…and we’re back! I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends over the holidays.
I’m so excited about this new year. There were so many things I wanted to do last year that I had to push back. Now I finally get to work on all those crazy and fabulous ideas! So I welcome the new year with loving eyes and a broad smile, thrilled that you’re here too :)
I feel so fortunate to have had such love and support. My local peeps with hugs n chats n stuff. There was one guilty pleasure you guys helped me indulge. I love seeing cute the photos you take! It truly does “warm the cockles” that someone loves their new new piece enough to share it with their friends. More smiles must help the world be a better place, right? Here are a few of my favourites from last year…
I love the way you guys have styled my little pieces, I wish I could hire you all as stylists!
One other thing I want to share with you from last year is this commission. I was approached to make a piece for a very special little boy. Some of you may have seen images on my Instagram account of this being created in February last year. It was such a special piece to work on and I hope that this urn brings some peace to Mum and Dad when they think of him.
So… what’s been happening in the studio so far this year?
I been playing with these lovely slab rolled platters. Some of them were screenprinted directly onto the rolled slab. Some were under-glaze tissue transfers that we made here in the studio. So many ideas… Jon keeps talking about colour and lustre but we haven’t even fired the other test platters yet lol.
I’ve only had enough time and space in the kiln to fire this ‘yoga pose’ platter but I was very impressed by the crisp detail. Left - Full platter. Right - detail (can you find from where?) I have just been playing around with images I created during chemo, now I am hoping to create some designs specifically for my slumped platters. I will be developing these ideas over the next few months in between trying to build my hanging pot and mug stock back up.
Thank you for joining me for my first monthly blog of the year. I hope you have already had a great start to the year and I look forward to making you smile in the days, months, years to come :)
Oh and I just wanted to let you know that I have turned the comments off in this blog. I had so much spam on my old blog, it made me quite frustrated. Please feel free, if you wish to comment in my facebook or instagram page, I can interact with you there free of spamminess.
In health and happiness