Short video interview with me for the Etsy Local Market

A few weeks ago I was picked to be interviewed for the Etsy Local Melbourne Market. This market has been organised by Melbourne Etsy sellers to actually get us out from behind our computers and meet our customers in the flesh. I had to bring all my work down to Melbourne and set up my stall, as if it was the real day of the market. I had my makeup done by a lovely woman, something that I am definitely not used to, but made me look presentable! I was quite nervous and there was a bit of waiting around, but the crew there made me very comfortable and in the end I just figured I had to be myself, as that’s all I had to give. The funniest thing was when the video was first showed to me, I thought they had dubbed my voice! I had no idea I sounded like that…

trees and water

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These two pictures are of the work from my last kiln firing on Friday. Unfortunately I lost a tree dinner plate during firing otherwise there would be two complete tree sets. The three blue pasta bowls are following previous work which is inspired by the ocean waves near Tathra NSW. The tree dinnerware are what I see everyday up here in the mountains.

Knolling photo

Just got home tonight after being away all day and found my new copy of ‘The Journal of Australian Ceramics’ in the mailbox. Inside was a photo I took of my work in a type of photo called ‘knolling’ which is a photo of orderly objects taken from above. Very exciting to see my ceramics published in such a beautiful journal.knolling 021 (1280x960)

You can see the state of my studio floor! Needs a good mop… also wish I had not had so much light coming in from the window on the left but I was rushing to photograph these, just before the deadline.

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Gorgeous ceramic tea bowl on the cover of the journal by Euan Craig, Machawan Tea Bowl 2015

Who is the table set for?

Yvette De Lacy 'who is the table set for' detail with extra elements

I have been playing around with dinnerware that have sculptural elements included. This piece is a reflection of our throwaway consumerist society and the impact of that on the natural environment that we live in.

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Waves dinner set

I have just taken out of the kiln matching side plates to go with my wave design dinner plates. I now need to work on pasta bowls to complete the set. Maybe cups or a larger platter or bowl as well. Making the plates doesn’t take too long but hand painting the waves takes ages and a steady hand…..

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Rusty ceramic planters

Just took these hanging ceramic planters out of the kiln this morning. It is a tin blue brush on glaze. I gave them two coats instead of three, so instead of blue bowls with brown edges, they are a rusty brown with blue splotches and look similar to the corrugated iron of my studio walls. I like them, they would look nice with grey blue succulents in them.

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