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Gerry Wedd

Born in 1957 at McLaren Vale in South Australia, Gerry Wedd studied ceramics at the South Australian College of Advanced Education School of Design in Adelaide. In 1986 he was awarded the South Australian Potters' Guild Student Award and fourth place at the Walker Ceramics Award Exhibition and in 1988 was an Access Tenant at the Jam Factory Workshops in Adelaide.

In 1990 Wedd established the Jamboree Workshop in Welland, South Australia with Peter Johnson, Jo Crawford and Phillip Hart. The workshop focused on the production of good quality tableware, with time also spent on preparing work for exhibitions. During Wedd's time at the Jamboree Workshop he focused on slip decorated tableware, his work often having a narrative quality, with subject matter drawn from popular culture.

In the late 1980s Webb began producing designs for the Mambo surf wear label, established by Dare Jennings and Andrew Rich in 1984. Wedd's ceramics, posters, t-shirts and fabric designs were charaterised by bright colours, quirky imagery and an irreverent sense of humour that drew upon Australian society and identity, with a particular focus on music and surfing culture.

In 1999 Wedd won the Shepparton Sidney Myer International Ceramics Award, and his work is now held in a number of national and state collections. Wedd is also a five times former South Australian State Surfing Champion.