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Petite blue porcelain violas

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in General | 0 comments

Petite blue porcelain violas

In February this year, our local Canberra CityNews garderner, Cedric Bryant alerted readers to a new breed of violas ready in time for Autumn saying ‘…new Viola Blue Porcelain with petite, clear, true blue and creamy-white flowers is a must…’.  Well, of course moi had to go rushing to her nearest nursery after she got back from Seattle and Rodney’s ordered me a tray of these unheard violas!  Well…look at my first viola: In hanging baskets outside our bedroom and in terracotta, blue/white pots near the kitchen and I’m loving them!   Now onto the next project…to buy or not to buy delft wallpaper with porcelain plates!...

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iamnorma

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in General | 0 comments

iamnorma

My friend Belinda and her trusty partner in crime (or should that be cupcakes) Rachel have welcomed Norma to Canberra in sensational style today.  Who is Norma?  Well you need to read the following story in our very own stylish Canberra website run by the fabuloso Amanda Whitley. http://www.hercanberra.com.au/index.php/2012/05/04/canberra-meet-norma/...

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My love of writing as I send another email to friends & family

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in General | 0 comments

My love of writing as I send another email to friends & family

  Excerpt from email From: anne.masters@apex.net.au Subject: Fwd: Roma – food glorious food Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 18:28:39 +1000 Hello everyone, Well we’ve been too busy eating to send an email!  The food in Italy has been fantastic and it helps that Adam has a gorgeous wife to boot…she goes to the markets, buys fresh food, cooks dishes to rival an Italian mama and does it all in style (as in new outfits 😉 Heh! Heh!  Seriously, I have had fun buying fresh ricotta from the cheese man and fruit and vegetables at the markets which are about 4 tram stops away.  We are going there this morning to get some more food as tomorrow nights dinner is roast...

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In-House Ceramics, 18 Jan – 10 Feb, 2012

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in General | 0 comments

In-House Ceramics, 18 Jan – 10 Feb, 2012

Earlier this year, the Canberra Potters’ Society featured exhibits by some of its studio tenants: Chris Harford, Maryann Mussared, Sarah Walker, Julie Day-Lewis and Anne Masters.        ...

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Drawings

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in General | 0 comments

Drawings

One of my art theory colleagues and aspiring painter, Luiza gave me a beautiful drawing book, ink bottle and pen to encourage me to draw while overseas in Italy last year.  These are just a few of the drawings I did.  I can’t believe its now been nearly 7 months and I haven’t had the time to sit somewhere quietly and draw.  One of my resolutions this year and need to get cracking! 29 June 2011 – I attempt my first drawing and choose Galleria Borghese.  If you only have one museum to visit in Roma – this is the one!  It has the most stunning collection of Renaissance artworks and housed in the most beautiful villa and surrounded by a beautiful...

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Mel photographing me in front of her stunning photographic works

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in General | 0 comments

The past 18 months have been an exploration of hand making and realizing the fragility and beauty of crafting with Australian manufactured ‘Southern Ice’ porcelain.  This series includes hand carving and deep etching so the trace of the curve is subtely linked to the subject matter and echoes the line work synonymous with the style of Art Nouveau.  My thematic focus was to provide the wearer and viewer with a sensory and social distance experience through body adornment.  By creating a tactile surface to be caressed and engaging the wearer’s senses, I invite the viewer to step into the wearer’s intimate space.

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