time to relax and unwind..

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.PLATES 1 037 (1024x768)

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)

 

 

 

 

Etsy Night Out

Last Friday I was part of the first Melbourne Etsy pop art market, Etsy Night Out Melbourne! It was really busy and a great introduction for me to having a stall in Melbourne rather than out in the sticks! This is a photo of my trusty helper!
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Lovely day at the Market

Had a lovely day at our local market today. Beautiful warm weather and lots of happy customers. Have to get really busy this week and make lots more work for another market next week.
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Last of the waratahs

We live on a flower farm and the last of our Australian native waratahs have just finished. Today I made two dishes for friends using the white and red waratah as a decorative feature. I copy the waratahs as a botanical artist copies flowers. I need the flower in front of me and can’t work from a photo, so as they have just finished flowering I realised I needed to make these pieces quickly. They are yet to be fired or glazed, so will look quite different when fired.
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Take a walk on the wild side…

Had a nervous night as I thought I had overfired a kiln full of new forest side plates and espresso cups. Couldn’t sleep till 1.00am and up at 6.00am to crack open a very hot kiln as I was sure everything was going to be melted! Luckily the kiln fired perfectly. I couldn’t believe it!! .forest plates 029 (1024x768)