Suncoast Clayworkers Ignition Award

It was humbling to receive recognition for my vessel “In my garden” at the Ignition Exhibition with a Highly Commended Award in the Encouragement Section. There were so many wonderful ceramic artists in this exhibition and I felt proud to be alongside them.

Plate bonanza

Just out of the kiln, English decals flowers and gold patterns. Lovely.

Bird vessels

I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks making 2 different types of vessels. One kind is using coloured clays then adding laser printed decals, and the second is with coloured clays and printed using laser transfer printing. Two very different kinds of print making on clay. Some will go to the Brisbane Grammar…

I’m selling online

I’ve upgraded, and reopened my Etsy shop BasedinNoosaStudio. So far my delicate porcelain bowls and a few memento bowls (the last ones as I am not making anymore) are ready and waiting for special homes. Do check it out and maybe find a little gift for yourself or a friend. You can save on postage…

Colouring clays and birds

I have been interested in birds for many years, and finally have started to draw and paint them. Now they are appearing on my vessels. these are images of the godwits, gulls and glossy black cockatoos, all of which are suffering from habitat loss.  

Back in the studio

It is just wonderful to be back in the studio after nearly a year due to illness and recovery. So I am very excited about my new stains from US Pigments – strong bright colours that I have displayed well on these lovely little porcelain bowls. 

Playing with mark and colour

One of my interests is the “space” between the “art buyer” and the “artwork object”. Initially when a piece of art is purchased there is a connection, possibly a wisdom or a beauty – an aesthetic magic, a ‘wow’ factor, the feeling that this object is something special –  I have to have it, I…