25 June 2017

Fire and smoke

Any potter loves a bit of fire and smoke... not in an electric kiln though...

this week I had a sawdust firing of some pigs and other small pieces for my exhibition in August...

Here is a taste...

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it worked quite well though some slipped sideways and I had to top up the fire at one stage with a bit more fuel...

I will show you more when the mini installation is on show...

Have a good week and thanks for stopping by...

21 June 2017

Swimming Penguin swims away

I am absolutely thrilled that my "Swimming Penguin" has been purchased by a collector of Australian Studio Pottery.
"Swimming Penguin"  now has a new home where he will be appreciated and be amongst other studio works.

He is quite small, being approximately 14cm long and about 7.5cm wide.

 I might make some more one day but not this week as there are pigs to be glazed...


17 June 2017

Beginning to get close to exhibition

a fairly cloudy day in Sydney today... good conditions for taking photos of sculptures.

My friend and I will be preparing our exhibition advertising so that was my task for today...
I am not a great photographer but with some reasonable equipment such as a tripod, digital camera and a roll of paper it wasn't too difficult..


10 June 2017

Little Blue Pourer

Fingers crossed for some fine weather tomorrow as I will be doing a market at the village of Bundeena in the Royal National Park...
It will be an extra long drive as the shortest way is a road that crosses a weir and the roads authority tells me it is flooded... ah well only another 15mins down the other road.

This little pouring vessel will be staying behind... it might go to another market or perhaps to a small design and homewares store..


The blue glaze is a tricky one... it needs to be applied thickly to get the colour and sparkle but too thick and it will run off the pot and onto the kiln shelf...  I'm fairly happy with this one.

Have a nice weekend... a holiday Monday here in NSW so I hope to get back to the studio...

04 June 2017

Nice to be included - the May Clay Blog Review


How lovely to be amongst blogging friends on the latest Clay Blog Review...

follow the link and catch up with my friends, Marian Haile Williams, Linda Starr, Dawn Whitehand, Angela Walford and Peter Gregory...

http://www.potterymakinginfo.com/news/clay-blog-review-may-2017/

26 May 2017

another market day

I've been busy making pigs this week for a mini installation at my exhibition in August...

this little guy is now waiting for my next bisque firing..

And I'll be at the Ramsgate Farmers  Market tomorrow, Saturday 27 May 2017 from 8am to 2pm... hoping that these find new homes to go to...



20 May 2017

#SaturdayShelfie - 20 May - Work in progress

Things are coming along for my exhibition with a bisque firing this week of several pigs and a sculpture...

I now have my thinking hat on as to how to glaze this one...

The image here only shows half the kiln as I want to keep the work as a surprise for those visiting the exhibition..

Have a great weekend



10 May 2017

Save the Date

Dear Friends

In August I will be sharing an exhibition with my good friend Thea Bourne.  Thea makes wonderful images using oil pastels.

Check out her past works here: https://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/t/theabourne/

We will be sharing space at the Hornsby Art Society building called Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre.  It is a historic building and will allow us both to display our exhibition works in style.

I am beginning to get excited about it...
We are listed on their Upcoming Exhibitions page: http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/my-lifestyle/arts-and-culture/wallarobba-arts-and-cultural-centre-project/previous-exhibitions-at-wallarobba-arts-and-cultural-centre2

The show will be open to the public from 22 August to 3 September and we will be having a Meet the Artists afternoon on Sunday 27 August.

Hope to see you there...

"Fracked"  hand formed and wheel thrown base.  Reduction firing.

03 May 2017

Art Show this weekend

this weekend from Thursday to Sunday I will have some pots on display at the Shire Creativity exhibition at the Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club in Woolooware.

see details here:  https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/the-continuum-art-society-inc-national-trust-heritage-exhibition-2017/

It is part of the Heritage Festival and includes paintings, pottery and other crafts.

I have a few new pieces for the show...

Wheelthrown and altered porcelain

Wheelthrown and altered stoneware oval vessel.

28 April 2017

a few more sales

yesterday I took part in a stall held by the Port Hacking Potters Group at the local hospital.
We donate to the hospital and they supply the tables in the foyer while we supply the table cloths and shelves etc.

The sales are not great at the moment as there are building works going on and there is only a drop-off point near the foyer, no actual parking so most people enter via the back door which is closer to a parking area.

Still, we all sold some pots and one of our members gained a commission for more of her wacky mugs which are decorated to look like cars.


Amongst the ones I sold was this little tealight holder.  The person buying them bought several other pieces from the stall, all of them green!