Opening of MAKERS GALLERY

It is a wonderful thing to see a dream coming to fruition and you are invited to witness and participate in that, this Saturday afternoon (December 12th). You see, for Stephanie Outridge Field, the establishment of her own workshop and gallery space has a long-term dream but one that will be realised with ‘Friends’ – the launch…… Continue reading Opening of MAKERS GALLERY

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

The facebook elves kindly reminded me that three years ago, Dec 2nd was the day that the 2012 Holmesglen TAFE diploma of ceramics graduates proudly showcased the wares that they poured time, sweat and tears into at the Pottery Expo at Federation Square. So much has changed in the past five years! My hair is much lighter…… Continue reading FLASHBACK FRIDAY

Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2015

Stephanie Outridge Field and I had the pleasure of welcoming some fantastic, enthusiastic and adventurous people into SOFA studio. Stephanie has had the space for six years now, built under her gorgeous Queenslander. Now, I didn’t get too many photos of the weekend  but  the highlight was definitely seeing people making plates! It was incredible…… Continue reading Australian Ceramics Open Studio 2015

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

Australian Ceramics Open Studios – this weekend!!

Are you strapped in? …coz it’s gonna be an awesome weekend!!! All across Australia, ceramic artists are throwing open their studios and wiping down well, every surface in preparation for this weekend. From The Australian Ceramics Association: “Some of the world’s most significant moments have included mud, from the biblical creation of Adam to that famous mind…… Continue reading Australian Ceramics Open Studios – this weekend!!

Bisque – are we talking about biscuits, soup or clay?

We’re talking about clay of course! I’ve discovered that while some people have no idea what the word bisque means, to others it draws images of biscuits (or cookies if you socialise with Americans), soup (think of a smooth, creamy, crustacean-based soup) or the porous result of an 1000 degrees Celsius firing (give or take a…… Continue reading Bisque – are we talking about biscuits, soup or clay?