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 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.
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