Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sculpture by the Sea wants ME!

I have had exciting news. My proposal for Sculpture by the Sea has been accepted! I'll be exhibiting my Gokko-Neko and Gokko-Inu sculptures around the cliff face of The Boot as you approach the Icebergs. This means I'll be a busy bee but there's nothing like an imminent deadline for motivation. I'll also be making a small inflatable piece for the SxS indoor exhibition. In the mean time I have managed to squeeze in time to complete Gokko-Uma (Make Believe Pony). This piece is based on the timeless kids character "My Little Pony", hope you can tell!. My first pony is being exhibited down in Melbourne at the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition at Weideman by Douglas Clarke, 474 Toorak Rd. The show runs till the 31st May. I'm still juggling work with teaching and I am very excited to be one of the first guest teachers to run at workshop at Jane Sawyer's Slow Clay ceramic studio in Melbourne. I've had so many enquiries from Victoria that I've decided to finally make it happen. The printing on clay workshop will run on Sat 14th & Sun 15th of July, 2012. Feel free to get in touch with Jane if you're interested!. 
Another great event scheduled for this year is the Keane's Open Day. This year they are raising money for Lymphoma in the memory of their sister who fought a hard battle with it last year. There's always a diverse range of demonstrations at the event and this year it will be held at Brookvale T.A.F.E. My gig is surface design which will include printing, slip decorating, and under glaze decorating. It's on Saturday 30th June from 10 - 2pm and best of all it's FREE!. I haven't scheduled my regular workshops at The Workshop Arts Centre yet but I'm sure I'll be running a Printing on Clay and Mould Making Workshop in the July holidays. Keep your eye on my FB page for details.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Workshops for 2012

Another year has gone....whoosh...
A great year of change for me. A new job, a new horse (sculpture), and a new place to live (coming soon!). I still teach at The Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby though and its actually an exciting time there because the ceramic studio is getting a face lift. So if you'd like to come and check out the new facilities come and do a Summer Workshop!. I'll be running a Printing on Clay wknd and a Mould Making & Casting workshop in Jan 2012. www.workshoparts.org.au

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sculpture 2011

A little bit of promotion goes a long way! Now that this dog has become a celebrity, I'll be in the studio making more!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


A bit of self promotion. If you feel like looking at some fine art this month you can check out the great sculpture at Global Gallery. I might be a bit biased because I'm in the show but its far more dynamic than the Danks St exhibition. I'm also putting together an installation for the SCAPE group show at Artereal. My big exhibition at Gaffa is coming up but I'm finding it hard to get motivated after the January lull. I'm enjoying the Sydney Festival this year. I highly recommend My Bicycle Loves You and am waiting in anticipation to see The Red Shoes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lots and lots of AstroTurf!!!

Gokko-Neko and Gokko-Inu enjoyed ART SYDNEY 2010. They have gone back into their kennels for a rest. They'll be making their next appearance for Christmas at Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown.

Scribble Cat & Dog drawn with ceramic pencil.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Work for the Everleigh Artisan Markets

Here's a little sneak peek at some of the work that I'll be selling at the Awesome Clay @ Everleigh event this Sunday 7th November. The sculpture's range from 15cm - 30cm and are priced between $50-$100. It's panning out to be a great day with heaps of hands on demonstrations and an eclectic variety of artists and work!. I'm thinking it might be a good opportunity for some Xmas gift shopping. come down and say hi if you're in the area!.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Awesome Clay at Eveleigh!

Eveleigh Artisan Market will be showcasing some of the finest in ceramic art on Sunday, 7 November 2010 as part of the Awesome Clay at Eveleigh! event. Market goers will be able to purchase unique pieces by some of the most talented ceramic artists in Australia and will be treated to demonstrations including wheel throwing, hand-building and decorating. Vicki Grima from The Australian Ceramics Association is excited about the event saying, “There will be 24 talented ceramic artists showcasing their work at the Artisan Market. This is a fantastic opportunity for Sydneysiders to be able to view and purchase some beautiful handmade ceramic art.” Arian Aljinovic, Eveleigh Market Manager, added: “Along with the usual Artisans stalls showcasing the best in independent art and design, this event will show off some of the fabulous works being produced in ceramics; there will also be ceramic workshops for people, both young and old, to learn more about the craft. It should be lots of fun!” One of the ceramists showcasing their work is John Tuckwell who works mostly with porcelain, using up to four different clays depending on the piece. Another artist is Petra Svoboda who creates pieces using ceramic materials and mixed media. Her work is inspired by pop surrealism, animation and street art. The Artisans’ Market is held on the first Sunday of the Month (except January) and showcases the very best in independent art, design and crafts including painting, sculpture, furniture, photography, glass, homewares, designer clothing, and jewellery. The market runs from 10am-3pm at the heritage listed Blacksmith’s Workshop at 248 Wilson St, Darlington. The Eveleigh Artisans’ Market is proudly supported by Australian Technology Park. Come by and see Mr Poophead and Pigs CAN fly!