ACOS 2014 – Australian Ceramics Open Studio Weekend

Despite a very wet and rainy Saturday, the Australian Ceramics Open Studio Weekend was a wonderful time. Stephanie Outridge Field and I throughly enjoyed the experience and we loved greeting and meeting all our visitors – both new and old friends.There were some awesome questions asked and we’re now planning to offer some classes as…… Continue reading ACOS 2014 – Australian Ceramics Open Studio Weekend

Tetsuya & Momoko Otani artist talk and demonstration

Last Thursday night, Ray Cavill opened the doors of The Clay School in West End, enabling Tetsuya and Momoko Otani to share about their practice and life in Japan as well as giving Tetsuya the opportunity to demonstrate his throwing technique. The Otani’s were invited by Kylie Johnson to visit and exhibit at her Paper Boat Press…… Continue reading Tetsuya & Momoko Otani artist talk and demonstration

Matter and Spirit – Bridget Bodenham at Paper Boat Press

Tonight was opening night at Bridget Bodenham’s ‘Matter and Spirit’ exhibition at Paper Boat Press.  I realise that my last three posts have all been exhibition related but I can’t help myself!! If you have the chance, you must visit Paper Boat Press to see Bridget’s exhibition for yourself (running until June 14th). An avid instagram…… Continue reading Matter and Spirit – Bridget Bodenham at Paper Boat Press

OBJECT:SPOON exhibition now open – with my spoon!!

From 72 submissions (from 16 countries), 25 spoons were selected by Vipoo Srivilasa, Vicki Grima (editor of The Journal of Australian Ceramics) and Leslie Ferrin (curator of Ceramic Top 40) and are currently exhibited as a group, in the second venue of Ceramic Top 40 | New & Selected Works at Harvard Ceramics in Allston, Massachusetts, USA. Including…… Continue reading OBJECT:SPOON exhibition now open – with my spoon!!

Stephen Bowers – Beyond Bravura

Just in case you are in Brisbane and have some free time… Artisan have three interesting exhibitions running at the moment and one has especially captured my attention – Stephen Bowers’ Beyond Bravura.  Bowers’ presentation at the 2012 Australian Ceramic Triennale Subversive Clay Conference was rather memorable (sharing why he was undertaking a research project) and I’m looking…… Continue reading Stephen Bowers – Beyond Bravura

One of those weeks…

That phrase ‘one of those weeks’ has always intrigued me. For some people, it instantly conjures up a week where everything has gone wrong. Or at least not gone to plan. For others, it just another week. Nothing exciting. Nothing bad. Simply nothing out of the ordinary. For me, if I describe my week as…… Continue reading One of those weeks…