tamborine mountain arts collective

Shelley Courtney

Ceramics, Sculpture
  » Little Things Artisan Studio

Shelley is a self taught ceramic artist whose work gathers inspiration from the beautiful surroundings on Tamborine Mountain and the wider Australian landscape.

Working out of her small studio, Shelley prides herself on knowing that everything has had a touch point, from conception all the way down to the laser ply tag to show it’s complete.

The studio name is a reflection of the joy in the little things (or details) that are so often overlooked in nature as we rush around with our busy lives.

Whilst creating pieces of functional ware with various techniques, she begans to incorporate illumination into her artistic journey. By looking at how to enhance an organic and natural shape, she works with the elements of copper, timber, fabric and cement, crafting lamps that symbolise strength emerging from chaos.

Some of her newer pieces reflects the rebuilding and transformation, as she blends different mediums to convey the complex emotions of recovery after the 2023 tornado.

Tmac acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands we operate on, the Wanggerriburras people and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.