Author Profile
Robyn Phelan

Robyn Phelan is a ceramic artist whose artistic practice encompasses making, teaching, and writing. She investigates the material potentials of clay and cloth. Through her sculptural work, she responds attentively to the place of making. She lives and works on unceded Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne, Australia, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, where she lectures in ceramics.


Illustrations by Atelier Pakawan. "Positive Artwork"
When we feel overwhelmed by the scope of misery or frozen by survivor's guilt from seemingly endless natural disasters that affect the world, Clay for Charity gives us a purposeful outlet. What can we do from the comfort of our homes and the sanctuary of our ceramic studios? Clay workers in my community tend not to have excess cash but have an excess of will – the will to help.