John Teschendorff was born in Melbourne in 1942 and moved to Perth in 1985. 
He studied at the Caulfield Institute of Technology (now Monash University), 
the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Royal College of Art London. 
He has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle (NSW) and Oxford (UK) 
This is his first solo exhibition in Perth. He has participated in numerous national 
and international group exhibitions; representing Australia at the 36th Concorso 
Internazionale della Ceramic DíArte, Faenza, Italy  (1978) and in 
Contemporary Australian Ceramics at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington USA (1981). 
In 1995 he was selected for Australian Ceramics 1830-1995 a major survey exhibition 
presented at the Museo Internazionale della Ceramiche, Faenza Italy. 
Since the early 1980's Teschendorff has been working with constructed forms and works
on paper whilst holding a number of senior academic appointments in Melbourne (Melbourne State College), 
Perth (Curtin University) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian Institute of Art & Limkokwing Institute of Technology). 
His work is represented in major Australian and international public collections. 
John Teschendorff currently lives and works in Fremantle. 


1974 	Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne
1977 	Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne
1978 	Art of Man Gallery, Sydney
1980 	Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne
1981 	Oxford Galleries, Oxford, UK
1984 	Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
1989 	Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (with Annette Seeman)
1991 	Galerie MIA, Kuala Lumpur, (with Annette Seeman)
1999 	Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth


1975 	Crafts Victoria '75 National Gallery of Victoria
	Diamond Valley Art Award Exhibition
1976	Bendigo International Award, Bendigo Art Gallery
	Living Space Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Melbourne
	Mask Show Mildura Arts Centre
	The Drinking Vessel Show  Crafts Council of Victoria
	Beaumaris Invitation Exhibition
1977	The Money Show Ewing Paton Gallery, Melbourne University
	Twelve Days of Christmas Crafts Councils of Australia Gallery Sydney
1978 	Australian Collection Pieces , National Gallery of Victoria
	Seventh Australian Sculpture Triennial, Mildura Arts Centre
1978	Latrobe University Union Sculpture Festival
1979	Mayfair Ceramic Award, Crafts Councils of Australia Gallery, Sydney
	Royal College of Art, London
1980	Australian Crafts '80, Invitation Exhibition, Melbourne
	Swap Show, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne
	Artists Ceramics, McCleland Gallery, Frankston, Victoria
	Victorian Ceramics Jam Factory Gallery Adelaide
	Mayfair Ceramic Award Exhibition, Melbourne.
1981	Diamond Valley Art Awards Exhibition, Melbourne
	Australian Ceramics Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA
1982	Ceramics in Victoria Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
	Australian Ceramics, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.
	Australian Crafts '82 Melbourne
	Ceramics from the State Collection, University of Melbourne
	National Acquisitions Award Exhibition 1982 Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
	Diamond Valley Art Award Exhibition,Melbourne
1982 	Mayfair Award Australian Crafts Council Gallery, Sydney
1983	New Directions Contemporary Australian Ceramics, Jam Factory Galleries, Adelaide
	August Works Major works by Australian Artists/Craftsmen, Meat Market Centre Melbourne
	Australian Crafts '83 Invitation Exhibition, Melbourne
	The Jackson Collection of Australian Ceramics, Geelong Regional Art Gallery
	Ceramics from the State Collection Waverley City Gallery and G.I.A.E. Gallery
1984	Darling Downs 1st National Acquisitive Ceramics Award, Toowoomba Regional  Art Gallery
	Alice Springs Ceramics Acquisition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
	Material and Form, The Sculptor as Craftsman' Third Australian Sculpture Triennial  Melbourne
	Peace Earth Peace Mail Art Exhibition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1985	With Jeff Mincham, Jenny Orchard and Stephen Szonyi Four Aspects of Contemporary Australian Ceramics', Orange 	Regional Art Gallery, NSW
	Common Ground, R.M.I.T Ceramics Graduates 1948-1981 Devise Gallery, Melbourne
	Selected Works, The Mayfair and Jackson Collections of Contemporary
	Australian Ceramics Geelong Regional Art Gallery
	National Ceramics Conference Exhibition, University of Melbourne
	Tutors Exhibition, C.C.W.A. Gallery, Perth
	Impulse and Form, Art Gallery of Western Australia
	Christmas Exhibition, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth
1986	Clay '86 Touring Exhibition, Tasmania,(Launceston, Burnie, Devonport,Hobart) 	October 1986 - March 1987
	Luv a Duck'Invitation Exhibition, Undercroft  Gallery, University of Western Australia
	Fremantle Invitation Ceramics Award, Fremantle Arts Centre
1987	Early Acquisitions from the Victorian State Collection' State Collection Gallery, Melbourne 
	Ceramic Showpieces from the Shepparton Collection, Orange Regional Gallery,NSW
	Fire and Earth - Contemporary Australian Ceramics', Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
1988	International Ceramics, Solander Galleries, Canberra
	Ceramics from the 1st International Symposium', National Gallery of Victoria
1989	Disintegration Six Aspects of Australian Ceramics Townsville Regional Art Gallery & Art Gallery of Queensland
1992	Dreams  [works by Teschendorff, Beames, Clark, Seeman, France and Jones] 1992 Festival of Perth Exhibition, Fremantle Arts Centre
 1994	Heavier Than Air (with Annette Seeman), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Icons to Irony, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Annual Exhibition
1995	Newcastle Ceramic Purchase Award Newcastle Region Art  Gallery
1995	The Delinquent Angel: Australian Historical, Aboriginal and Contemporary Ceramics 1830-1995 Museo Internazionale Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
1996	Touring Exhibition, The Delinquent Angel, Major Galleries in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia 1996-97	Post-Pak Exhibition,
Canberra Institute of the Arts, Australian National University
	Thrones CCWA Gallery Perth
1997	The Collection-Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Western Australia
	21 Years On - Galerie Dusseldorf 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth
	The Cask Show-An Australian Icon, Melbourne Fringe Festival Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
	The David Bromfield Testimonial Exhibition, Gulag Gallery, Perth

