Marissa Thompson is a ceramic artist from APY Lands, South Australia. She decorates her vessels with images of Australian bush. Here she depicts the gumnut, a woody fruit that grows on the native Eucalyptus trees.
Thompson creates works at a ceramic studio in the Musgrave Ranges in the far north west of South Australia. It is a place where women and men practice and develop their art, in order to sustain, support and promote their cultural heritage, and to improve the lifestyle of their community members. The studio brings young artists into the studio to produce work alongside senior artists. Over the past few years these ceramic artists have taken their skills to new heights.