Sydney (2020)
• “Table Matters” group exhibition at Living Arts, Bendigo (2020)
• The Design Files’ Design Awards – finalist in the Emerging Designer category (2020)
• Craft Contemporary Festival 2020 – Virtual Open Studio Tour
• Patron 60 Hands – Pay It Forward grant – juror (2020)
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.
Cassie Hansen Ceramics is proud to Pay The Rent annually in solidarity with First Nations people.
All studio photography on home page taken by Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.
Above photo by Leon Schoots.