	Diamond Valley Art Collection, Victoria
	Victorian Ministry of the Arts State Collection
	Jackson Collection of Australian Ceramics, Victoria
	Geelong Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
	Visual Arts Crafts Board of the Australia Council,Sydney
	National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
	University of Melbourne Art Collection
	Royal College of Art, London
	The Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics, 
	Scripps College, Claremont, California, USA
	Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
	Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
	National Gallery of Victoria
	Art Gallery of Western Australia
	University of the Northern Territory Art Collection
	Monash University Art Collection, Victoria
	Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
	Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
	Silber Collection of Contemporary Ceramics',California,USA
	Orange Regional Art Gallery, Orange, NSW
	Shepparton Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
	University of Tasmania Art Collection [Launceston]
	Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
	West German Consulate,Perth, Western Australia
	Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
	Holmes a Court Collection, Western Australia
	City of Fremantle Art Collection, Fremantle,Western Australia

1975 	Diamond Valley Art Award
1978 	Australia Council VACB Purchase Fund
1978 	State College of Victoria Postgraduate Scholarship, Royal College of Art, London
1981 	Australia Council VACB Purchase Fund 
1981 	Artist in Residence, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, Israel
1984 	Invited submission, Westpac Banking Centre Commission, New York, USA
1987 	Hyatt Hotel Commission, Adelaide
1988 	Australia Council VACB Grant Australian Ceramics Symposium Artist in Residence Program, 
	Australian National University, Canberra 
1991 	Visiting Professor, Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1997 	Australia Council VACF Major Development Grant [New Work] 

Books, Major Catalogues and Journals
CRAFTS VICTORIA 1975 - A Survey of Contemporary Victorian Crafts, Crafts Council, Melbourne 1975	
THE LIVING SPACE ñ Royal Australian Institute of Architects Melbourne 1975
McCullough Thomas [Ed], SEVENTH SCULPTURE TRIENNIAL, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, 1978
Hood Kenneth - CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS Australia Council, Sydney, 1982
Lane Peter - STUDIO CERAMICS, Pitman House, London, 1983
Borrman Gotfried, CERAMICS OF THE WORLD Kunst and Handwerk, Dusseldorf 1983
Young Michael - SCULPTORS AS CRAFTSMEN, MMCC Press, May 1984
Bell Robert and Bond Tony - RECENT ACQUISITIONS 1981-1983, AGWA, Perth, 1984
Anderson Bruce - CLAY STATEMENTS - CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS, Darling Down Press, Toowoomba, 1985
Bell Robert - IMPULSE and FORM, AGWA, June 1985
Mansfield Janet - COLLECTORS GUIDE TO MODERN AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS, Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1987
Zamorano-Vivas Antonio (ed), 'John Teschendorff CERAMICA REVISTA TRIMESTRAL DEL ARTE OFFCIENCIA DE LA CERAMICS, Madrid, 1988
Germaine Max, ARTISTS AND GALLERIES OF AUSTRALIA [3rd Edition], Craftsman House Press, Sydney, 1990.
Featured Artist 'The Makers', ABC TV Documentary series 1990
Ianou Noris - THE CULTURE BROKERS, State Publishing, South Australia, 1988
Cochrane Grace - THE CRAFT MOVEMENT IN AUSTRALIA: A HISTORY New South Wales University Press, Sydney, 1992
Kins Andra, DREAMS Craft Council of Western Australia and Fremantle Arts Centre, Lamb Print, Perth, 1992
McCulloch Susan and McCulloch Alan ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ART, Alan and Unwin, Sydney 1994
Ross Helen, The Curtin University School of Art and South East Asia ARTLINK,Vol 15, Winter 1994
Centro Di della Edifimi, Florence, Italy 1995
David Bromfield & Robert Bell JOHN TESCHENDORFF Visual Culture Research Unit, Curtin University March, 1999

