Friday, August 20, 2010

Valmadre Race Presentaions

Fremantle Sailing Club

Skipper and crew

Fremantle Sailing Club

Last weekend was the presentation of trophies for the Valdamers Races from Fremantle that I took part in as crew to Anastasia. We won our division and were presented with a gold trophy which has to stay at the Yacht club!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Chloe the joey spreads joy

This is Jasmine, my friend Alison's daughter. She is so brave. Alison & Jas have spent the last nine months at the Roland McDonald House and Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. They have had to leave their home, dogs and horses in the care of neighbour's and friends while Jas has to stay close to the hospital. It's wonderful to see Jas have happy moments with the joey. The photos are courtesy from Perth Now.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Polymer Beads

These are a few beads I've made recently. I've yet to decide what I 'm goning to put them with.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

PMC Guild AUS / NZ at Perth Quilt & Craft Show

I spent three days at the Perth Show explaining the components of Precious Metal Clay and telling people all about the PMC Guild here in Australia and New Zealand.

I displayed samples of my jewellery and some PMC.

I showed some books about metal clay, this one is by Tim Mcreight

Photographs of metal clay artists work. Australian artists Maggie Bergman and Melanie Dilday.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Moora Fine Arts Winter School

Moora Fine Art Society have a winter school each year, where students can join two or three day classes in a variety of subjects. This year some of the classes on offer were digital photography, felting, ceramics and sculptural basketry with Nalda Searles. I tutored a two day class on Silver Metal Clay jewellery. The response was very good with 14 students and some missed out and will be first inline next time. None of the group had worked with metal clay before but they produced some amazing work and I'm sure some of them will be using metal clay in the future.

Here are some of the photos from the class:

The eye is amazing. This dichroic glass cabachon was effectively used by Hildy Apel.