Thursday, January 31, 2013

painting through the storm

Maybe you heard; we had a visit from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald last weekend. I happily ignored him and carried on painting.
[playing cup games with Adriana]

[thankful for a dry and warm studio, safe from the raging storm]

[mishima scrapings - pretty huh]

[moving from painting to mishima]

[then back to painting]

[glorious, happy studio time!]

[building an army]

[and remembering to take regular breaks, of course.]

HEY LOOK! Mud Colony is back for 2013! Thanks dear Adriana!

last week!

Ebb Tide has absolutely taken over my life. Nothing else is being done, only MAKING! And I love it.
[though I don't win everytime]

[Sunday painting time]

[Monday throwing times]

[and more blissful painting time on Tuesday]

Sunday, January 20, 2013

ebb tide | invitation

This is it:

(or click the images above to enlarge)

(oh my GOODNESS, this is REAL!)


It’s a privilege for young artists to exhibit alongside their role models – I feel so honoured that Megan Puls has invited me to join her in launching her new work this year. You inspire me Megan, thank you for believing in me and sharing Ebb Tide with me!
[photos: Megan Puls, works in progress]

Friday, January 18, 2013


I collected the Ebb Tide invitations from the printers on Tuesday...yes, yes I was happy dancing in my car!
2250 were printed (thanks for the extra 250 Styleprint!) and this morning (Friday) I delivered 1500 to the Gold Coast City Gallery to be distributed in their mail out next week. The Public Programs Coordinator, Jodi, was impressed with the design - quite the compliment as she oversees a lot of promotional material at the regional gallery!


It goes on...last week:


[counting on saturday]
 This week:

I'm loosing track of the days - Tuesday of this week involved some ill fated wide dishes that I forgot to cut off the bats quick enough. *facepalm*

Minnie seems to be fixed, hurrah!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

miami marketta | january

Find me at Miami Marketta this Friday night, 5 - 10pm! 

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


[throwing in the morning]

[painting in the afternoon]
 All being well, dear little Minnie the kiln has been fixed! Fingers crossed for my firing tomorrow...

Monday, January 07, 2013


The first studio day of 2013:

[painting at home]
Ebb Tide opens 7 weeks on Saturday. I'm aiming to have 100 pieces to exhibit. I've only made perhaps a quarter of that so far. The kiln (dear Minnie) is having technical issues, so I'll be begging, borrowing and stealing to fire the work later this month.

Both the major processes in this work - the throwing and the painting - are exhausting, but gratifying. The porcelain fuels my perfectionism, the sensitive qualities push me to take greater care in throwing. The illustrations of the Heart Lines/Ebb Tide series reflect my journey over the last 12 months. Whilst I love the designs and feel immensely satisfied when I finish each piece, the emotional energy that I pour into every vessel ('scuse the pun!) leaves me mentally and physically tired - it amazes me that such small pots are taking such time and spirit! Each image is a symbol for me, represents a time, a place, a memory and the stories aren't always happy. I realised this afternoon that with every piece I paint, I'm reliving the stories. I can't tell if that's good or bad.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

strawberry, pear, apple, plum.

I spent a gorgeous few days with Adriana Christianson last week!
[strawberries from the garden]


[Adriana made frittole!]
[AND we made plum jam!]
Thanks A x


Happy 2013 x


I've been hiding out in Melbourne this Christmastime.
[good morning gold coast]

[good morning melbourne]

[Adriana gave me a Bridget Bodenham jug!!]

[morning walks around albert park lake]

[drawing what I see]

[sketchbook time]

[I'll never tire of this view]

[the great hall, NGV]

[view from the shrine]

[the see yup temple, hidden nearby]

[road trip!]

[Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummy banana and ginger cake, courtesy of Bridget Bodenham]

[tea with Bridget]
[Bridget's plethora of spoons!]

[Treasures from the Daylesford Mill Market - the dish was made by Guy Boyd!]

[more designing]