I am really happy with my latest random weave basket. It will be auctioned soon at the Mollongghip Hall for their Winter Auction Feast. The committee has been raising money to renovate the hall and they are pretty close to reaching the target…
“There is a serious and absurd relationship between 2 forms. The potential of Denim Egg may be determined by its material makeup. The future could be bleak if it falls into the eggcup shape of Strangle Hold. Or is Denim Egg lifting up out of this trap and floating off to something more.” Jodie Goldring … More Stranglehold & Denim Egg
A trip to the historic cottage at Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens is always a treat as I get to wander through the gardens. There was a variety of twined baskets made on Saturday August 3 as someone bought a stunning ceramic platter to weave from and others silk sari’s to up-cycle.
I have been in Busselton WA for 2 weeks, enjoying daily walks with dad and Molly the dog. It has been really relaxing to be near the ocean, getting to know the area by foot. I have been collecting flotsam and jetsam (string and cordage) from the beach and river mouth during my stay. I … More Grapes by the sea…
I am creating a metal sculpture for a private commission…It is a work in progress that will be revealed soon…but I wanted to post about making verdigris. I have been cultivating verdigris seed that will be applied to the surface of the sculpture when it has been finished… a interesting process…
Last night was the exhibition opening of CrossXPollination at COPACC in Colac. It is a great show that is on daily until July 17. Here is my entry entitled Strangle Hold and Denim Egg. Featured Artist’s are Erica Gray, Nicola Cerini, Andrew Delaney and Sue Ferrari. Congratulations to Jeanette Stok for winning the Connections Art … More CrossXPollination in Colac
Yesterday we basked in the warmth of a sunny winters day in the courtyard of the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre during a friendly and informal random weave workshop. Live music drifted down the laneway from a local wine bar to keep us entertained and we quickly scurried inside at 3.15pm before the rain started.
Please join me at the opening of CrossXpollinatioN at COPACC in Colac. This exhibition is surprising as it features installation based fibre artworks that are dramatically lit, which creates a wonderful atmosphere in the large exhibition space. I visited last year and this year I am exhibiting a work made to the theme of “connections”. … More Sculpture in CrossXpollinatioN
Imagine if you will…entering this beautiful gate to the Botanical Gardens and walking up to the magical historic cottage to start work! On Saturday May 25 I facilitated another beginners basketry workshop combating the war on waste at the Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. The technique is time consuming but everyone was happy … More Coiled Basketry at FRBGM
The weather was perfect last Sunday for the Autumn Harvest Festival at Lavandula. One of those amazing still and sunny May days in the Central Highlands. Many visitors came to enjoy the last of the good weather before winter reigns supreme…See pictures of straw and rush dolls that were made on the day.