Yoona's Designs            

Spotted Tailed Quoll

Spotted Tailed Quoll

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Echidna

Echidna

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Platypus

Platypus

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Wombat

Wombat

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Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Eastern Barred Bandicoot

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Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

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Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger)

Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger)

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      Originally from the Huon Valley and born in Hobart as a 6th generation Tasmanian, Yoona lived in many towns along the North West Coast before returning to Hobart to study at the Tasmanian School of Art, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Northern Territory. 

 

     After returning to Tasmania with young children Yoona became involved with The Tasmanian Wildlife Park, where she helped set up a Pottery Studio that was open to the public.  “I worked with the native animals as a part-time animal keeper’s assistant and was able to study them closely.  As I had already produced work at Art School about the disrespect many Tasmanian's showed towards our beautiful animals, it was a natural progression to create a range of native animal designs for the local and visitor markets.  A central theme has been to show Tasmanian's what precious and unique creatures inhabit Tasmania’s forests.”  It was not easy to capture likenesses of the native animals, as I had been far more familiar with domestic and exotic animals. "My first attempts looked like Dogs and Bears, anything but Devils and Quolls!" 

 

     The prototypes were produced in 1991, and apart from a few years break they have been rolling off the slip cast, handmade production line ever since.  The first hundreds were a mixture of success and needed more work, mainly in the area of glazing, but ‘the recession we had to have’ had begun and I had to start selling whether they were ready or not." Luckily the Devil glaze was successful from day one and has always performed beautifully.  "Fortunately the animals sold and after about 22 years I could finally rely on my glazes working well most of the time!  It is a constant challenge."

 

 

 

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Tasmanian Devil

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