18 August 2015

Open Studio weekend

This last weekend was a busy one..
Port Hacking Potters took part in a National event organised by the Australian Ceramics Association encouraging potters all over the country to open their studios for people to come along and see how our work is made.

Silly me didn't take photos of our President Jamie and long term member, Ian demonstrating on the wheel but here are some pics of our setup:

Wheel setup in the window of the School of Arts building with our banner at the doorway
Six members of our group had work displayed for sale

Pots by Ian Lamb on display near the doorway
That took care of our Saturday.

On Sunday my husband drove me up the mountains, about a one and a half hour trip each way, to see Sadhana Peterson at her studio.

Sadhana and I met through our blogs and Facebook a few years ago but this was my first trip to her studio.  Do go and check out her website: http://sadhanapeterson.com.au/home

Anna and Sadhana at her garden studio

Sadhana is also a textile artist and these creations now decorate part of her studio

Materials for paper making are also part of the studio gallery

a selection of pots for sale
Spring is not far away... daffodils bloom in her garden

These little examples of her work came home with me...
Mini pourer with lid - typical of Sadhana's decoration style

Handmade bookmarks using handmade paper and then collage of material all created by Sadhana Peterson.

On the way home we stopped off at the Norman Lindsay Gallery.  A National Trust property, it was the original home and studios of the well known Australian artist and his family.

Photos were not allowed inside. Have a look on the website for more detail (see link above).  The home has been turned into a gallery and tours can be taken of the adjoining studios where he painted, wrote books and undertook etchings.  His cartoons were published in a Sydney newspaper for many years and he may be best known for his fantasy paintings which were full of nude women.  He is also known for a book called the Magic Pudding.  

Here a some pics of the surrounding gardens...

Statue of Faun


House with fountain in foreground
All in all a very nice day out.


Linda Starr said...

wow what a busy weekend and a wonderful trip you had to visit Sadhana

Anna said...

Hi Linda
It was a good weekend.. I've been meaning to go to the Norman Lindsay Gallery for ages too so it worked well.