Saturday, February 26, 2011

Warrandyte Pottery Expo

I ventured out to the pottery expo in Warrandyte today.  It is such a cute little town.  Driving around those winding bends envoked many memories of my childhood growing up in Kinglake not too far away.  It's amazing that within less than an hour we can be transported from the inner city buzz and out into the beautiful green hills.  It is sad that we don't embrace this opportunity more often. I had a lovely afternoon wandering around with Frida. Not only did we enjoy the great talent on display at the pottery expo but we also enjoyed rummaging in op shops (and really overpriced city op shops in no way compare to these small little rural gems) and soaking in the peace in a cute little cafe called 'roundabout cafe'...... (yes in case you haven't worked it out it is located near the roundabout.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beautiful Losers

The lovely Bre told me about this documentary ages ago, and it is tonight whilst I am cold and tired that I decided to finally bring it up on the nerd box and watch it. This then became one of those weird moments when you really feel you were meant to experience something 'now.'  What a beautiful inspiring film.  It makes me feel happy to continue creating just for the sake of it.......making things makes me happy and that is all that matters:)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Baking Clay

It is so exciting to arrive at work and see the beautiful Frida in the the studio with her humongous gloves on.  I know what this means, and I am anxious with anticipation. We hoard around the kiln like little children waiting for a cake to come out the oven, except this huge oven has been cooking my newest creations......will they have survived the final firing?! YES! The results are better this time. Ceramics are so unpredictable I can never tell if it is a result of me improving or just pure luck.  Whatever the reason I am happy with todays outcome. Earrings, brooches, and pendants in this lot.  Will add photos once the jewellery making is finished.

In the meantime here's a little sample of the wall hangings.

Porcelain Cloud Wall Hangings