|Post graduate 1998|
Not me....it was art school!
Much to the torment of Parents and Brother!
This is me in my final post graduate year, with all my clay babies!
|Pottery in Australia Magazine-winter 1997 graduate|
|Hand carved porcelain ware- Celadon glaze|
|Photo of my Graduate work|
Early on in my course I fell in love with carving clay, below is my first example, completed in 1st year. Next to it is a work by reknown potter Elaine Coleman, she kindly carved one of my own pots as a thankyou, for assisting her when she came to our art school, for an artist in residence!
|First carved work with an example of Elaine Coleman's expertise.|
Her work still leaves me gasping!
So fast forward to 2008, heavily pregnant and I quickly made my last ceramic pieces!
After countless hours throwing the teapot, modelling and carving the bird's, too only break in the last firing, rendering the teapot useless!
She now lives in the garden....still breaks my heart to see her :(
|My pottery career to date!|
Today, as you know I have increasing love for retro ceramics and a growing collection, meet my latest, $10 thankyou very much!
|Bitossi ash tray|
With no need to work in clay because macrame has taken over my life!I thought I had not missed it but ........not anymore, this morning I went to the clay shop and reacquainted myself with anything and everything there!
I hope to begin making again and soon but this time my work will be about me now, it will include my love of drawing, embroidery, macrame and retro ceramics as well!
So watch this space, I'm back with the MUD!
|Lion tile I made with my students...ROAR!|
ps Look back to the photo, beside one of my knees is an orb pot. (round vase)
She rolled around the boot of my car for weeks..till our Post-Grad exhibition.
She was bought by Dame Elizabeth Murdoch.....mmmm yes!