Irene Grishin-Selzer is an Australian artist whose work is exhibited nationally and internationally. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics recieving multiple graduating awards for ceramic excellence. Irene has continued her art practice alongside establishing Iggy & Lou Lou in 2003 - a bespoke design practice making functional objects, primarily vessels, and jewels.
Highly regarded, her work is globally profiled and most recently featured in an Artist Profile for The National Gallery of Victoria magazine and on the cover of Elle Decoration UK. Both her art and design practice have been featured within the pages of Vogue Living, Elle Decoration Germany, Belle, Frankie, Oyster, Russh and New York magazine, with international hardcover art & design publications Indoor Green, The Craft Companion and the 2023 upcoming compendium Earth and Fire- a profile of Australias most important contemporary ceramic artists.
Iggy and Lou Lou collaborations include designing and making bespoke international collections with The National Gallery of Victoria for Alexander McQueen: Mind/Mythos/Muse, Karen Walker, T2, P.A.M. and The Australian Ballet.
Working within a small team from a seaside studio in Australia, Iggy & Lou Lou is informed by a deep respect for traditional slip cast making processes. Each piece is meticulously made by hand with a commitment to a minimal environmental footprint and a devotion to creating handmade, cherished ceramics that last a lifetime and beyond.
“We love getting our hands dirty, making everything ourselves in our studio using the highest quality locally sourced clay & glazes. With a Masters of Ceramics behind us, there is a strong emphasis on mixing the latest in ceramic technology with traditional making methods. Our clay is mixed with quartz which gives the ceramic body extra strength, silky sheen and a warm white tone.
Texture is everything and working with clay provides endless textural possibilities. It has that magic ability to appear both raw and refined at the same time - simultaneously primal and luxurious, its evolution is limitless..”
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Iggy and Lou Lou respectfully acknowledges the people of Boon Wurrung and Waywurru Country, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, paying respect to elders past, present and emerging, recognising that sovereignty was never ceded.