Tuesday, 30 September 2014

oh look springy time is sneezy time...

oh look springy time is sneezy time…

Sunday last was marketeering day in the hills and druid avenue was ablast with pollen! the oak trees are getting all springy and sending flying chunks of pollen all over the streets and by days end all my stock was covered as well as ma hair and every receptacle in sight.



the crowd was pretty good and due to another event in town things hotted up fairly quickly, then the 'lunchtime lul' and time to grab a bite to eat a coffee and watch the passers by…




Had loads of visitors and a lovely meet up with a fellow instagrammer ;)
Lovely to have neighbour Rajan back out of hibernation and Timbo the glass guy back from OS and brilliant assistance setting up and packing down again by my new neighbours from the riverland, they have all manor of dried fruits and the last of the pumpkins this wkd!


My terracotta fellas made the outing and some went to new homes as well as lil birdie and raku action for the day…
It's now winding up to making for chrissy sales and refilling shops around town and very exciting a trip interstate very very soon…
Monday was post market wipe out day, so exhausting then winding up into another weeks work. Happy days all, trying to stay balanced with running and brain winding down times plus studio time to recharge…
I saw a couple of seconds of Michael Kilne in the studio today, that is before the interwebs got stuck, hopefully something of the future checking into some studio time with other clay heads :)


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

more studio moments...

A job cancellation this morning meant a diary reshuffle and how could I turn today into something more productive. I've been thinking about summer preparations with daylight savings time heading our way fast it's a reminder that the hot weather will be here soon and cool throwing days will be a thing of the past. So onward into some new summer works, I'm retaining the forms of the very popular lil birdie wares and will be exploring new prints and some new season colours.


I got started with some beakers today as making small closed forms is in my muscle memory at the mo and may as well take advantage of that. Here's a snapshot of an hour or so condensed into 7 minutes.




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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

studio day byo cheer...

Some of this… before a wipe out day


One very productive monday in the studio with a test run of some gritty red stoneware. Some new tiles on the way with thoughts percolating again. Then the crash yesterday a big wipe out migraine day, haven't had one for ages and what a booger but out the other side today and covered up everything ready for trimming and handles. Anyhoo here's the vid… cheers

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

journal update...

a raku firing video to get yu started

click for a link to my statigram feed ;)

I feel like I'm always playing catchup these days and in an attempt to journal update here's last weeks efforts. I'd been madly making raku bottles for last wkd's open studio and only managed to fire a few of them as it was difficult to get a firing rhythm happening with visitors etc, the kiln would cool down and it would take an hour to get it back up to temperature so not many raku firings occurred but we did manage to get a few Obvaras through with some lovely results. I found after a bit of experimenting with time some gorgeous results from a truly smelly concoction.

firing last week in my rocket raku kiln...my usual turquoise glaze coming out not so…but some lovely reds again





our tree audience for the day and cranky skies…






obligatory fire and studio buds for the day...


  
and then last wkd stirling market sunday another fine winters day with lots of peeps out enjoying the sun and I took my heated jacket out for a market test run….soooo nice you wouldn't believe what a difference it makes, I found the company online and they just happen to be in Adelaide what lovely service the guy even brought out samples for me to try on. So if you're interested look up all purpose heated clothing

anyhoo it's off to the studio for me and do some warm up throwing pots, it's been a while since I've made some nice bowl shapes so check in later on the dreaded facebook and instagram or twitter

Monday, 18 August 2014

Open Studio Day #2/duo...

Sunday & Saturday & Friday, well frankly that was tiring but had some lovely chats with some lovely peeps thanks for dropping by and for some having a play with fire. Coffee and scones went down a treat and even some spicy, well not too spicy lentil soup for my friends!!

It was quieter than last year but that may have been the location, on the edge of the sticks and frankly sat navs are a bit useless peeps always end up with the horses! Anyhoo had a great time with my studio bud, we Obvared and rakued and demoed all wkd and with some lovely and not so nice wild life next door in the trees. A koala watched our proceedings yesterday and was sniffing the Obvara I reckon… the crappy magpies were swooping all arvo but he carried on his merry way across the carpark and up some more bluegums for a feed…

enjoy the vids