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Monday 30 November 2015

hills edge clay 2015 +

This month has seen the opening of Hills Edge Clay 2015 at Gallery 1855, it was a fab opening with some lovely peeps turning out for the opening. It's a massive catch up time for most of the clay artists turning out for the day.
This years show piece in the entry foyer by my friend James Edwards, who brought his piece complete with own plinth for the show and the entry space shows it off so well.
I share my favourite room with Alison Arnold, Phil Hart, Anna Couper and Hellen Fuller.

I'm settling into the new studio space at Jam Factory, Seppeltsfield better now and have been moving, moving and moving things around in the space, it will feel right eventually… got my new signs up this week and new walkway went up too. Christmas is looming and I have plenty of stock now with a couple more firings to complete. I have quite the variety of stock form all manner of earthy tablewares, to specialty items for great table displays this christmas. My printed wares are in the kiln right now and I can't wait to crack the kiln tomorrow to see how the new design looks…
Pictures soon as I'll be sending loads out via social media this week, let me know if you spot something you like as postage within australia is still very affordable…
If you are in Adelaide, do make the trip out to my studio. It's the barn on your left as you head into te carpark and enter through the Jam Factory Shop just down the walkway. Seppeltsfield is a lovely spot and you can dine fancy or do a bbq in the picnic area for the day. Even do a Barossa tour!!
I'm in my studio Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday but message me first so I can make time to chat…email or message me on facebook… The wifi has been down since the fires this week but hopefully that will be fixed soon and usually programming can commence...

Thursdays RAKU workshop was full and we were going to do another today but with the fire ban and heat it was cancelled til next year. We got stuck into it straight away as you know the raku firings can take a while to get started and we gave the professor his first run, love the new front door action. Build and design by Kevin Capaldi, so keen to get on the next one already.

The results were stunning, heavily reduced but really nicely glazed by most peeps who were novices to the process. I made bisqueware for them to glaze and had everything ready to go so it was a fun emersion process in to the essence of RAKU. We talked chemistry and process with lots of ooh's and ahh's as the first pots emerged from the reduction chamber.

 And back to the making of lil birdie, which I will have quite the array of for this saturday's WHEATY SALE, it's a ceramics and glass Extravaganza!
Love to see you there!! 

The Wheaty is 39 George St Thebarton, sale is Sat 5 December from 12pm - 3pm… Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring lots of friends!!! and buy handmade for this christmas...

Saturday 7 November 2015

THE big clay day out 2015

So here's this years lil vid, an epic day, with loads of contributors, so thank you all!! and see you next time, location tba :)