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…

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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.

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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Rubbish on deserted ocean beach

We had a great overnight camping trip the other day, at 6th mile beach near Cape Liptrap in Victoria, Australia. We did a 9 kilometre walk along the beach. We were the only human footprints, but there were lots of kangaroo, wallaby, wombat and fox prints. However, there still was plenty of signs of humans, as the top tide line was littered with plastic rubbish washed up and piled up. It was really horrible as it was such an amazing beach and wilderness area.