Juz Kitson

Juz Kitson

Juz Kitson’s works are resplendent and dense. Complex and large scale, they are exquisite musings on nature’s cycles of metamorphosis, decay, beauty and abundance. As a contemporary multi-disciplinary artist, Kitson pushes the boundaries of material and meaning through her sculptural works. Kitson has mastered the use of porcelain and other clay bodies through intricate hand-building and slip casting. Like alchemy, Kitson incorporates these ceramic elements with hot and flameworked glass and natural materials, such as reclaimed animal pelts and furs and husks and tusks. The seductive combination of the construction and assemblage with hand built forms and found objects couple to form Kitson’s unsettling evocative morphologies.

Central to Kitson’s work is the concept of ritual and transformation. Her experiences of living and travelling across the world, walking through the dense jungles of Indonesia and living in the Ancient porcelain city of Jingdezhen are infused within her work. Kitson’s contemporary practice has a flair for the occult; drawing on her observations of shamans, forgotten temples, and animist traditions of sacrifice. There is a deep seated and persistent questioning around the nature of the self, the role of the unconscious and the experience of changing states as we might experience in a dream or a trance. Kitson’s work is bold as she calls her audience to brave the shadows and experience the vulnerable intensity of pleasure, delight, desire and discomfort.

Since her debut in Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2012, Art Dubai in 2014, Australia platform at Artstage Singapore 2014 and the Adelaide Biennale (2016) Kitson has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally with solo shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Japan and Beijing.

Kitson’s work continues to gain critical acclaim as a prize finalist including the Wynne Prize (Highly Commended 2022) (2017), the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (2019) and The Alice Prize (2018). Her work is held in public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, RMIT University, Westpac Bank as well as in private collections in Australia, Germany and the UK.


