Michael Guthrie is a Sydney based Irish Australian Artist who was born in Galway, Ireland and studied Marine Engineering at the Cork Institute of Technology. After a fifteen-year sea-going career Michael embarked on a sea change to pursue his passion for art. In particular, Michael is interested in clay sculpture and Photography. In 2018 he achieved a Master of Art in Photomedia with Excellence.
Michael is self-taught in ceramic sculpture. Drawing on his engineering background he has been able to discover for himself, an individual set of clay sculpting and firing rules, always enjoying the trouble shooting and creative process. This has allowed Michael to create beautiful and unique works, which can be seen on this website. Many cultural influences, from all over the world, come into play in Michael’s work.
His work has been sold through the National Gallery of Australia(NGA), Canberra, where Michael and his wife Nicole developed a special range of merchandise for the NGA’s “Book of Kells” exhibition. In addition to private galleries, his works have sold through the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. In the past Michael’s work has been exhibited at a number of shows and through a number of galleries, including the Mosman Community Art Gallery. He exhibited a video work and some photographic prints through Annandale Galleries in 2015.
Michael’s artworks have been sold to private collectors all over the world. He is an established artist who brings a fresh, unique and individual style to clay sculpture. Michael is very much a hands-on artist and loves to chat with others about their art needs. He is happy to work with clients in designing pieces from a brief for their homes, offices or friends. Michael strives to provide an excellent and uniquely personal artistic service and loves feedback on his art. If you would like to make a comment on this website or have ideas how we could serve you better, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael. Please also take the opportunity to view the testimonials from others on this website by clicking on About/Testimonials at the top of the page.