November 22, 2015
ceramics, found objects
driftwood, greeting cards
At this time of the year I’m trying to do about seven things at once and right at this moment have decided to make some beautiful greeting cards, at first they were going to be christmas cards but I have wandered off that track and am now doing cards that are “Greetings from the South-West” I have collected over the years quite a lot of beach glass, of course, no where nearly as beautiful as they find in Scotland and England or even Russia but still lovely and tumbled into strange shapes. So this is how the card idea started, but then I have veered off abit and am using broken shell as well because they are beautiful as well. I think that in the not to distant future there will be no beach glass washed up anymore, so maybe I will become a hoarder so my grandchildren can see what I’m talking about.
I’m also doing a selection of small boats which I have just added the resin to today, so they are drying ad I have an appointment with my kiln very soon as I need some sails for my little boats.
All very busy in the workshop, will TRY and keep you posted….
November 9, 2015
gardens by the bay, singapore
Recently I have had a fabulous break in Singapore and Phuket. Both great places to visit but for very different reasons. I loved Singapore and can understand how people could easily live there, such a visually stimulating place and of course the city itself is so clean and well looked after. We really enjoyed exploring this exciting city. At the time we were there fires were burning in Maylasia and the smoke was blowing through, and even though we coudnt see as far as normal we still got a good look from the Marina Bay Sands top deck. 57 floors!!!!
September 27, 2015
I know I constantly say it but where does the time go!! I can never find enough time to do my beloved blog and I know I’m whingeing but I can barely find the time to photograph my art. But I do have good news. The FABULOUS Margaret River Gallery is now representing me!!!! Yes, little old me!!! I am so proud to have my beautiful sculptures there and one piece sold the first day that I delivered. I was a bit overawed as I’m in very prestigious company with many famous artists showing there. I hope that my art will speak for itself as being born & bred in Western Australia with all found pieces from the W.A. coastline, so each piece is a unique memento of Western Australia. So please remember to go and visit this beautiful gallery when you are in Margaret River and say Hello! to gallery owner Sally who will show you around her tranquil and inspiring space.
September 1, 2015
army art, art exhibitions, art extraordinaire
I know its been an age since I actually wrote a page but I can assure you that I have not been idle in all this time. I have done two shows in August, the fantastic Army Art exhibition in Fremantle and the Art Extraordinaire in Bunbury, both in Western Australia.
I was pleased with both shows and my beautiful pieces sold very well. Yay!!! Altogether I had made 24 new pieces (exhausting!) but was satisfied when at the end I only had 7 left. Now I’ve started all new pieces some to go to a gallery in the South-West and some to a gallery in Fremantle. My time is limited, so the process can be slow but I will get there in the end. Ive uploaded the new pieces to the photo gallery for those that wish to see the whole shibang!!!
June 7, 2015
albany, Ceramic Art and Pottery, ceramics
Having spent the long weekend in Albany Western Australia, in absolutely sublime weather and with fab friends and having collected the small shells that I can only get from Emu Point and NOW I’m back to my new workshop ( not really new just a different spot) I’m still unpacking boxes but I thought leave it all and start touching some clay which has been a few weeks. I didnt realise how much I had actually missed it. Well now I’m on a roll and I cant stop!!! Which is good because I have delivery dates scheduled and I need to really work hard to fulfill them. That little break was enough to give me the kick in the behind to get on with it. I still have boxes to unpack and I cant find all the bits & bobs that I need but what the hell it will happen and least I’m producing!!! My kiln has been properly connected but I havnt been able to give it a test run yet but hopefully all will be well. Another great thing is that if I need a break I can just go for a walk on the beach rain or shine, what inspiration and relaxation…..
May 12, 2015
ceramics, found objects, natures forms
beach, Ceramic Art and Pottery
Enjoyed a sunset walk with the dog this afternoon, beautiful and clear.