Connie Lichti has been part of the Melbourne ceramics community for 20 years. She began learning wheel throwing pottery technique and pottery skills at the age of 45 at the Carlton Arts Centre in Melbourne. She would eventually become a teacher at the Carlton Arts Centre and at pottery school, Northcote Pottery Supplies, doing workshops in wheel throwing and printing on clay.
In 2016, Connie opened The Pottery Learning Centre where she teaches wheel throwing pottery technique from her studio in Derrimut, Victoria. Recently she has formed a creative collaboration with her daughter Joanne Lichti (Little Teapot) and together they design, make and craft one of a kind, colourful handmade ceramic homewares and porcelain earrings.
Connie Lichti Ceramics and Little Teapot engage in ethical and sustainable work practices like conserving water, firing kilns at off peak electricity times and using materials sourced within Australia. Furthermore, Connie has developed a clay trap under the sink to prevent excess materials from going down the drain and entering water catchments. Both Connie and Joanne are conscious of using efficient work practices that seek to minimise waste and their ecological footprint on the environment.
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