There is always a feeling of anticipation and excitement when opening a kiln, even if it's a bisque at 1000deg C. Things can still crack or worst. This was pretty successful, with only one little slipcast vessel cracking, beyond repair. https://youtu.be/9vfbeQ7kwW4
I've been updating my liminal process blog recently with my travels and photographs, and for the last few days I have been back in the studio and starting some new work. To challenge myself I have started to document the process with little videos. The first is a quick tour of my studio which was … Continue reading Little gnome garden sculptures
My gallery outlets are closed, so I have resurrected my online shop, and I’d love your support if you need a special gift. You can pick up from my studio in Noosa Heads to save on postage. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/BasedinNoosaStudio The Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy have just launched their online shop too, it’s looks fantastic... … Continue reading My online shop back in action
I'm using my bird drawings for a series of cards. There will be 25 different designs. Each card has an information panel about each birds. So far I have completed Bar Tailed Godwits (3 different images), Glossy Black Cockatoo, Common Sandpiper, Grey Plovers, Pied Oystercatcher, Latham's Snipe, Common Greenshank, Little and Common Tern, Osprey, and … Continue reading Cards!
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Earlier this year I joined birdlife.org.au. The members of this wonderful organisation are really active in observing, monitoring, and being active in the conservation of our bird species. We can't wait to get into our motorhome and visit some of the sites identified by this group, and join them for conferences … Continue reading Shorebirds galore
I am a bit excited about my new tableware. I have been pondering for a while now on how to extend my pandanus and banksia vases, and a few experimental pieces have not been successful. So perseverance furthers and I am now happy with these dishes - using my photographs and drawings from them, transformed … Continue reading New porcelain tableware
I have been a bit remiss on the blogging recently, but the studio work has been emerging over the last few months on several fronts. The series Bird Sanctuary continues to interest me, as I draw more images of migratory birds. I have also been researching these amazing birds, that fly continually for thousands of … Continue reading Bird Sanctuary
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.
Just out of the kiln, English decals flowers and gold patterns. Lovely.
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 … Continue reading Bird vessels