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12th May……

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Enjoyed a sunset walk with the dog this afternoon, beautiful and clear.

9th May …..

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If your anywhere in the area of Dardanup on the 16th or 17th May make sure you check out the Dardanup Art trail, its worth the effort as you get a map of the area and all the participating artists, wineries and galleries and you either visit them all or you pick a few and off you go!!!  The countryside is spectacular, the wine and food sublime and the art extraordinary.  The looking is all free and so is the wine tasting so it stands to reason your in for a pretty cheap day that will show you all the wonder of the Ferguson Valley.  Some of the places that open there doors are truly amazing and worth a sticky beak to see how the other half live in their beautiful valley, I also have some pieces exhibiting at the Dardanup Hall over the weekend and also at the Ferguson Hart Estate Winery, so check it out and let me know what you think….

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This is my last load of greenware at my current workshop.  Unfortunately my life has taken a dramatic upheaval and I am currently changing locations.   The next firing I do will be in a new workshop which will be a little smaller but has the added bonus of being directly across from the beach which is lovely to be able to escape to whenever I want, which has been sometimes three times a day!!!  The majority of my workshop hasnt been shifted yet so I have the gruesome task of having to do this bit by bit a most things have to be shifted by hand.  Woe is me!!!  Also my kiln has to be rewired so there will be delays in store for me so patience will have to be my motto for the coming weeks.  I will keep you posted….

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On a recent trip to Fremantle in Western Australia, we had lunch in a beachside cafe and I was wrapped to see there upcycled art on the walls.  Not only were the objects collected off the beach but they were made into the most beautiful wall sculptures I have seen in ages.  I’m not sure who the fab artist is but BRAVO! to them for making something ugly into something beautiful.  I’m going to make it a mission of mine to try and do something similar using bits & bobs off the local beach and see what I can make!!!  Keep you posted…..

15th February…..

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I’m afraid little has been done in my workshop lately, but that is about to change!!! I now have more time in my life to devote to my ceramics and am very pleased to be getting back to work. I have missed it dearly, and to begin I am having a huge clean out of the studio as I need more room for drying and for finished pieces to stand before going to the galleries. I need an area for storage, so I am going to have to be ruthless in my clean out.
I am still producing a small amount but I can’t go forward until I clean out the workshop as it’s become like an albatross around my neck.
So here’s a picture of the latest offering……

29th January……

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Here we go again!! Another month practically over and I’m already behind the eight ball…. Luckily I didn’t make any New Years resolutions as I would have blown them already!!! But I have got a little bit of work completed and ready for gallery delivery, here’s a sample…

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14th January….

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I went to an interesting exhibition at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery recently and checked out Glen Skien’s work. I really liked what he uses for his artwork, mostly the metal wall prints and as you can see from the photos his envelopes were great as well, some from metal some from paper very interesting concept and worth a look, this is only a sample of his work and I was impressed with this exhibition, so if your in the area call in and check it out PLUS I have some pieces in the glass gallery near reception which you might like to take a look at!!!!

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