30 September 2017

Long Weekend Markets

this weekend is a holiday weekend in NSW.
The holiday is to celebrate the introduction of the 8hr working day

"Labour Day is an annual public holiday that celebrates the eight-hour working day, a victory for workers in the mid-late 19th century.  The argument for the eight-hour day was based on the need for each person to have eight hours labour, eight hours recreation and eight hours rest."

It is awful to think of the hours people were expected to work previously... of course many people who are on a set wage work longer hours these days but generally they are paid a higher salary.

So hopefully people in a holiday mood will come along to the markets at nearby Engadine and be prepared to buy buy buy... fingers crossed..

and I hope to get into the studio this week to get some more stock made...

23 September 2017

Stumped by the weather...

I had hoped to be doing a raku firing today but with most of the state under a Total Fire Ban the day has been cancelled.. so disappointed...

So during the week I potted up some plants in some of my pottery...
The larger one was made as a planter while the smaller one with a saucer is two repurposed pots... the bowl had a fault so wasn't glazed (a piece of plastic caught in the clay while reclaiming and not noticed) plus a saucer that was a shallow bowl but the glaze was too thick..

Hope you all have a lovely week and I'm off to wash the car in the hope we get some rain.. it often works..

08 September 2017

It's a wrap

Thank you to everyone who came to see our exhibition, "Human Nature".

Both Thea and I were very pleased with the way it all came together.

Our meet the artists afternoon was well attended and over the two weeks we had lots of encouraging comments, provoked some thoughts and had some sales.

We might have to do it again one day.

My mini installation titled "Everywhere" was about the loss of diversity in nature.  The 22 pigs were able to be purchased individually and this was rather popular with more than half finding new homes.


The pigs were mostly based on rare breeds such as the Berkshire, Oxford Old Spot, Tamworth and Wessex Saddleback.  Others were cross breeds and ferals.
One of the first to sell was Laura with the floral prints.  Her sister Flora also found a new home.

Some of our works are now off to try their luck in the Gosford Art Prize which also has a Ceramics Award.  Fingers crossed for us both.