Spun Mud is the work of Australian based Ceramic Artist Bec Lindemann. She creates in a custom designed home studio which is off the grid at Mothar Mountain in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Bec has been employed in potteries for many years, starting as a decorator in a large production pottery called Yarra Glen in 1995. Soon after, on a part time basis, she started an Advanced Diploma of Ceramics at Southbank in Brisbane to study the art and science of clay. Then, at Monte Lupo studio pottery she trained and collaborated with artists, some with disabilities, to create some amazing, experimental, outsider art.
Along side of this work Bec had the priceless opportunity to be a part of Amfora Studio Pottery. It's where Bec developed the feel for beautiful, fine, timeless, unique, functional and decorative ceramics. She worked with some amazing artists, mainly women, getting together once a week to design pots and commune with food and wine. Always holding exhibitions to share their art.
The wood firers of Southeast Queensland have been another big influence on Bec's ceramic practice. She has been involved with many wood firings where the kilns are stoked for days to create the amazing organic random ash glazes that make her figurative sculptures look like they have lived a lifetime.
Now Bec enjoys working for herself, taking all of the learnt and shared skills to create her own designs on her own shapes at her own pace in her own space. The home studio was built by Bec's husband Todd. They each go to Eumundi market once a week with the Spun Mud and enjoy the life style it has created for their family.
Spun Mud collections feature charming, sculptural, fluid forms and enchanting, decorative, retro designs. All made to grace any space.
Bec feels lucky and privileged to spend her days trying to master the ancient art of clay.
Tertiary Advanced Diploma of Art (Ceramics) Southbank TAFE 1996-1999
2012-2017 Artist in Residence Monkland State School
2009-2017 Gallery of Modern art Biannual designer markets
2009-2017 Eumundi Market stall holder
2007-09 Studio Potter supplying Museum of Brisbane and other Galleries
2005-08 Collaboration in contruction and firing of Wood and salt fired kiln at Pallara
2000-06 Artists/Training and Support Worker full time employment Monte Lupo Art Stuio
1997-03 Studio Artist, Amfora Gallery Paddington
1996-99 Student, Ceramics Department Southbank Institute of TAFE
1995-2000 Production Decorator, Yarraglen Pottery
2017 Tree Place Exhibition Wandanin art Space Eumundi
2017 Superstition Room with Michelle Todd Gympie Regional Gallery
2016Gold Rush Art Competion Gympie Regional Gallery
2014 I see a Darkness Graydon Gallery New Farm
2013 In My Hand Paper Boat Press Paddington
2009 Kenilworth art show Kenilworth
2009 BARI Fest show Kiln Gallery Paddington
2008 Stanthorpe Art Prize Stanthorpe
2007 Expressions Fusions Sculpture Award Sandgate Town Hall
2006 Swell sculpture festival Monte Lupo Currumbin Beach
2005 Collective Memories Bec and Fiona Amfora Gallery
99-03 Many Exhibitions Amfora, Fusions, Power House