Michaela Kloeckner has been a ceramicist since her workshop training in 1982 with Master Potter Errol Barnes at Lyre Bird Ridge Pottery in Springbrook, Australia.
As a competent production potter she established her own studio pottery in 1986. In 1990 her work moved from the purely functional to special exhibition pieces. Michaela has exhibited both nationally and internationally and she has won numerous awards including the prestigious Gold Coast 3D Art and Design Award in 2004.
As life itself, Michaela’s work is ever changing and evolving. She is a dynamic teacher and students benefit from her knowledge and her passion for the subject. Her work ‘Urban Vessels” is inspired by the architecture of the ever expanding Skyline of the Surfers Paradise High-rise buildings on the Gold Coast, Australia, where she has lived since 1981. A pottery study tour to China in 2008 provided the inspiration for her latest series of the “not so ancient” 3-legged vessels and ceramic pillows.