Wednesday, January 18, 2012

melbournia

My Christmastime escape to Melbourne;



Local South Melbourne resident: Charlie the handicapped rainbow lorikeet!


Special hidden laneways





My kind of Christmas decorations! (GPO, Bourke St)


NYE fireworks, as seen from South Melbourne

Monday, January 16, 2012

miami marketta | january 2012

Another beautiful night at Miami Marketta last week. It was wonderful to see such a big crowd in January! Kudos for supporting handmade folks.
Thanks goodness for Instagram making naff iPhone photos look cute and retro!

The lori eggs were a hit, hurrah!

Monday, January 09, 2012

fired eggs

Those bowls from November - fired in Michaela's gas kiln, came out perfectly. I used the same glaze the week before and it was awful?!
 Ah well, I shall take my victories where I can.
 
I'm beginning to appreciate the simple creaminess of white stoneware clay, without my coloured glazes.

The eggs turned out perfectly, just as I imaged them.
Even the iron spots that regularly appear from Michaela's gas kiln don't bug me, in fact they almost add to the eggs.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

open

The online store is open again!
small emu feather bowl
You might find a few new pieces in there too :)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

glaze grumble

I am not proud of this.
I've resorted to buying premixed commercial glaze ingredients. My 'reliable' glaze has mysteriously gone bonkers. Too thick, bubbles, too thin, dry, lumps, crazing. Nightmare. I'm determined to sort it out, but after losing so many good pots to the bad glaze, this is the best interim option. Fingers crossed, eh?

miami marketta | january 2012

First Miami Marketta of 2012!