I've started on my next project but more on that later...
This week I had the pleasure of the company of young potter from the Isle of Man, Katy Mitchell who is visiting Australia for a couple of months.
Check out her website here: http://www.kathrynmitchellceramics.com/
|Inside Katie's studio on the Isle of Man 2014|
Katy trained in Queensland a few years ago and won an Award for Wheel Throwing in the Port Hacking Potters Competition in 2012.
On Friday we went to Wollongong (thanks to my husband for being chauffer) to visit the Wollongong Art Gallery and see an exhibition by Stephen Bird. His work could be confronting to some people - it certainly makes a statement and yet brings in many cultural themes from his travels and British background. Much of this particular exhibition is influenced by his travels to India.
The exhibition runs until 25 October 2015 so get along and have a look for yourself: Stephen Bird Exhibition - Wollongong NSW
Then that night we went to the Kerrie Lowe Gallery to meet up with Tanya Bechara of Hop'n Frog Pottery to see her first exhibition with them as a part of 'Bloom" their spring show.
|Left to right: Kathryn Mitchell, Amanda Bromfield, myself and Tanya Bechara|
|Three teapots by Tanya Bechara|
|Also by Tanya, a very happy critter log and some froggy candle holders and mug.|
The exhibition includes some other wonderful pieces by well known ceramic artists... here are just a few...
|detail - Fiona Hiscock|
|by Mary-Lou Pittard|
the whole show is amazing with some of my favourite potters on display.
Woronora at the Boatshed Cafe.
It is so nice to be getting some warmer days and signs of spring.