Monday, 2 February 2015

mark making on clay...


Well that was fun! Mark Making on Clay workshop at G1855. What a cool bunch of people, from experienced, to students, to never touched clay before… It was a great combo really. We started with a vid from the night my studio flooded. During some heavy rains a few years back when the water from my neighbours garden was cascading under our boundary fence and swirled through the back corner of my studio only to be flooded in seconds….

Anyhoo, after a talk about processes and influences including lichen on the rocks in a temple ruin in Vietnam. Also of many makers, ceramic and drawings and metal work.
Vietnam, now that was a great holiday and I still haven't made my own tour book, hmmm.
Oooh digressing again :P
So after chats, I demoed and then lunch in the Gallery courtyard.
Post lunch it was hands on exploring abstract notions of marks, inspirations, that quite often became illustrative. Overall a lovely day of clay play, what could be better!
All the tiles are under wraps in my studio while they dry flat for a couple of weeks. Then some glazing and firing straight up to c6.

To top off the day The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was playing at the Rec. centre in Golden Grove. The recent place for evacuations and support during the Walkers Flat bush fires. A very nice night listening to storytelling and great symphonies of Mozart and Wagner with a very animated conductor :) twas cool…

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO)

Adeladie Symphony Orchestra at the Golden Grove Arts Centre
Experience a magical night of classical music with an ensemble of musicians from the acclaimed Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Guests include Simon Cobcroft (cello) and Nathan Aspinall (conductor).
Program
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll [original version with single strings]
Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto no 1
Interval
Mozart - Symphony no 41 'Jupiter''













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