Tom Strachan is an artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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Tom Strachan received a Bachelor of Education at Melbourne State College (1982) and completed his Post Graduate Diploma at Sydney College of the Arts (1985).

Working from his own studio in Albury in southern New South Wales (and previously from a studio in Newtown, Sydney) Tom Strachan’s ceramics involve the processes of slip casting, press moulding and hand building, with a particular focus on colour and design. His works are usually functional; however the current innovation in his work is to preserve botanical specimens within a paper clay porcelain slip.

Since 1987 Tom Strachan has held numerous solo shows, both regionally and nationally, including Albury (annually), Melbourne, Sydney and Alice Springs. His works are in national and international collections in Ireland, the United States, Japan, Spain and Europe. Many group exhibitions in Albury, Wodonga, Wagga, Shepparton, Melbourne and Sydney have also featured Strachan’s ceramics. His works have been profiled in The Age and The Australian newspapers and Crafts Arts International.

Commissions include working as Project Artist Outhouse to Arthouse, at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (1995) – a Community Art Project funded by the NSW Ministry for the Arts; and as Artist in Residence at Myrtleford Secondary College on the Artists in Schools Program (1996. He has also received a 1997 grant from Festivals Australia to work within his own local community.

Tom Strachan has retailed his work from various outlets, including the Jam Factory, Australian Trends and Gallery Handmade in Melbourne and the Albury Regional Gallery. Tom Strachan currently works as a ceramics tutor at Riverina Institute of TAFE, Albury Campus. His previous professional experience includes working within the NSW and Victorian Education Departments as teacher for ten years, as well as working within various Adult Education Programs.