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Chicago and Lake Michigan – city skyline and Watervale wedding

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in General | Comments Off on Chicago and Lake Michigan – city skyline and Watervale wedding

Chicago and Lake Michigan – city skyline and Watervale wedding

Hello everyone, Well its been a jam-packed week as Adam and I have managed to squeeze so many sights in during our first part of our Chicago stay and then 3 days in Michigan for a beautiful wedding. We are now back in Chicago for 3 more days and fly to New York this Friday. But back to the beginning. I’ve decided I want to get a job in Chicago! We’ve heard so much about this city but had no idea just how exciting and diverse the place is and it makes Melbourne and Sydney look like the younger sisters. The city sky line is an architect’s dream and we were told to do a boat tour and being me I did my research to find that the Chicago Architect Foundation...

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Packed to the rafters! Claybodies@Strathnairn opening night a success!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in General | 5 comments

Packed to the rafters! Claybodies@Strathnairn opening night a success!

Well, we thought a few people might come out on our exhibition opening night but with rain forecast and a chilly afternoon we were a bit worried! But luckily, the skies were blue, the afternoon was only slightly chilly and more than 250 people came to our opening night! I think Linda’s mulled wine, the warm fireplaces and of course fabulous ceramic works for sale were enough for guests to make a little side trip to the country. Strathnairn Arts is a quaint homestead located on the fringes of Canberra’s suburbs. On one side is a horse training facility, vineyards and olive groves and on the other side of the road is suburbia. Most people don’t realise...

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My next exhibition – claybodies@strathnairn – 14 June 14

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Announcements, General | 0 comments

My next exhibition – claybodies@strathnairn – 14 June 14

I just realised 14 seems to be a popular date when it comes to me being in group exhibitions. My last exhibition was 14 Feb 14. So, I hope this is a lucky number for me as my 2nd exhibition for 2014 is just @ the corner. As I write this I am down to the wire as I continue to fire my works…but shush! don’t tell anyone ;). This work is quite different to the Marion series I created for the Feb exhibition and thankfully took less time (3 months vs 2 years!). I did have grand plans of showing a body of work that would involve the flying ducks with a twist. However, technical issues prevented me from continuing this work*. I had to bite the bullet and go back to...

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My first stockists…Handsomeandpretty and Made by Others

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in General | 4 comments

I’m so excited at finally having my work put in two of my favourite design shops – Handsomeandpretty in Canberra and Made by Others in Moss Vale – two beautiful outlets with amazing owners. Firstly, Handsomeandpretty….well I’ve known Jen since I started selling my ‘hobby’ ceramics at the Kingston Bus Depot Markets (KBDM) way back in 1998.  I had a full-time job and was practicing my hobby in the evenings.  Jen had a shop called The Hive and it started at the KBDM, where she stocked my ‘sushi’ and ‘fertility’ sets, and then she moved to bigger and swankier premises in Braddon.  Jen would have been the...

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Finding my mark…

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in General | 3 comments

Finding my mark…

Potters marks are a unique identification mark which are found on the base, side or front of ceramic works. The following marks belong to: Australian artists Greg Daly, Janet DeBoos and American artist Nicholas Bivens:           As you can see each has a unique way of painting, writing or stamping their name/initials. While I was studying at uni it never dawned on me to write my name on the bottom of my works.  I suppose I was in research mode and the last thing I could think about was signing my works.  In fact, it was difficult to sign my pendants as they were very fragile in the early stages of producing.  I was so worried about the design...

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Support your local businesses

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in General | 0 comments

This little promo appeared on my face book page yesterday courtesy of  We Love Indepedents and I went yes!  We so need a marketing campaign in Canberra encouraging people to spend local, think local and realise that there are small business owners out there in your local suburb that need your support.  As the ad says “It takes YOU to start the trend” – so I thought okay…I’ve got a blog and can let you know my experience of working for a local business. I work for a local chic boutique – Style Emporium – located at Ginninderra Village on the Barton Highway, Canberra – for map see Visit Canberra.  Now, I can hear a groan or...

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