17 January 2019

back in the very hot studio

January is probably our hottest month and with my studio facing west it gets very hot so I have had very little time where it has been cool enough to work...

It is also tricky to manage the drying of pieces... if they dry too quickly they are likely to crack...

I threw these dog bowls as demonstration pieces before Christmas.  I have now decorated them but am waiting for more pots to be ready before I fire them.
Once completed they will be donated to Assistance Dogs Australia on behalf of the Port Hacking Potters Group.


18 December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing all my followers and online friends 
a very Merry Christmas
 and a Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2019



NSW Christmas Bush and Yellow Kangaroo Paw Flower


10 December 2018

last market for 2018

I am preparing for the my last market for 2018

I will be with my Port Hacking Potters Group friends on Sunday evening, 5pm to late for the Foragers Christmas Markets at Bulli Showground.

Merry Christmas everyone...




03 December 2018

Pop Up Shop at Cronulla School of Arts Inc




These bowls will be part of the display at Cronulla this week - maybe I will see you there?





22 November 2018

Market stall - Memory Lane Festival

I'll be with my Port Hacking Potters friends on a stall at the Bundeena Bowling Club on Sunday.
It is with their Memory Lane Festival which is about Hot Rod and vintage cars.

Perhaps I'll see you there?



We will have lots of lovely gifts to choose from...


16 November 2018

Latest edition at the Gallery Shop

I'm working on a commission and some more items for upcoming markets as we lead into the Christmas season...
The garden is doing well after good rain last month
And I have some new pieces in the Hazelhurst Gallery Shop looking for new homes...

Wheel thrown bud vases - glaze on glaze

Porcelain and stoneware. Handformed pig on wheel thrown dish.. green tissue print decoration

Wheel thrown teapot - underglaze decoration - Beach Summer

Lillypilly pom pom flower

Tall Kangaroo Paw in flower

22 October 2018

Sale Pending and lots happening


The Port Hacking Potters 50th National Pottery Competition opened on Saturday...
The winning entries were fantastic pieces of work.

Mine may not have won a prize amongst such high talent however it looks like I may have a sale.  The one on the right has interest shown which should become a sale, I hope, fingers crossed.



15 October 2018

A Sale A Holiday and then back to reality

This teapot was titled "George by the Sea" and found a new home at the Sydney Teapot Show, thanks to the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown.

I then headed over to Western Australia and had a lovely time visiting potters over there... might find time to say more about that later...

We didn't go far enough north to see the fields of wild flowers however we did find some lovely ground orchids on our walks and the Botanic Gardens in Perth gave us a taste of the fields.



The flora of Western Australia is amazing and we enjoyed the relaxed (compared to Sydney) atmosphere.

Now I am busy with details for the Port Hacking Potters 50th National Competition - entries close on 9 October 2018 so check it out if you are a potter, come along to the Awards presentation on Saturday 20 October at 2pm to see the amazing works.


12 October 2018

Big Celebrations

If you are in Sydney do try to get along to the Port Hacking Potters 50th National Pottery Competition and associated activities...
I will have some work in the competition but really looking forward to the Master Class with Shannon Garson.