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
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