About – ‘Take two’

DSCF2552Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m an Australian artist working in ceramics. Where do you live? We now live in the inner suburbs of Canberra.  My hubby and I no longer stand out like beacons…well they have dimmed…we now have manicured lawns but no prams or four-wheel drives. Instead we have Miami – a dog who still refuses to die* Post note 28 Oct 14: Unfortunately little Miami decided it was time to leave our little family. This posting reflects on his 16 (nearly 17) years of a good life. What are your inspirations for your works?  My latest exhibition work has been inspired by an event. In 2013, my hometown celebrated its centenary and it provided me an opportunity to think what Canberra meant to me and how could I represent it in my work. I’m very excited, as this work is a new form and pushes my boundaries on the application of decorative techniques. I’m also planning the next exhibition and it has a Danish retro inspiration with an Australian twist! Can you give us a hint? Think Flying Ducks – the ones from the 1950s, which graced a lot of Australian homes – meet Danish design.Why ceramics? I’ve always like pretty teacups, plates and all things nice.  I dragged my hubby @ European galleries and factories mid-2011 and by the end of it he was “porcelain out”. I used to paint on greenware many moons ago but a mortgage, working in the advertising game and partying led to the inevitable…putting my art practice on hold.   Nearly 17 years later I got the call “Honey, hand in your resignation…” summoned up the courage to go to Art School and now a legit emerging ceramic artist ready to practice**.

*Miami is seriously loved but was my ‘little man’ before hubby came along and Miami is determined to be top dog and outlive the ‘skinny man’.

**Apologies to Frankie Magazine but I love your interview style and couldn’t help myself with this ‘mock interview’.