31 December 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Here's hoping for a wonderful happy healthy and fun with clay New Year

I've already entered this piece in the Sydney Royal Easter Show and hope to have lots more good enough for other events during the year....

"Revenue Lineup 2012"  Stoneware clay gas reduction glaze firing

22 December 2012

Merry Christmas to all, especially Adriana and the Mud Colony

Well it has been great to be a part of the Mud Colony group this year - wonderful to see the highs and lows of others works and feel just a little part of the ceramics world. And even broke my shyness factor and took part in a Profile on Mud Colony ...

As this is our last post together this year I have decided to repost some images as a review:


Like many my family are spread out around the state and overseas so someone has to travel... from the mountains to the sea.

Mountain Snow Gum - Snowy Mtns NSW
Eastern Water Dragon - Kempsey riverside NSW

Pandanas Palm, near Noosa Qld


After following each others blogs and meeting up on Facebook, Adriana came to Sydney and we met in person, what fun :^)

A trip to Noosa allowed an in person meeting and great 'tour' around with Ellen Appleby, again we had followed each others blogs and Facebook pages

Sadhana came to the 47th National Competition hosted by the Port Hacking Potters at Hazelhurst.
and then I attended her exhibition in the city

I met up with Mrs Peterson of Mrs Peterson's Pottery at a market in the Shire

and then a few Mud Colony bloggers and Facebookers surprised Katy Mitchell at the Eveleigh Markets in Sydney, oh that was great! Click for proof here

Many will know that I am the current President of the Port Hacking Potters Group and this was a
COMPETITION  year for us...

It was the 47th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition and a small committee group worked extremely hard  to organise the whole affair.

The best part was getting to listen to Greg Daly as he told us why he had made the choices he made... what a talented, knowledgeable, and generous person...

I also entered a few competitions myself:

I sent a teapot off to Victoria to The Studio @ Flinders Teapot exhibition

and put some in the Inner City clayworkers Teapot Show in Sydney

some woodfired pots at the Port Hacking Potters Competition along with some pigs

and some bowls to Newcastle to the Bowled Over Again exhibition with Newcastle Potters and Back to Back Galleries

I also took part in some markets at Stanwell Park, Como and Cronulla

made some jewellery (and sold a little)

and during the year I enjoyed playing with clay and the banter and friendship of others who love to work with clay -

 Hope you have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year what ever the challenges it may bring 

Missing your clay fix over the holidays? Have a troll through past posts of mine here or others over at Mud Colony

Check out my other blog - Anna's Ceramic Portfolio

or see my   Facebook page, Anna's Ceramics:  Here


08 December 2012

last stall for the year

Today myself and 4 other potters from the Port Hacking Potters Group had a stall in Cronulla Mall.

It went well.
Here is another Mud Colony blogger, Rhonda of Clay Obsession who is also part of the PHPG

We also sold tickets for a Christmas Hamper to help our local charity - check the Port Hacking Potters blog for the winning entry.

I'm ready for a rest now - as are all the other potters who have been selling their work around the country - see more over at the Mud Colony blog.

01 December 2012

Hot & Humid Saturday

Well December 1st and summer is HERE - storms, showers, sun and Humidity!  Still can't complain, I can put the Air Con on if it gets unbearable.
I remember when all we had was a small electric fan....

I tried to take a snap of our resident Water Dragon but he took off just as I snapped - see his tail on the path just behind that centre red Kangaroo Paw flower?  They come up from the nearby creek this time of year to eat the berries off the palm trees and what ever else they can find:

I am making some brooches at the moment - I'll be selling them at a market stall at Cronulla Mall on Saturday 8th December if you'd like to drop over..

I have put the clip on the back and will put them on card...

This is my Saturday post for Artists in Blogland so pop over and see who's there this week..