Dean Smith's  work has been accepted into the prestigious international ceramic award 8th Talent Award of the Nassauische Sparkasse at The Ceramics Museum of Westerwald, the German Collection of Historical and Contemporary Ceramics, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany. 

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to announce that Central Victorian ceramicist Dean Smith is the recipient of the 2015 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award.

This biennial acquisitive award surveys the diversity of current ceramic art practices and showcases the best ceramic artists working in Victoria today.

The 2015 prize was judged by Robert Reason, Curator of European & Australian Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The exhibition was officially opened last night, Wednesday 15 July, by the Manningham Mayor, Cr. Paul McLeish.


Alcaston Gallery is thrilled to introduce Dean Smith to our clients, and his exhibition of new ceramic objects entitled Erbium and Stone.


Australian ceramic artist Dean Smith has won a Silver Prize in the world's biggest ceramics competition, the 2012 Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale. The competition attracts over 600 entries each year, with the winners selected from 111 finalists.