Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Day Lunch

After setting our lobster pots, we were lucky in trapping a few Western Australian Rock Lobsters, (we call them crayfish here in WA). These are some shots just after they were caught then cooked. Yum.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Precious Metal Clay

I have recently finished a silver pendant made with PMC3, which is fine silver particles in an organic binder. During firing the binder burns off and you are left with 99.9% pure silver. Its really good stuff.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Praying Mantis

I found this stick insect in a cardboard box and took some close up shots before letting him go.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


These pieces were inspired by Christi Friesen. She does some awesome sculptural jewellery.

Whale Washed Up

These photos are of a pygmy right whale that unfortunately died at sea and was washed up on the beach near me. It was of interest to all the locals, I was one of many taking pics of this magnificent creature. You can read more about it here:

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Western Australian Christmas Tree

Nuytsia floribunda Western Australian Christmas Tree

These trees are all in blossom now and the colour of the blossom is amazing. This tree grows naturally only in Western Australia. It is partly a root parasite in that its roots attach themselves to the roots of other plants and gain part of their growth requirements from the host species sometimes up to 150 metres away.

Finished Basket

Well there it is, finished and full of fruit.