Creative Collection: Like Mother, Like Daughter

Home Beautiful|June 2020

Creative Collection: Like Mother, Like Daughter
The creative family duo behind Mas & Miek Fell In Love with clay at first throw
Kayla Wratten

THIS PAGE: The talented pair behind ceramics label Mas & Miek, Mieke (pictured left) and her daughter Charlie (right), enjoy spending time together in their Brisbane workshop and studio, The Ceramic House. As Charlie says, “My mama and I work quite harmoniously together.” OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: Clay tools are prepared ahead of time for students attending a workshop; Charlie handles a clay ribbon tool, enjoying the freedom of the form: “My worst nightmare of a medium is stone or wood, where once you carve or chip away too much, you can’t add it back on,” she laughs; students join Mieke on pottery wheels housed in their plant-filled workshop; a collection of ceramic vases glazed in the duo’s signature colour of turquoise.


Who: Artists (and mother-daughter duo) Charlie and Mieke De Deyne. What they do: Make ceramics and teach pottery classes at their studio, The Ceramic House. Where: Newstead, Brisbane. Why they do it: “I love the tactile feeling of clay,” says Charlie. “I like the limits of clay and how you can build upon or take it away; it’s so malleable.” Visit: Follow: @the_ceramic_house.


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June 2020