Wednesday, December 19, 2012

hey!

The Hey Maker! pop up shop is only open for another 3 days! This gorgeous little space is packed with unique handmade gifts - be sure to visit them before 2pm on Saturday and support your local artisans this Christmastime!

[Image above is: art prints by Gretchenmist and Belinda Suzette, cups are by me, ceramic pin cushions are by Hey Maker! Belinda Smith, brooches are by Jetta's Nest, Kimono Reincarnate and Edward & Lilly and the little hand screen printed pouches / purses are by Ellie of Red Seed Studio!]

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

big.

Udessi will be at The Big Design Market Melbourne on Friday 7, Saturday 8 + Sunday 9 December!
Hosted at The Royal Exhibition Building, this will be the biggest market of its kind in Australia, bringing together the best of independent Australian + international design over 3 huge days. Look out for my wee little porcelain cups!



Dear Adriana Christianson will be there too! Ooh!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

silverdale / sydney

I am very proud to announce my first Sydney stockist: Follow Store in Surry Hills! 
Follow is a new design concept store nestled away in a beautiful heritage listed shop, founded by the clever duo behind the Finders Keepers Markets!

Oh look, there's some Silverdale Dreams porcelain cups on their blog and online store! Ooh!

Thanks to Brooke of Follow Store for welcoming me and thanks to Kim of Udessi for exposing my work to new people at Finders Keepers!

Monday, November 26, 2012

ebb tide: studio visit

Visiting Megan, my exhibition buddy, last month...
[ooh!]

[umm, wow?]


 

[discussing display possibilities]
 
[these forms look like dinosaur eggs to me!]

[hi Megan!]

potters market

Yesterday we (the Gold Coast Potters' Association) celebrated the closing of our Annual Members Exhibition with a Christmas Market! 50 stalls, including ceramics, wood turning, weaving, jewellery and demonstrations, along with gorgeous cakes and a wicked band, made for an excellent day in the sunshine! 
[hello!]

[flowers from Joanne's garden!]
Big love to my stall buddy, Joanne McFaul - she kept us laughing all day.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

miami marketta | november 2012

A belated Marketta thank you; the Seconds + Samples Sale was a resounding success - so many odd pots found loving homes! 


[thanks to Bob for the photo of Nadia and I!]
A special thank you goes to my sweet friend Nadia for her very excellent help and company!

The final Miami Marketta for 2012 is Friday 14 December, 5 - 10pm!

clare twomey

In January 2011 I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I spent an afternoon in the ceramic galleries, gawking at the greatest and most comprehensive collection of ceramics in the world.
One of the (many) pieces that left an impression on me; the remnants of 'Trophy' by Clare Twomey, an installation from 2006. 4000 small birds were made from Wedgewood's Jasper Blue to be displayed throughout the museum; within five hours of opening, the public had stolen each one of the birds that made up the collection; although they were not formally invited to take the birds home, many followed the behaviour of others in the space.

 

18 months after that trip to London, I had the pleasure of listening to Clare speak at Subversive Clay in Adelaide. An articulate and well versed speaker, her keynote speech was certainly a highlight of the conference.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

treats.

Treats! Big thank you to Keane Ceramics for their generous sponsorship in the Port Hacking Potters 47th National Competition!

udessi gallery/studio

Kim Wallace of Udessi is creating a delightful gallery studio on the Sunshine Coast...I wish I could visit!



 I'm in love with Hana Rajkovic's art prints and they compliment my Silverdale Dreams cups so very well...

port hacking

The Port Hacking Potters 47th National Competition was held at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Gymea NSW from 22 September to 3 October 2012. 

Judge Greg Daly commented on the exhibition: "It was a delight to see so many diverse ideas and challenges for the makers and the viewers. Take time, look carefully and slowly; you will be rewarded."




I was privileged and humbled to win the Open Wheelthrown section!

I had the pleasure of meeting the competition coordinators, Anna and Therese, at the Eveleigh Artisans' Market; it's clear that such a successful event requires a great deal of dedication and hard work - credit to you ladies, you did a marvellous job for us.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

townsville

The 2012 Townsville Ceramic Awards continue this week at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, closing on Sunday 25 November. Kudos to my Ebb Tide partner in crime, Megan Puls for taking out one of the acquisition prizes!

My entry;
['Heart Lines', wheel thrown + hand painted stoneware,
14.5 cm tall x 7 cm wide]

murbah

My newest stockist ~ Hey Maker!

From their blog...
"Hey Maker! is a new creative collective in the Tweed Valley.
We hope to inspire our community to become active in helping us further enhance Murwillumbah as a vibrant artistic destination. We intend to enliven our town centre by inviting all to interact with our fun Pop Up Art Installations using recycled materials and the most simple of art resources."


Monday, November 19, 2012

annual members' exhibition

The Gold Coast Potters' Association Annual Members' Exhibition opened at Clay Art Benowa on Saturday 10 November. My work is exhibited along with 25+ members of the Association until the closing day of Sunday 25 November, which we are celebrating with a market!
'Heart Lines'

'Earth Lines' ~ themed section, 'Earthly Footprints'
[I'm especially pleased with the invitation, as I helped design it!]

hola

Sweet Sina of Hola Para Siempre visited my studio last week and has just published this gorgeous interview on her blog!


 
 
Thank you Sina!
[all images: Sina Mej√≠as Gates]

Sunday, November 18, 2012

life drawing

I have never been to a life drawing class before. Last month I spent a glorious hour and a half sketching whilst sipping red wine and listening to 80s vinyl at Gold Coast artist Anne Smerdon's life drawing classes at Kirra Hill Community Centre. 










More info HERE!