A photo of Mal Gotjes looking up at the camera. Mal has pale skin, green eyes and white hair and beard, and is wearing thin-framed glasses. Mal's background is filled with ceramic making supplies. Credit Mal Gotje.

Mal Gotjes is a self-taught ceramic artist who moved to Queenstown six years ago from Queensland.

Mal established Q West Community Gallery and Pottery Studio in Queenstown where 25 developing West Coast potters and ceramicists are honing their craft. The gallery also assists in the early childhood development of artistic expression through clay at the childcare centre.

Mal has done a number of bodies of work relating to the West Coast with many sold locally through various businesses, with a body of work depicting the North Mt Lyell Mine Disaster of 1912 selling in discrete sets and replaced over time.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.