Zak Chalmers is best known for his ceramic tableware and large forms made from locally dug and commercial clay blends and fired in his Anagama or Cantenary Arch kilns. Zak’s ceramics explore the pure and malleable qualities of clay. He concentrates on creating pieces that bring art and functionality together through the everyday rituals of cooking, eating and drinking.
“My work focuses on the act of creating a meal to share and taking time to appreciate the aesthetics of simple tableware," he has said. "With its emphasis on form, surfaces and the raw materials’ qualities, his work has been described as simplistic and beautiful.
Zak has studied intensively with multiple potters and completed degrees at Monash University, as well as being involved in exhibitions around Australia. He works full time in his studio overlooking Wilson’s Promontory in Victoria Australia.