swim little fishy

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have enjoyed painting on linen over the last 2 weeks, nice to fiddle with in that incredible hot weather. some fish swam away at the markets last weekend…and some more today heading to a new home further afield. Batik technique , indigo dye, fabric printing ink are used in various combinations oh, and also a bit of screen printing…..now back to some serious throwing of plates and bowls!!

blossom jar

img_2861had some results out of the  kiln load last week that were pleasing….am enjoying using cobalt as a positive / negative   surface, and the freedom of an almost watercolour treatment in applying the medium to the surface of the pot. it was the last firing of 2016 !! Roll on 2017 !!

Christmas Pear tree

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last week I decided to prune my small pear tree as it was shading my veggie patch…later that day I looked at all those lovely branches and tried twisting a few together and they were quite pliable, so this year’s christmas is my pear tree wreathe for the front door with all studio bits of indigo, cobalt and white porcelain ( no partridges but seagulls !!)

December

its not really suddenly, that its December, and yet it is!! after a month out of the studio there has been a lot to do. getting back on 25th October, there were the end of November Avoca Beach Markets, 8th December Artisan Night Markets at Sturt Craft and Design Centre, Mittagong, and on the 10th, Saturday afternoon, were the Twilight Markets in Avoca Beach. All systems go but all events were fun…lots of people met, and now into the studio to keep the ball rolling…more big platters and bowls!!

kobenhavn

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and a few days in Copenhagen …an instagram power, torts- copenhagen  was a nice spot to visit…a few galleries and ceramic people with their own small galleries…beautiful work!!  then off home to  finish off projects for 2016 !!

Amsterdam

img_1651 a great day out walking and looking …especially at lottos  the old ceramics in the Rijksmuseum, and then came across this lovely little exhibition of spliced coloured clay forms.