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30th October …..

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 The time has come to show you a photo of my studio.   This is where I work happily for hours on end trying to produce some beautiful and saleable art pieces.    If I look out the window I can gaze at the swimming pool and plants.  Which is great in summer as my workshop gets very hot, so I just jump in and then go back to work in my bathers.    I have collected lots of bits and pieces so at the moment it is a little cramped and could do with a good cleanout, but I cant bear to throw anything out as I think I can always use it later or it might be good for anther piece at another time.  Since I have had my studio, which is about eight years I have been ruthless only twice in throwing things out.   It is clean though even if it is abit squashy, but then its usually just me in here.  At the moment I am glazing, which is such a boring job but has to be done and I am working on one piece that has wire coming from the driftwood and little pointy porcelain fingers which are glazed stemming from the wire.  It will hopefully look like a reef with seaweed gently swaying in the currents.  (Yeah right!!)

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A Day at the Beach….

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Today I went to the beach for the first swim of summer. It was pretty fresh but really good. I swam and even dived under the waves for about an hour and then went for a little fossick along the beach and picked up some treasures. I didnt go very well organised though as I didnt have a bag and had to use my hat.!! Oh well it was worth it and hopefully there will be more days like it as the weather improves. Afterwards I went to a exhibition at the Stirling St. Art Centre by the Studio Potters. It is there annual exbo and was really well presented for a small group. They had some beautiful pieces all for sale, so of course I bought a piece but I cant pick it up till the exbo finishes. I will show you then.

A Day at the Beach….

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   A Day at the Beach

25th October My Start…….

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Well, today is the beginning of something BIG !!  I have finally started my own blog which is what I have wanted to do for ages but havnt been game.    I took forever going through other blogs that I liked to see what the tricks are and I still don’t know what I’m doing.   The original plan was to showcase my artwork and talk about my studio and the related stories and photos that go with it, from my tiny corner of the world.   So I will attempt to do just that.    I do ceramic artwork, and have a studio at my home in the South-West of Western Australia (a beautiful part of the world)  Sometimes I do functional pieces, sometimes I do sculptural pieces mainly using porcelain or JB3  clay.   I  incorporate my pieces with found objects that I have collected from the shoreline.   My studio is full of very strange things that I think might someday be useful for some fantastic piece that will take the world by storm!    Not quite yet, though I have been resonably successful with my art and sell in different retail outlets around the state.  All of my pieces are associated with the ocean or shore and I always have had this connection with my pieces and I  have always kept this theme as it makes me happy and  this is where I live.