Living with Koalas artsit - ceramicist - Elisa Krey

100 Artworks for a Koala entry by Elisa Krey  Title: ‘Resilience’  Medium: Hand-made ceramic tiles with Eucalyptus frame

Elisa KREY

Ceramist of Kreyfarer Ceramic based in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. Hand-glazed, ceramic pieces with exclusive design.

100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: ‘Resilience’ .

Size ; 4 x 143mm tiles organised in a square, framed size 350mm x 350mm |  Medium / technique: Hand-made ceramic tiles, glaze with ceramic decals. Multiple firings. 

“My studio and home lies beneath the Wollemi-Yengo National Park in The Hunter Valley, NSW. My family and I were affected by the last fire season and realised the great impact this had on our flora and fauna. I am so happy to be a part of this project that will help our incredible Koala’s.” Elisa Krey 

Elisa Krey of Kreyfarer handmade ceramics  and unique designs, brings a distinctive look to the craft & the industry, combining photography, design and ceramics.  The aim is to fossilise the images as most things in today’s digital world are transient. Printing onto the ceramic surface using this technique is permanent, UV and scratch resistant. The images are kiln fired onto the hand-made ceramics. An aesthetic balance of craft and design to achieve one of a kind ceramic piece. Our tile murals have an antique look resembling those of the old world still found in so many European, Middle Eastern and North African buildings influenced by Arabic culture. This intriguing and ancient art is the basis of our passion for ceramics, so in our studio the traditional tile mural is transformed into a contemporary art form.  that can be featured indoor and outdoor, creating a unique atmosphere in partnership with the customer. The tile murals can be applied to commercial spaces, cafes, restaurants and hotels, as well as private residences as an internal and external wall feature. ”


2020. (postponed to 2021) Residency at Gaya Ceramics, Ubud, Bali

2015. Residency at Warringah Creative Space. Collective Exhibition ‘Converging Latitudes’, Warringah.

2004. Australian Aboriginals living on the Tiwi Islands in a group exhibition called ‘Women in Photojournalism’, at the Photo Technica Gallery in Sydney.

2002. A Portfolio of Cuban work shown at ‘Reportage’, Palace Cinemas in Paddington, Sydney. Shown with some of the best photojournalists in the world.

2001. Group exhibition called ‘Focus” with 5 other photographers, London, U.K.

2000. 1st prize for her photographic work on Cuba, by The Association of Photographers Awards in London, which then was exhibited in a travelling exhibition around the UK.

Kreyfarer studio is now in the Hunter Valley countryside NSW, Australia 

instagram: @kreyfarer


Living with Koalas 100 artworks