Local artist Svetlana Panov discovered her passion and talent for ceramics at the Casula Powerhouse Ceramics Studio less than two years ago. Her intricate creations are inspired by the textures of nature, from aquatic life and landscapes, to plants found in the local area.
After finding a cluster of golden fungi growing in the Casula Parklands, Svetlana began making the mushroom-inspired forms that feature in her recent work. Her works begin with no final picture in mind, instead Svetlana is led by the material of clay, her emotions at the time, and a devotion to making art.
With painstaking attention to detail, each piece can take up to fifty hours to produce.