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.
I went to Aldinga in SA for the National Basketry Gathering during the first week of April. It was a wonderful experience being around a large group of people interested in what I am passionate about! Lots of wonderful workshops by skilful and generous makers who donated their time and expertise to make the event … More National Basketry Gathering
On Sunday March 30 I facilitated this workshop for the Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne which is the second in a series of workshops waging “The War on Waste”. Over the day old shirts were used to create good bases to the coiled baskets using mariposa stitch. I also provided wooden discs to … More Second workshop at FRBGM