Wednesday, September 20, 2006

off to Melbourne

This will be the last blog for a few days as we are going to Melbourne- there will be heaps of exciting things when I get back!

I have been in the studio glazing and firing trying to get work finished to take down with me- Deadlines are so presssing and ceramics don't respond to speed. Over the years I've learnt to slow down at the expense of many a cracked pot. Luckily they find a second life in the garden.


This firing I've made a tangle of "nest" bowls which are headed for Salmon Galleries in Sydney. Another tangle of little nests can be seen in the Gold Coast Ceramic Art Awards which open on the 7th of October. A few years ago I won a prize at these awards and I was so suprised that when I went up to the judge I started crying! He was so suprised that he started crying too! I resisted the impulse to make an Oscar style "I'd like to thank my agent..." type speach and slunk back to Trevor who had a good position outside the door where the food came out.


Some poppies are part of the "Flowering Art" exhibtion at Pomme in Mt Martha. I'm really looking forward to visiting Sue and her wonderful regional gallery. As a fellow country mouse I love seeing contemporary craft get a showing in the regions.

signing off for now....
Shannon

6 comments:

Florence said...

Ah! So now I know the name of my beautiful bowl. You where keeping it secret until the proper unveiling :D

very lovely Shannon.

come back to us soon.

xx

Melissa said...

Wow Shannon, really wonderful...have a good time in Melbourne. I've been making little elephants and sausage dogs for Reverse Garbage recently... see you soon Luv Melissa.

Rebecca-the-Wrecker said...

LOVE the nests and missed out at your last studio sale as i did not realise they were up for sale - some other person snapped them up!!! I can feel a swap coming on. re non-craft-partners (NCPs), if they can force themselves along to yet another gallery opening, at least they can at least position themselves near the exit, near the food and lean back and think of england....

one black bird said...

stunning! wow, your nest bowls take my breath away.

birdie said...

These are really wonderful. I particularly love the nest bowls. So beautiful.

Sheri Burhoe said...

Your Nest Bowls are amazingly beautiful !!! :)