Maragaret Sanders has been our tutor, she truly has a gift of engaging with every individual, is very patient and even better very encouraging to get you moving in your own direction. The end goal is a group exhibition during the fringe, Margaret will be printing the final edition, we keep one print and one gets framed for the show.
My small blocks of lino have of course taken a journey into clay and the first mini plates came out of the kiln on Saturday just in time for market...
So in between all this and life kaos I've been working towards filling and earthenware gas kiln, it hasn't got much further than this :P
Oh and this happened at the club, major communication breakdown and the kiln fired on a 12 hour cycle for 4 days, when I dropped in the kiln temp was registering 1300degC at 12pm so who knows what it actually had been getting to for those previous days... the fallout is brick shrinkage and repairs to the kiln ricks just melted away, there's some repairs to the wiring box to be done yet but hopefully we'll still be able to do low firings in K2
|Spring exh opening at Gallery 1855|
So expect more silence as I go into full production mode over the next month before I leave for my Birthday trip to Vietnam this October. Should be fun and a total new journey into new places and meet some new peeps! Market season has truly begun here, there's the Port Festival next month, then the Blues Festival in the Barossa another 2 day event, the Wheaty Chrissy Sale, my Open Studio Sale and Stirling Markets in between all these... I'd better get cranking!!! : )
anyhoo happy Autumn, fall on the other side of the seas and Happy Spring on our side...