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Pit Firing Community Project – The Creative Legacy of Edna Walling.

Last week I facilitated a pit firing workshop for a community project which is part of a group exhibition commemorating the work of Landscape designer Edna Walling. One of the exhibiting artists Heather Hesterman is creating an installation consisting of ceramic pinch pots en masse¬†and plants referencing Walling’s love of constructing gardens. The pots have … Continue reading

Sunday Studio Visit – Bonfires and Jewellery Design

Evening all, it is freezing here tonight with possible snow expected, so I am keeping warm by reminiscing on the bonfire firing I did a couple of weeks ago. Every year around this time we do a clean up for the summer to reduce fire hazards during the bushfire season, and in the lead up … Continue reading

Ceramic Pit firing – New sculpture.

Hope everyone is having a great week ūüôā Following on from the previous POST I have now pitfired all of the sculptural works I made for the exhibition in ContainArt – yes I got the fire permit ūüôā   It has been very warm over the past few weeks, so it was great that the … Continue reading

New Exhibition – After the Fire.

As readers may know from previous POSTS I have been working on a new body of work, including sculptural ceramics and photography, which is now on exhibition at ContainArt till February 16th. The container is currently on location at Weerama Part, Wendouree. The exhibition was¬†inspired by the Scotsburn Bushfires, which I have also posted about … Continue reading

Teepee Firing – experimental low fired ceramics

As readers may know I am somewhat a specialist in pit firing, having explored it extensively¬†during my PhD and then writing a book about it which you can find on lots of online book stores such as AMAZON. Lately I have been yearning¬†to explore more methods of alternative firing. The idea arose when my pugmill … Continue reading

Sunday Studio Visit: Pit Firing

Oh Dear…. a few days late again!! Sunday was a bit of a busy day….. we visited friends on Sunday afternoon for a low key housewarming party, and didn’t get home till quite late! The day before, Saturday, I did a pit firing to complete a few pieces I am thinking of entering into some … Continue reading

Exhibition Opening – Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2015

Regular readers will know one of my ceramic sculptures¬†was recently accepted into the biennial¬†Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award, an award that has become a fixture on the ceramic awards calendar in recent years, The award is open to all Victorian artists, and spans functional ceramics through to sculptural and conceptual works, as long as the … Continue reading

Sunday Studio Visit … new jewellery designs AND saving the World!

This Sunday did not start out wonderfully!! I did not sleep a wink last night so am a bit behind the eight ball…. or am I? It actually meant I got alot done! The weather is cooler today, which is also good… I think if I had been tired AND¬†hot I would have been grumpy, … Continue reading

Sunday Studio Visit – Catching up

Today in the studio I am finally catching up on polishing the ceramic sculpture I fired last weekend in the pit firing, which was the subject of last Sunday’s studio visit. The piece in the middle of the picture is the sculpture I¬†have had accepted into the Manningham Ceramic Awards which i have to send … Continue reading

Upcoming Exhibitions….

Happy Friday People – yes its the weekend! I thought I would share some exhibitions I am involved in at the moment so you can¬†experience¬†them vicariously or if you are living or visiting near the venues, you can check out¬†the exhibitions yourself. Currently I have three¬†brooches in the annual Contemporary Art Society of Victoria brooch … Continue reading

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