The Hermannsburg Potters is a dedicated group of Western Arrernte artists creating vibrant handmade ceramic pots.

The depictions on the pots usually encompass the collective and individually lived histories in the artists’ distinct country.

Featured Artist Dawn Ngala Wheeler of Hermannsburg Potters. Image courtesy of Hermannsburg Potters.

Featured Artist: Dawn Ngala Wheeler

Dawn was born in 1953 in Hermannsburg. She is the daughter of Pastor Peter Buller, a Lutheran missionary of whom she has fond memories. Dawn draws on the landscape around her and her love of her father’s country, whose memory has inspired her to maintain links to her Luritja heritage through her art practice. Dawn is a precise and methodical potter, and her style has been noted for her considered figurative story telling.