Joseph Turrin is based in Sydney, Australia. His playful approach to work traverses his interest in the history of ceramics, textiles and nature. Turrin’s creations range from utilitarian pieces to unique vessels and sculptural pieces, and his practice involves slip casting, hand building and surface manipulation. Some of his works remain functionally ambiguous with others referencing the utilitarian shapes found throughout the history of ceramics.
Turrin is the inaugural winner of the Bluethumb Art Prize 2021, and also won the Royal Doulton and UNSW Art & Design Award during his time studying at the University of New South Wales. This saw a one month internship at the Wedgewood Factory in the United Kingdom with the Royal Doulton global design team.