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.
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.
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 … Continue reading Playing with mark and colour
These gorgeous tiny silky southern ice porcelain bowls have been rolling out of my studio for a while now. They are slipcast from a little mould from China, and are very popular in my outlets around Noosa. They come packaged in recycled paper boxes, and make wonderful souvenirs, light and easy to slip in a … Continue reading Small porcelain bowls
Smoke on the Water was huge, a big effort, a huge success and completely exhausting. We did it - follow the FB page smokeonthewater2017 (still quite active) and http://www.smokeonthewater2017.com.au. So now I am lying low as I go through a healing journey for a sarcoma cancer in my thigh. New directions, vessels, strong shapes, and … Continue reading Landscape vessels
Just returned from a very creative and productive workshop with the Cooloola potters. It was lots of fun, and they used transfer printings, photocopy resists prints, tetra PAC intaglio, laser decals, screen prints and Lino cut blocks. Yes, we were busy, and the results were worth it.
The original little Balancer from my exhibition "It's all about balance" fell off her table. My friend was so distressed when she ended up in a squillion pieces on the floor that I made her another one. This one is a different colour and has higher fired glazes which I hope will make her stronger. … Continue reading It’s all about Balance revisited
I love how my hands can transform materials it into new forms. Sometimes unexpected. My love affair with clay is still alive and well, and the journey has shown me colour and print. It has re-ignited an interest in chemistry as glaze investigations are now part of my life. The mystical alchemy and transformations in the … Continue reading Words, materials and transformation
Bits of my mind. Deep in my conscious (and non-conscious) mind there is so much to uncover. It sometimes finds its way into the everyday, and I have been ignoring it. So this is the time it will take form with the writing on the blog as a starting of this unfolding of the thoughts … Continue reading Not simply black and white
I am starting my tutored studio space again in 2017. You can work with me as co-artists in my studio and this will be limited to 4 people. I will run blocks of 4 x 3 hour sessions, over 4 weeks, during which work can be made and fired. Each block of 4 sessions will focus on … Continue reading Tutored studio space – starting February 2017