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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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I haven’t been here for a while, as I took summer off making ceramics, and since starting again I have been flat chat trying to get some work done. We went away to Tathra this summer and I did some drawings of large waves crashing on the rocks. These have been some of the inspiration for some new work I am doing for an exhibition at Tent 29 at Chewton during the Castlemaine festival.
These don’t look that big in the photo but they were huge waves, and we were getting wet!
This is blue bottle or water bottle. I have also made some small cups, side plates and bowls.
Have not written for a while as it was very busy leading up to Christmas. I am now trying to relax a bit… I should be restocking my ceramics but I have so many jobs that I have neglected around the house that I need to stop making ceramics for the first half of January. I will be going back to my regular job on a part time basis next year as my daughter is starting school. So I need to carefully plan how I am going to proceed next year with Mountain Clay, I don’t want to stop now that it going so well, but I need to organise my time and where and how I wish to sell my work. I have been approached by a few different outlets but I have yet to get organised in taking work to them. But for now some time off clay.