Handmade ceramic tableware, tiles and basins in Canberra, Australia
Girl Nomad Ceramics is designed and handcrafted in Canberra by Richilde Flavell. Richilde enjoys experimenting with a variety of clays and glazes, to make work that is subtle, featuring soft lines with contrasting and complementary elements. Each piece of Richilde’s wheel thrown, functional work is unique. Her range highlights contemporary tableware glazed with volcanic tones and exposed clay surfaces.
Whose hands made my pot you ask?
Hi, Im Richilde! (pronounced Risheild) I spent my childhood traipsing around bare foot in a sub-tropical valley in northern NSW, learning to swim in the river across the road and eating oranges from the orchards after school.
I moved out of home at 15 so I could finish high school, then spent my twenties traveling Australia, then Europe and India on the cheep, hitchhiking and volunteering for the most part.
When I returned to Australia in 2008 I began pottery classes at the Carlton Art Centre in Melbourne, then I moved to Bellingen and was guided by John Tuckwell, before moving to Canberra to undertake a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Australian National University, graduating in 2015.
At the ANU School of Art + Design is where things started to click into place and I began to feel I'd finally(!) found my way.
Now I'm a full time potter, making small batch tableware and homeware commissions in my studio at Strathnairn Art Centre on the edge of the city in Canberra, Australia.
I also teach a tableware design course on Wednesday evenings, wheel throwing on Friday evenings and a general class on Sunday afternoons at the Canberra Potters Society.
And I run workshops from time to time at Meet Gather Collect in Aranda and one on one wheel throwing tuition for intermediate throwers at Strathnairn Art Centre.
Top mage by Tim Beam thanks to Her Canberra
Bottom image Lean Timms