Honor Freeman is an Adelaide based artist whose practice reveals a careful observation of the domestic realm and the ordinariness of the everyday objects and mundane tasks that occupy our lives. Working primarily in clay, she utilises the mimetic properties of porcelain, crafting objects that belie their materiality and purpose.
Freeman completed her studies (with Honours) in 2001 at the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia. Following graduation, Freeman took up an Associate position and later a Tenant residency in the ceramics studio at JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design. Her work has been curated into major exhibitions at institutions throughout Australia, including the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Primavera in 2007, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, and Adelaide’s Samstag Museum. She has undertaken international residencies at Guldagergaard, Denmark’s International Ceramic Museum and in the US at Indiana University’s School of Art & Design. In 2006 Freeman travelled to Chile to exhibit and participate in the The South Project and to continue her ongoing project 'on/off/on', installing slipcast porcelain light switches and powerpoints clandestinely in public spaces.
Freeman's work is held in numerous private collections as well as important public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, ArtBank and Washington DC’s National Museum of Women in the Arts in the United States. Her works feature in the publication 101 Contemporary Australian artists, published by the National Gallery of Victoria.
In a recent body of work, Freeman ambitiously slipcast, hand carved and sanded 656 porcelain used soaps - a lifetime’s. This important work continuing her enduring interest in how we measure and mark time’s passing.