DOT is an eclectic community of designers, makers and artists. We value diversity in areas of practice, skills and experience because we believe this fosters a creative environment where great work can be produced.
DOT is a not-for-profit organisation which run by its members, for its members. Direction and decision making is the role of its member-appointed board. Our Current board members are:
Murray Jessup, Duncan Meerding, Bernadette Schramm, Scott van Tuil, Christopher Clinton, Ross Straker, Marjorie Lenehan
DOT employs a part time administrator, Shannon Greer, who provides information to members on commissions, exhibitions, design markets, grants and retail opportunities. This information is made available to DOT members through a monthly newsletter.
DOT has existed for more than 30 years, and it’s members create an eclectic community of designers, makers, artists and craftspeople. Some of our members regularly access our workshop and studio facilities, while others practise elsewhere but remain DOT members and a part of the community. Below you will find a small selection of DOT members. If you are interested in finding out more about their practise, or engaging them for a commission or project, please feel free to get in touch directly through the links provided.
Laurence has a strong interest in spacial relationships and symmetry. Previous projects have included sandstone and Tasmanian timbers such as Sassafras and celery top pine.
With a diverse practice ranging across furniture, objects, spaces and sculpture, Guy enjoys the challenges being a designer maker in Tasmania brings.
His ethos is to create user-centric solutions using a blend of traditional and contemporary methodologies, with preference given to sustainable materials.
Wendy Li is an Industrial Designer who is naturally curious and inspired by everything around her. She believes in crafting beautiful ceramic objects that will evoke an emotional connection with the people using them, she does this by fusing traditional pottery methods and her knowledge of modern digital design fabrication together to create batch-made tableware. Her approach and style makes each of her ceramic pieces special and distinguished with own unique characteristics and style.
Ted Lucas is a visual artist who specialises in high-fire Studio Art Pottery. Inspired by the rich history of ceramics in Australia, Ted focuses on creating functional and decorative wheel thrown ware, including large sculptural work. Passionate about environmental conservation, endemic Tasmanian flora and fauna feature strongly both visually and conceptually in Ted’s work.
Ted has an Honors degree in Fine Arts (UTAS, 2017), and has trained in ceramics in Australia and the USA.
Duncan Meerding is a Lighting and Furniture Designer/Maker. Much of his work is informed by the natural environment and the effects we have upon it, coupled with the dispersion of light through and around objects. Products are available as well as custom commission work.
Duncan’s Stump light recently won an international DARC Award in London for ‘Best Floor Light of 2018’
Studio made ceramic pieces inspired by the pristine Tasmanian wilderness. Custom designs, standing orders and one off commissions welcome.
Scott van Tuil
Scott van Tuil is a designer/maker who creates work varied in scale, function and material. From large bespoke installations to limited edition pieces and batch-manufactured furniture and small products, Scott seeks to create work which is beautiful in form and function, and has a thoughtful connection to where it has come from.
Marjorie finds inspiration in the arts of Medieval and Ancient history. Initially this propelled her into textile decoration and calligraphy, now she uses it as a driver for her ceramics practice. Her intent is to create things of beauty, with the ethos that good design can be applied to everything.