Friday, 24 May 2013

Gulgong Road Trip pt1...

So here's the start of Gulgong video log, Road Trip baby they just go on and on....

anyhoo heres a few pics around this really old Goldmining town and home for a while to Henry Lawson, poet...

Skippy is any reference to kangaroo and a major part of road trip....If you have no idea what i'm talking about look up the tv show, i'm sure its playing somewhere!...'what's that skip? there's peeps stuck down a mine shaft...thanks skip, we're on it!!'

vids at the bottom of this post...







Monday, 20 May 2013

raku time...

Saturday turned out lovely, rather a chilly start but the day unfolded, the kilns were lit and what ensued was just the thing....loads of raku pots some stunning turquoise, coppers abound and loads of obvara firing.




Anna was demoing and so kindly prepped all the glazes so everyone could just dive in.
We unloaded the bisque and got glazing. I had the usual breakages and time to address the clay its always hit and miss with the large bottles but to many nice pieces cracked this time...grrr


The lunch spread was just as great as the glazes!! Sally came down from woodside, Judith the sculptor dropped in plus a few visitors and faces we hadn't seen in a while so all in great raku.. anyhoo here's the pics...



Saturday, 18 May 2013

the days of Gulgong....claypush conf.pt1


the days of Gulgong....claypush conf.pt1

I absorbed so much in this room ( pic above) ..and made a large decision there too. Rather epic but quit sensible really. I've slowly been processing images the last fortnight as I've had a good amount of work to do which took me down south last friday working with Connie down at Colonades, it's a community project and we were drawing up the women's river on an existing wall. It was a great day working collaboratively and chatting to heaps of peeps that were interested in the project.

The day was long and a drive down south is quite an epic journey I think I made it home by 7pm and traffic was a nightmare....must try to avoid that in future but all in a super day drawing and considering what this means to the locals, council and the indigenous people most importantly. To have a visual statement of their land and their meeting place in a major public space.

Anyhoo raku today I just got in and will process the images into something interesting after I wash the smokiness away. Anna demonstrated her very successful Obvara technique and luckily I got to have a play...we also got out some horsehair that did stick to the pots when we shielded them from the breeze!

Right more on Gulgong and raku very soon...