I realised yesterday, that I’ve been quite quiet here on the blog.
There’s been *LOTS* happening, and I just haven’t made it to the computer to share it here. The fb & instagram pages have been updated – isn’t it just so easy with the camera and apps to shoot up a quick photo?!
Still, I want to share what has been happening so…. in no particular order:
I also received some photos from the lovely Georgia of Slip Resist from the Clunes Ceramic Award. This is her write up of the launch. Dean Smith’s Autumn Frost II was the undisputed winner (a majority of the visitors and entrants have overwhelmingly agreed with the judges’ choice) with a beautiful crystalline glaze. I loved Georgia’s description: ‘…this glaze is like cherry granita, or blood on snow – just the smallest little crystal formations with subtle variations in tone. I liked the slice marks on the outer surface, like ice-skater’s tracks, and the little checks taken out of the rim and similarly-shaped lugs placed around the sides. What a stunner.’
I’m yet to visit the award (which is open until October 13th – its just that Brisbane is quite a few hours drive from Clunes Vic… its not your regular a Sunday drive haha) so receiving Georgia’s photos was a bit special. I’m very thankful to you Georgia!!
The only *sigh* moment for me in viewing the photos is seeing the blacktac quite obviously on the surface of the tiles. That wasn’t my intention but given that I’m so far away from the installation, there’s not too much I can do – I’m still amazed at seeing the arrangements up (remember how nervous I was in this post). The blacktac was included to help the fragments on the super smooth acrylic base and only on the base. If I’m completely honest, I feel somewhat mortified that my work is shown in a not-so-perfect state, especially given the elevated stage of the Clunes Ceramic Award. That said, I’m not bitter or (completely) overwhelmed with worry about it. I’m yelling plot twist and moving on….
At least, that’s what I’m telling myself to do. haha.
As for this week, I’m pumping out a couple of orders that have snuck up on me, meeting with my business mentor tomorrow and having an extra special family dinner tonight – seeing an Uncle for the first time in about a decade! ….and working on some special Christmas things as well 😉
So, that’s what’s been happening here! I hope all is well in your corner of the world and look forward to sharing more news soon.
With a big smile, Rachel 🙂