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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waves

On our last summer holiday we were visiting Mimosa National Park in NSW. One day we went to one of our favourite beaches Middle Beach and watched some massive waves crashing against the rocks. I quickly did a black ink drawing and these are the pieces I have made from that drawing.

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Sun Studio – online gallery

Online gallery of a exhibition I am part of by Michelle Culpitt

Art, words and projects

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 yvettedelacy@hotmail.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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black mountain pot

A few weeks ago I made this double opening black mountain vase for the upcoming ‘Stepping Up’ exhibition to be held in Canberra during the Australian Ceramics Association Ceramic Triennial. This was the first time I had used Clayworks stoneware terracotta and unfortunately a small crack appeared after its second firing. This shot is while it is still wet and unfired.

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So I have started on another pot. This time in my usual white porcelain stoneware Clayworks JB3. The piece can be no bigger than 15cm x 15cm, so I hope it shrinks a bit, as it is 18cm high at the moment.10957217_1541025806146924_133912877_n

After making the form I painted on black underglaze. I then inscribed the mountains using a wire loop tool. I really like this piece and hope it fires well. Fingers crossed.1208344_828058057231577_1022115723_n

A girl in a tree

Today I sent off a tree mug and a forest mug to the USA where my customer was buying them for her daughter. Her name is Chiara and she is protesting against forest being destroyed for a new shopping mall by living high up a tree! Unbelievable that my tree and mountain inspired work will end up high in a tree on Bainbridge Island just off the coast of Seattle! I love it! So I looked her up and there is a song! What an inspiration!! 0 001 (1024x768)