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Juz Kitson That quiet love that permeates everything no II 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, multiple glazes 69 x 39 x 37 cm Sold
Juz Kitson New Artwork Commission 2023 mixed media 60 x 60 x 25 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Formless within ourselves; change is the only constant. No II 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware and various glazes 38 x 54 x 14 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Formless within ourselves; change is the only constant. No III 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware and various glazes 33 x 77 x 12 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Formless within ourselves; change is the only constant 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware and various glazes 55 x 53 x 13 cm $5,500.00
Juz Kitson Contemplation of the sublime. No II 2023 Raku, stoneware and multiple glazes. 83 x 36 x 38 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Contemplation of the sublime 2023 Raku, stoneware and multiple glazes. 85 x 40 x 41 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Push the sky away; what dreams may come 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, enamel, marine ply. 127 x 37 x 47 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Existing all at once, suspended in potentiality. No III 2023 Stoneware, raku, black oxide. 83 x 40 x 39 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Existing all at once, suspended in potentiality. No II 2023 Stoneware, raku, black oxide. 83 x 52 x 49 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Existing all at once, suspended in potentiality. No IV 2023 Stoneware, raku, black oxide. 81 x 44 x 42 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Existing all at once; suspended in the eternal present. No II 2023 Stoneware, raku, black oxide. 69 x 66 x 14 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Existing all at once; suspended in the eternal present 2023 Stoneware, raku, black oxide. Reduction fired. 72 x 63 x 14 cm $8,900.00
Juz Kitson That quiet love that permeates everything 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, multiple glazes, oxidation firing 77 x 25 x 26 cm $11,900.00
Juz Kitson Shadows make the light shine brighter. No II 2023 Stoneware, porcelain and raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 83 x 38 x 40 cm Sold
Juz Kitson There have been many sightings in the wilderness, where they have been observed engaging in unusual behavior such as remaining motionless for extended periods in specific locations, seemingly doing nothing but gazing at picturesque landscapes. No II 2023 Earthenware, raku and multiple glazes 89 x 45 x 46 cm $14,000.00
Juz Kitson There have been many sightings in the wilderness, where they have been observed engaging in unusual behavior such as remaining motionless for extended periods in specific locations, seemingly doing nothing but gazing at picturesque landscapes. 2023 Earthenware, raku and multiple glazes 85 x 40 x 39 cm $14,000.00
Juz Kitson Shadows make the light shine brighter 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, multiple glazes, recycled building glass, resin, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 113 x 100 x 40 cm $18,000.00
Juz Kitson The secret of the golden flower 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, recycled building glass, murano glass, rabbit fur, fox fur, cashmere goat hide, marine ply and treated pine 118 x 125 x 32 cm $18,000.00
Juz Kitson All will reveal itself when you dive in and dive in deep 2023 Stoneware, raku, terracotta, luster, various glaze 93 x 210 x 85 cm $34,000.00
Juz Kitson Formless within ourselves 2022 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 80 x 35 x 13 cm $5,800.00
Juz Kitson You are stronger than you think, you are more than you know. No II 2022 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, midfire, raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 136 x 94 x 21 cm $10,400.00
Juz Kitson The first flower; a rare phenomenon. No II 2022 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 80 x 18 x 12 cm Sold
Juz Kitson The first flower; a rare phenomenon 2022 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 98 x 20 x 10 cm Sold
Juz Kitson The Future is Your Ocean Oyster, No II 2022 Jingdezhen porcelain, reclaimed vintage rabbit fur coat, hand formed murano glass, indonesian recycled building glass, hand blown glass, resin, marine ply and treated pine 91 x 96 x 55 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Alteration of incoming sensoria 2022 Stoneware, raku, oxide, lustre 69 x 40 x 39 cm $11,900.00
Juz Kitson You are stronger than you think, You are more than you know 2022 Stoneware, raku, oxides, multiple glazes, fired multiple times 77 x 39 x 37 cm $14,000.00
Juz Kitson The longevity elixir; a delicate and fragrant being 2022 Earthenware, raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 80 x 37 x 38 cm $14,000.00
Juz Kitson Fragmented memories. Perhaps because of an aversion to certainty 2016 jingdezhen porcelain, southern Ice porcelain, fox pelt, deer hide, angora goat pelt, australian terracotta, horsehair, marine ply and treated pine 145 x 62 x 30 cm Sold
Juz Kitson You are everything; ripples moving ever outwards 2018 Jingdezhen porcelain, merino wool, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 105 x 62 x 30 cm $19,000.00
Juz Kitson Thousands of words exist silently in your memory 2018 Hand blown and slumped glass, polyester thread, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 200 x 78 x 60 cm $22,000.00
Juz Kitson She walks in beauty, of the night and all thats best of dark and bright. In memory of the wildfires. 2022 jingdezhen porcelain, black butt timber, steel, resin, silicone, enamel, marine ply 125 x 60 x 34 cm Sold
Juz Kitson Observe the many ways, liminal spaces bordering things we already know. In memory of the wildfires. 2022 jingdezhen porcelain, black butt timber, steel, resin, silicone, enamel, marine ply 115 x 46 x 40 cm $22,000.00
Juz Kitson Formless within ourselves 2022 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 80 x 35 x 13 cm $5,800.00
Juz Kitson Formless within ourselves; change is the only constant 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware and various glazes 55 x 53 x 13 cm $5,500.00
Juz Kitson Existing all at once; suspended in the eternal present 2023 Stoneware, raku, black oxide. Reduction fired. 72 x 63 x 14 cm $8,900.00
Juz Kitson That quiet love that permeates everything 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, multiple glazes, oxidation firing 77 x 25 x 26 cm $11,900.00
Juz Kitson There have been many sightings in the wilderness, where they have been observed engaging in unusual behavior such as remaining motionless for extended periods in specific locations, seemingly doing nothing but gazing at picturesque landscapes. No II 2023 Earthenware, raku and multiple glazes 89 x 45 x 46 cm $14,000.00
Juz Kitson There have been many sightings in the wilderness, where they have been observed engaging in unusual behavior such as remaining motionless for extended periods in specific locations, seemingly doing nothing but gazing at picturesque landscapes. 2023 Earthenware, raku and multiple glazes 85 x 40 x 39 cm $14,000.00
Juz Kitson Shadows make the light shine brighter 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, multiple glazes, recycled building glass, resin, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 113 x 100 x 40 cm $18,000.00
Juz Kitson The secret of the golden flower 2023 Jingdezhen porcelain, recycled building glass, murano glass, rabbit fur, fox fur, cashmere goat hide, marine ply and treated pine 118 x 125 x 32 cm $18,000.00
Juz Kitson All will reveal itself when you dive in and dive in deep 2023 Stoneware, raku, terracotta, luster, various glaze 93 x 210 x 85 cm $34,000.00
Juz Kitson You are stronger than you think, you are more than you know. No II 2022 Jingdezhen porcelain, stoneware, midfire, raku, various glazes, fired multiple times 136 x 94 x 21 cm $10,400.00
Juz Kitson Alteration of incoming sensoria 2022 Stoneware, raku, oxide, lustre 69 x 40 x 39 cm $11,900.00
Juz Kitson You are stronger than you think, You are more than you know 2022 Stoneware, raku, oxides, multiple glazes, fired multiple times 77 x 39 x 37 cm $14,000.00
Juz Kitson You are everything; ripples moving ever outwards 2018 Jingdezhen porcelain, merino wool, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 105 x 62 x 30 cm $19,000.00
Juz Kitson Thousands of words exist silently in your memory 2018 Hand blown and slumped glass, polyester thread, rabbit fur, marine ply and treated pine 200 x 78 x 60 cm $22,000.00
Juz Kitson Observe the many ways, liminal spaces bordering things we already know. In memory of the wildfires. 2022 jingdezhen porcelain, black butt timber, steel, resin, silicone, enamel, marine ply 115 x 46 x 40 cm $22,000.00