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
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