Newspapers and Periodicals
Greenaway Victor 'The 1975 Beaumaris Exhibition', PIA Vol.14/1
Greenwood Ted 'Putting Life in Living Spaces', Melbourne Age, 26 September 1976
Greenwood Ted  'Ceramic Wit is Measured', Melbourne Age, 21 July, 1977
Flanders Rosemary 'Pot on..', Farrago, Melbourne University, July, 1977
McGrath Sandra 'Satire that goes to the Heart', The Australian, 23 August 1978
Challis Martin 'Here's Mud In Your Eye' POL Magazine, October 1978.
McCulloch Alan 'Medievalists Old And New' Melbourne Herald, 14 September, 1978
Parks Denis 'Faenza 1978', CRAFTS AUSTRALIA, Autumn, Vol.1/1979
Clarke Robyn 'Australia's Gem of A Landscape', Melbourne Age, 28 October, 1980
Rooney Robert 'Poetry of Structures', Melbourne Age, 6 November, 1980
McCulloch Alan 'John Teschendorff', Melbourne Herald, 8 November 1980
Mansfield Janet [ed] Recent Works' P.I.A., Vol.20/1, 1981
Llewenstein Eileen [ed] 'Recent Works', CERAMIC REVIEW, London, April , 1981
Clarke Robyn 'Ceramic Skills, Melbourne Age, 28 September 1982
CRAFTS AUSTRALIA, Vol.3/1982, Supplement and Review
POTTERY IN AUSTRALIA, Vol.21/2 1982 (Cover Feature).
Weston Neville 'Clay Exhibits By The Car Load', Adelaide Advertiser, 17 May, 1983
'POTTERY IN AUSTRALIA' Vol.22/2 1983 'Recent Works'
'POTTERY IN AUSTRALIA' Vol.24/2 1984, 'Recent Works'
Australia Council - ANNUAL REPORT 1983-1984, Government Printers, Canberra 1984
Warren Joy 'Australian Ceramics', CRAFT AUSTRALIA YEAR BOOK, CCA, Sydney, 1984
Addams-Allen Jane 'Ceramic Quality Down Under', Washington Times, USA, 1 May 1984
Pamela Kessler 'Clay Pot Pourri from Down Under', Washington Arts Weekly, 12 May 1984
Haynes Peter 'Clothes and Clay at Orange Regional Gallery', PIA, September, 1985
AUSTRALIAN CRAFT ARTS, Summer 1985, Exhibition Survey
Prott Julie 'Superficial Hi Tech Values Exposed', Sunday Times, 14 August, 1985
Snell Ted 'Impulse and Form', Western Mail, 10 August 1985
Mason Murray 'The Art of The Matter', Western Australian, 7 August, 1985
Ferroul Brimo 'Mostre : Impulse and Form', II Globo Melbourne, 5 August, 1985
Butel Elizabeth 'A Double Dip of Serendipity', The National Times, 25 July, 1985
POTTERY IN AUSTRALIA, Vol.25/3, 1985.  Seminar, Commentary and Review
CRAFT TASMANIA, Vol.16/4, Summer 1986/1987
Dineen Mary 'The Shape of Ceramics Today', Hobart Mercury, 21 February 1987
Beaumont Rosina 'Opening up a New World', The Sunday Tasmanian, 22 February, 1987
Dineen Mary 'Who Makes Art And What Makes A Crafter?', Hobart Mercury 25 February 1987
Mansfield Janet 'Fire And Earth Contemporary - Australian Ceramics', MAGM, Sydney, September 1987
McPhee John 'Australian International Master Workshops', ARTS MONTHLY,No.14, September 1988
Mansfield Janet 'International Ceramics Symposium' PIA, Vol.27/3, 1989
Ross Helen, 'Clay Is For Making Art - John Teschendorff Interviewed', CERAMIC ART AND REVIEW, Vol.5, 1991
Lee Karen 'An Artist of the Mythical World', VOID MAGAZINE 24 April 1992
Ross Helen, 'Craft And The Third Industrial Revolution', CRAFTWEST, Spring1992
Timms Peter, 'Finding A Niche For Industry Within Craft, ART MONTHLYAUSTRALIA, 54/October 1992
Johnston Fran, 'From A Gallery of Dreams', Fremantle Herald, 17 February, 1992
Miley Caroline, What Crafts Industry?.Craft 2000 Conference Perth 1992 CRAFT VICTORIA, Vol 23 No 220,March 1993
Bromfield David, Display Pays Tribute to Seat of Power', The West Australian, 23 November 1996
'Artyfacts', The West Australian, 26 September 1997
'Curtin Scoops Australia Council Art and Craft Awards' The Voice Newspaper, Curtin University, 27 September 1997