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…
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.
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.
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.
Gorgeous ceramic tea bowl on the cover of the journal by Euan Craig, Machawan Tea Bowl 2015
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.
Online gallery of a exhibition I am part of by Michelle Culpitt
I invited two artists to install their work alongside my recent experimentations at Tent 29 for the Castlemaine State Festival open studio program 2015. The exhibition is on until Sunday March 22nd in Chewton, a short drive from Castlemaine and 120kms from Melbourne, Victoria. King Lake based ceramicist Yvette De Lacy installed an exhibition of new stoneware thrown and hand built works titled ‘Aquifer.’ De Lacy says, “ the work is about the drawing of water for life and the environmental impacts of when water is scarce.” The bottle shapes are inspired by child hood memories of digging up ink and medicine bottles. More of De Lacy’s work can be found at http://www.mountainclay.weebly.com or contact the artist on email@example.com Melbourne based sculptor Annee Miron has installed a woven cardboard habitat. ‘Time borrowed’ reconstructs found cardboard boxes (fragments of their contents, origins and destinations visible) into the banks of a muddy…
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