Greg Crowe

Greg Crowe

      For more about my work see article by Catherine Czerw in Ceramics Ireland



Greg at work I was first introduced to pottery in 1974, while half way through an architecture course at WAIT (now Curtin University) in Perth W.A. Immediately I decided that this was what I wanted to pursue. Although completing my architectural qualifications I continued to follow my passion for pottery and also graduated with a BA Design (Ceramics) in 1979.

Since then I have pursued my interests in pottery in my own workshop and through travels, particularly in Europe and the U.S. and Canada. I spent a period working with Svend Bayer in England in 1992 and have recently done a 3 month residency in Minnesota, U.S.

I have taught pottery at tertiary level in Perth for 25 years while developing my own ideas and maintaining a steady production of work for exhibitions.  In June 2010 I returned to working full time in my workshop at Hovea.

My work is represented in the Art Gallery of WA, the Queensland Art Gallery and many other private collections

Hovea PotteryHovea Pottery
I established Hovea Pottery in 1980, adjacent to my home, using second hand bricks and recycled ‘Oregon’ trusses. My wife and I chose the area for its natural beauty, access to the city and the space that it gave me for establishing a pottery workshop and kilns.

Hovea Pottery is situated in a beautiful valley, 25 kilometres east of Perth. Hovea is a small semi rural area, adjacent to the eastern border of John Forrest National Park. It is a forested and hilly area, rich in resources for the potter.

Since 1985 I have concentrated on wood fired and salt glazed pottery using a variety of kilns. There is a small gallery area within the workshop and visitors are welcome by appointment. 

Future Directions
I am still fascinated by the nature of the clay surface when stretched, the subtle textures and changes that occur. I intend to continue exploring these possibilities, with particular emphasis on using the materials available locally.

Mundaring Art Centre – Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring, WA
Mountford Winery – Pemberton, WA  
The Great Southern Gallery between Chidlow and York, WA

Hovea Pottery


Greg Crowe. Hovea Pottery, 55 Bentley Place, Hovea WA, 6071
Ph 61 8 9298 8047  |  gjcrowe@hotmail.com