Thursday, May 28, 2015

Baker Williamson Studios Art Prize

Gemma Baker is an incredible Jewellery Artist living and working here in Geraldton.  Her work is astounding and I especially love her recent works in the Everlasting Collection - oh my gosh - stunning!!!!

Baker Williamson Studios, under the direction of Gemma, have organised the Baker Williamson Studios Art Prize 2015.

This is the Artist's brief:

"The transformation of our Midwest's vast and somewhat baron landscape into a spectacular display of nature peforming at its best bursting into a magnificent array of colourful wildflowers".

Hmmm.....wildflowers.....polymer clay....wonder if I can??

Sometimes it's good to push ourselves outside our normal boundaries and this is exactly what I decided to do.

If you want more information on the Art Prize check out the facebook page here:

and definately check out Gemma's incredible pieces in her Wildflower Collection.

June in the Outback

I've been flat out lately planning, preparing, organising, creating samples, writing notes etc for some upcoming workshops in the Outback of Western Australia.

I have 23 workshops over 10 days in June.  Some of the workshops are double ups but not many.

What a huge job!.....but I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

I'll post more about the individual projects when I'm a little more organised.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

One Thing Leads To Another!!

I couldn't tell you the number of times I've gone into the studio with a rough idea of what I wanted to play with, only to find I progress onto something else and then onto something else and in the end I've created something completely different to what I started out intending to do.  
Yesterday for example, I wanted to play with spikes and that's really all I wanted to do - makes lots of grungy spikes.

So I made my spikes and left one of them plain because I knew I wanted to do something special with it. I then thought, hey I might make some squarish ceramic looking beads to go with the spikes.  Well they completely turned out wrong - too thin and looked a bit like a chain link maybe.  So I made a few and joined them together - yeah I liked that!!  

 I then thought I could make round ones to break up the square ones. - Perfect!!

 My plan was now to make a longer chain with larger rounds and coloured squares. 

So I ended up coming back to the spike today but this time they because part of the links and I was really happy with this one.

Don't you just love how things progress sometimes?

Oh the spikes ended up with a makeover too.