About The Artist

BASTARD CERAMICS is the ceramic studio of German artist Astrid Salomon.

Born in Germany, Astrid is now based in Melbourne after having lived in Berlin, Hamburg, Sydney and NYC. Having first studied Photography almost 20 years ago and later worked in directing, Astrid has now been focusing and experimenting with clay for the past 3 years.

Astrid creates one-of-a-kind pieces that are part of small batches and are imagined within series that extend and often in the process inform a new design. She uses hand building techniques like coiling and slab building, as well as slip-casting, and make her own glazes which is an integral part of her creative process.

‘Even though it is a much slower process, it is very rewarding once you get it right.’ says the artist.