Wednesday, August 31, 2011

potters' market

Last Sunday; Gold Coast Potters' market day, sunshine, lovely pots, cupcakes, brownies, lavender + kumquat marmalade. 

[rainbow-spewing bear in bottom right hand corner is part of these very exciting solo shows opening next month at 19 KAREN]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

porcelain play

I retrieved my tiny stash of Southern Ice Porcelain from the bottom of the clay box today and spent a beautiful few hours making old and new things;

miami marketta | arts creative | sept 2011

I'll be at the next Miami Marketta on Friday 9 September, hurrah!

Monday, August 29, 2011

miro constellation: part 4

Playing with colour;

Thursday, August 25, 2011

miro constellation: part 3

Beginnings of another set for my Miro work;

Transporting this one to the kiln will be precarious, to say the least!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

miro constellation: part 2

Developing further ideas for the Miro project, with cut and altered wheel thrown forms.

stick set

I should note, the more compliant model is unfortunately the one missing a front leg.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


More new work for [m]art design store in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Lovely photos curtesy of Carmel Dunne.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

new ramekins

Clear glazed folded ramekins for [m]art design store ~ gorgeous photos curtesy of Carmel Dunne.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

miro constellation: part 1

I've been invited to participate in a group show in 2012 called 'The Art of Spain'. For weeks I had colourful shapes floating around my head but didn't know which Spanish artist I was thinking of. Finally I realised that it was the work of Joan Mirรณ. I'm particularly drawn to his constellation series and want to make 2 or 3 sets of dishes inspired by his interlocking groups of shapes. After some sketching, I started on a prototype today and I'm already so happy with the result, even at this early stage in development. 
The walls of the dishes in this reduced scale prototype are thicker than I would like, but it's been about 18 months since I last did any slab building, so that may have been a good thing! Each set will have around 10 individual pieces, be glazed in different colours (within a limited colour palette) and be fully functional as tableware.

The smallest dishes don't work well in this set as the clay is too thick for the size, but the end product will be larger and more delicate. I'm dreaming of using glazes like Chun Liao.

Miami Marketta Launch!

I was so excited to be part of the Miami Marketta Arts Creative launch at Rabbit + Cocoon on Friday 12 August; it was a beautiful night with so many gorgeous stalls (like my neighbours Juky + Beatrix, Sarah Crawford, Hattie + Celeste Twikler) and lovely visitors! Here are some snapshots of the night:

I owe a special thanks to my helpers and friends for supporting me at my very first market :) You guys rock!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Lorikeet feather nesting dishes, displayed at the Trinity Lutheran College Art Exhibition, received a commendation and sold, hurrah!