Michelle Yeatman
Michelle Yeatman belongs to the Gunggannji people and was born and raised in the Yarrabah community

She is an artist working across the mediums of ceramics, painting and printmaking.

In the early 1970’s, pottery was introduced to Yarrabah as an initiative of the Queensland Government to provide skills development and job opportunities for local residents. In 1982, Michelle commenced employment with the pottery studio as an apprentice, mixing raw clay, waxing and glazing ceramics.

Michelle’s experience at the studio incited a strong interest in ceramic work, and she has since developed a particular style that distinguishes her in the field of ceramics.

She creates unique coiled pots that are carved and imprinted with natural materials collected from the beach, such as shells and seaweed.

Michelle’s work draws on her intimate knowledge of Country and reflects her relationship with Jilghi Beach at Yarrabah, where she lived for over 25 years with her family.

Across her varied practice, Michelle continues to experiment with new techniques focussing on cultural expression and her deep love for the ocean, its creatures, and the beautiful lifestyle that surrounds her.

The Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council acknowledges Aboriginal peoples as Australia’s First Peoples
We recognise the Gunggandji and Mandingalbay Yidinji, as Traditional Owners for Yarrabah and cultural custodians.
We pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging.
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