Sunday, 19 December 2010

simply having a wonderful christmas time

it's been a pretty big year in 2010.
making, selling, networking, encouraging, being encouraged, applying for things.
sometimes you get yes. sometimes you get no.
so it's time to take a break.
dream some new dreams for the coming year.
and of course, eat, drink, give, receive and play games with dear ones.
have a good christmas season. hope it refreshes your spirit.

Monday, 29 November 2010

to market, to market(s)

Thursday night, 2nd of December - ACArts Annual Bazaar - 3-6pm.
A range of stalls from present and past students of NASA/Adelaide centre for the Arts/Adelaide College of the Arts or was that for the Arts, anyway, a whole lot of wonderful work, handmade by Adelaide artists, fresh and seasoned.

Then comes the weekend extravaganza!
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of December - Art at the Hart - 11am-6pm.
A selection of 70 artists have stalls at this "Artists Market", with activities, entertainment and food available.

I'll be at both of these events - with work for sale... here's a preview......
Have a good weekend!

Monday, 1 November 2010

work at the town hall... coming soon.

Craftsouth at the Adelaide Town Hall

"The second instalment of Craftsouth at the Adelaide Town Hall, which presents and celebrates the diversity of our membership of creative practitioners, will be on display from Wednesday, 17 November. With displays changing periodically, the next installation will feature the work of Tegan Empson, Mandi King, Sunshine g.b March, James Martin, Adrian Potter, Lee Salomone and Silvia Stansfield. Their works can be seen until February 2011".

Check it oouuuuuuut!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

old and new

If you are very observant you may notice a change in the "Places you can buy my work" section of this here blog.
My work is no longer at Hahndorf Academy and Vintage Carousel.
I may re-stock Vintage Carousel at some stage so watch this space (or just keep popping in to the delightful shop that is Vintage Carousel!).
However, just to cheer me up, I have 2 new stockists!

Push Pin Boutique, 8 Compton Street, Adelaide, now have a selection of "80's rock", "scratches" and "bamboo" brooches.

One Small Room, Elizabeth (Queen) Street, Croydon, have the "we're very happy in brompton" printed form series (sold in groups of 3, I believe) and some very 70's style pottery cups - perfect for warming your hands and heart whilst imbibing coffee and tea.
The blue one on the left (yummy jun glaze) is available at O.S.R. (4 of them if you're quick!)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

semaphore market RESULT!

a sneak peek of the beautiful tiles created by participants at sunday's semaphore markets.
to see the rest (and enjoy the lovely market) head to st bede's on oct. 3rd for the next one.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Semaphore Markets

I love encouraging the general community to get involved in art and most importantly - get their hands dirty!
This Sunday (Father's Day, incidentally) I'm heading to the monthly Semaphore Market at St. Bede's to do a community arts workshop/project.
10am-3pm @ St. Bede's 200 Military Road, Semaphore.
We'll be making clay tiles to go in their community garden (or you can come back next month and buy it instead!).
Come along if you want to make one or just have a wander in the market.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


SALA is amazing. And it's here. So much to see, so little time!

"Sense of Six" by Parks Artists in Residence.
Vaughan Green (sculpture), Tanya Harrison (painting), Danica Headland (printmaking/photography), Sunshine gb March (ceramics), Brian O'Regan (painting/mixed media) and Rita Poznanski (felt).

Opening THIS FRIDAY! the 6th of August at 6:30.
Axis GAllery, Parks Centre.
Building 10, 2-46 Cowan Street, Angle Park

Exhibition open until the 27th of August.
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm.

Here's a sneak peek of my contribution to the fabulous festival.
detail of "a princess story" and "a scary story". you'll have to come along to find out what happens!

Also, Westcare Karpandi are having an exhibition of work by people who come to/run the Community Arts Workshop or are involved with/supported by the centre. Check out the facebook events page and come on along! I'll be there Wednesday afternoons 12:30 - 3.

Happy SALA-ing!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

all the bits in between

there's the flashy stuff - the exhibition opening where the wine gets imbibed, the friends applaud, the punters rush to buy all your work (okay, perhaps i'm exaggerating a little - they usually walk sedately).
AND there's the excitement of putting new work into shops and seeing the treasures gradually disperse to their new homes.
what about all the in between days, weeks, months, where all the actual work gets done?
a little photo montage to celebrate these times.

Friday, 9 July 2010

fly on by - Wish List

life just flies.... better than dragging.
can't believe it's been over a month since i posted on here. not that i haven't been making, just that i don't like to spoil surprises when you can see them FOR REAL!

i have these monoprinted forms, titled "connected" at Prospect Gallery RIGHT NOW! as part of Craftsouth's Wish List exhibition. very honoured to have been selected by this fantastic organisation.

check Prospect Gallery website for address and times. on display until the 25th of july.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

from kiln to shelf ... to where?

i unpack the little kiln nest where clay is warmed and glazes mature
settle the treasures in a box filled with paper
accompany treasures to their new resting places
where they sit, patiently waiting for a new home and a new adventure

Black "bamboo" vases - large, small, medium.
elegant bird bowls - small, medium.
kids beakers - rocket (celso), train (daisy), elegant bird, scribble bird
autumn leaf vase - medium, small - and palm plate

Friday, 16 April 2010

flowers for your mum

mother's day is coming up and what better than a lovely floral ceramic cup?
for iced tea, lemonade or a shot of whisky - you can't go wrong!
exclusively at vintage carousel... $40 each (in case you were wondering).

80's pink with gold..... or 70's yellow and brown.....

the choice is yours......

Friday, 2 April 2010

Good Friday

The light shines in the darkness,
but the darkness has not understood.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

to live or to blog

hello to those of you who stumble back here occasionally. and what an occasion it is! i've really been slipping a bit in the blog stakes. i was part of a group exhibition called "printology" last month, for fringe festival, and unless you're on my email list, you would not have heard a peep about it!
it was an exhibition by the parks studio print makers and what a great show it was!
behold, some of the work i had in the exhibition.

witness beakers (photo : ryan pike), "nest" prints, framed and unframed (detail), "scratches" brooches.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

vintage carousel and lustre galleries share the fun

okay, so i've emerged from the holiday joy into a brand new year. what better way to start than with 2 new retail outlets?
you can now find some of my brooches and a necklace or two at "vintage carousel", a fabulous vintage shop on hawker street, brompton, run by the lovely rachel will.
the other shop with which i have had the pleasure of doing business with is "Lustre Galleries" at 18 Peel Street, Adelaide. This gallery is run by Christine Pyman, an Adelaide jeweller who is most well known for her "joyful woman" series.
get out there!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

january = family

christmas presents for 10 cousins. screenprinted t-shirts - original designs by celso and daisy

mini-workshops for sister and co. to have a go at the pottery wheel
what a lovely holiday!