01 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016

First day of the new year and I've been having a clean up in the studio..

most of my old clay has now been broken down and is now slaking in these wonderful colourful buckets I found at our local Bunnings hardware store... they really brighten up the studio and though the lids are not air tight I think they should last well.

 In my family we wear something new for luck on the first day of the New Year.  My something new is this wildly patterned apron... just the thing for working with clay...




















The next image is for my online friend, Linda Starr of Blue Starr Gallery who has admitted to being in the doldrums... Linda liked my previous image of a lavender pink Cosmos flower and I promised a pic of these much darker ones...


I find this week between Christmas and New Year a good time to catch up on my reading and I often borrow overseas ceramics magazines from my local library.. while reading this copy of the Ceramic Monthly I saw a cup I recognised straight away, the blue and white birdie cup on the bottom left is by the talented Adriana Christianson... this show is over now but it was great to see Adriana represented in this USA show at the Charlie Cummings Gallery.

7 comments:

smartcat said...

Happy New Year!
Those buckets are just the thing for our dull January days!

Anna said...

Hi Smartcat
Yes though if the dullness is from cloud and the promise of some cooling rain here in Oz, I'll take the dullness for a few days at least. Happy New Year :^)

Linda Starr said...

Happy New Year; Thanks for thinking of me, love that fabric, reminds me of a chair I once covered. The cosmos photo looks more like the ones I've seen before, have you seen the white ones ? We're now getting some winter weather but drier after all our rain.

Anna said...

Hi Linda, yes it does look a bit like furnishing material but the brightness is mood lifting :) My cosmos are self sown and surprisingly no white ones have reappeared this year. You will be glad to have some drier weather so long as you can keep warm.

Alethea Day said...

Hi, do the buckets have a brand? I've been searching for them with no luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna, do the buckets have a brand name? I have been searching for these with no luck! Thanks:)

Anna said...

Hi Alethea, sorry for slow reply, I've been away. And no, I didn't see any brand name on them. Found them on a lower shelf across the aisle from the other buckets in Bunnings.