Meet Hilary Green, Ceramicist Extraordinaire

Meet Hilary Green, Ceramicist Extraordinaire

Meet Hilary Green, a phenomenal ceramicist, artist, and dreamy member of the SISTERhood.

Based in Naarm, Hilary’s practice explores organic forms, dreams, myths and the natural world. With a particular obsession with magic and the mystical realm, her world is full of sparkle and wonder and we love spending moments in it every time we see a piece of her art.  

Having fell in love with Hilary’s mystical pieces quite some time ago, we are so excited to have some of her goodies up for sale in our North Fitzroy Store. You can shop a range of her mystic and textural vases and candlesticks with us, which is a fabulous way to further celebrate our upcoming collection titled ‘Magic Happens’.

We were lucky to have Hilary answer a few of our dreamiest questions below whilst she was spending time reflecting in Melbourne’s latest lockdown...

Where are you right now & how are you feeling?
I am on my couch, with a large cat at my feet, listening to bubbling water on the stove as my candle wax melts. I feel happy, excited and nervous because I have a big online workshop fundraiser coming up and, as a Virgo, I over plan everything.

What does work mean to you and what do you do?
Work is a joy for me. I have two sides to my work - an artist and a part time creative technology teacher at a primary school. Both of my jobs connect to my creativity. I love children and film making and as an artist I mainly work alone with clay and paint. It is hard work but also quite meditative.

One piece of your work that perfectly sums you up and why? 
This piece is my soul piece [pictured below]. I think it combines so many of my fascinations ~ ancient treasures, mythology, texture, nature, pearls, humour and I love figures that have a strength to them. This siren looks like they are able to take care of all flower business and sparkle at the same time.

What feeling do you want people to feel when they see your work?
Mystified. I want them to find that memory of when they were a child and they believed in magic. Perhaps it is a hard to retrieve memory, like trying to recall a dream they had."

A dream you made come true?
I had a dream to be involved in a creative community when I moved here from the country. I had to tackle my social anxiety and introduce myself a lot! It is a dream to have friends that inspire and encourage you.

What does SISTERhood mean to you?
Friends that are your chosen sisters. People that encourage you, inspire you and grow with you. A safe place to be yourself.

Describe your favourite piece of clothing and why?
I love the black and cream Sister skirt because it is timeless, striking and has a wave on it. I love clothes that are able to be dressed up or down. I also have to mention my apron that is covered in clay. I always love multifunctionality :)
What does SISTERhood mean to you?
Friends that are your chosen sisters. People that encourage you, inspire you and grow with you. A safe place to be yourself.

Describe your favourite piece of clothing and why? 
I love the black and cream Sister skirt because it is timeless, striking and has a wave on it. I love clothes that are able to be dressed up or down. I also have to mention my apron that is covered in clay. I always love multifunctionality :)

How do you keep a healthy mind, body and soul? 
Being creative with clay and paint is my mindfulness. I have a busy mind so keeping my hands busy helps me feel calm. I also like to go for walks in nature ~ even if it’s around Brunswick. You always discover new things. I also love making experimental films and dreaming up ideas constantly in my sketchbook. What makes my soul sing most is being in water: ocean, river, rockpools ~ wash away the worries. 

If you could be a mythical creature, what would it be and why?
A naughty mermaid. I think there is nothing more awe inspiring than what lives beneath the ocean. I would spend my time as a mermaid discovering coral reefs, playing tricks on people and cleaning up their mess. I would craft myself an underwater grotto and string together a shell chandelier."

Sunrise or sunset? 
Sunset because I love to sleep in.

Dance party or dinner party? 
The best dinner parties turn into dance parties.

Favourite smell? 
Blossoms or wattle - the first sign of Spring.

What’s on your bedside table? 
A lamp prototype I have made, yummy Bilawiny face oil, my sketchbook and a cup of black coffee.

One or two things you want to do before you leave earth?
I want to go to Italy and swim in the hot springs, see all the ancient vases and eat all the gelato. I also would love to leave Earth knowing I tried my best to care for it. 
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www.hilary-green.com

Emma & Alice xo

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