Saturday, February 20, 2010

Invisible Red Threads opening night!

The much anticipated 'Invisible Red Threads' exhibition opened on Wednesday night (18 months in the making) as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2010! I had such a great night with friends and family.

In September and October 2008, Sarah Rothe, Prue Gramp, Peter Johnson and I were selected by the Helpmann Academy to attend an artist residency in Jingdezhen, China for 6 weeks. This exhibition is a reflection of that incredible experience. We also invited 4 artists from Jingdezhen to sent work over to be included in the show - Lingling Yu, Chenchen Shen, Derek Au and Wang Hao.

Thanks for everyone who made it.

If you couldn't make it on the opening night, you can still catch the show till 11th March.
Here are the details:

Event: Invisible Red Threads
Open from 17th February - 11th March
Gallery: Light Square Gallery
Address: 39 Light Square, Adelaide
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And so it begins...

Hmm, where do I start. All the way back in 2001! That's the year I was accepted at AC Arts, the brand new Arts TAFE in Adelaide. I enrolled thinking I'd be a painter. But as soon as I touched clay I was addicted! With clay, the possibilities are endless. You can combine it with painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, printing, jewellery, pretty much anything. You can use it for functional pieces or sculpture.

My preferred technique is wheel throwing. It becomes quite meditative. At the moment I make three main production ranges which sell in shops around South Australia and one in New South Wales. And I aim to keep building my business to have an outlet in each state of Australia (one day). I have a small kiln (which isn't big enough) and an even tinier test kiln (both electic) and 2 pottery wheels.

I exhibit mainly in South Australia, but have also been part of group exhibitions in New South Wales. I have an exhibition opening tomorrow night as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2010:

Invisible Red Threads
Light Square Gallery
from 6-8pm

Will tell you more about it later...

Ok, I think that's enough for my first post!