Monday, October 25, 2010

Feature Artist Invitation

I have been invited to be a  'feature artist' at the Cervantes Arts Festival this weekend so I have been busy collating some jewellery items for display and to sell. I'm display a mixture of silver, bronze and polymer earrings and pendants.
The Cervantes Art Festival is an annual event incorporating Art, Craft, Photography and bush poetry competitions & exhibitions. Fiona Kalaf, chairwoman of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, officially opening the four-day festival on Friday evening.
I'll be driving up on the newly completed Indian Ocean Drive which officially opened in September. This road links Perth’s Northern suburbs with WA’s coastal towns. Maybe I'll take my camera with me as there is a competition for photgraphs taken along the new road to encourage tourism.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunset At Two Rocks

This was the sunset on Friday evening. I was have a drink overlooking the marina. The sky was just magic a blaze of colour. What a great place to live!

Glass Clay

Before firing

Merryl's glass after firing
My friend Merryl Snowden bought some Glass Clay and kindly let me try it with her. Its basically powdered  glass mixed with a binder, when fired in a kiln the binder burns away (similar to the metal clay) and the glass is fused together.
I wasn't that impressed with the clay, the colours changed dramatically when fired and the glass looked lumpy like sugar.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Another busy week!

The time just flies by and I've been busy with two classes this week, one on Monday with Metalclay and Tuesday with Polymer clay. The Monday class in metal clay was with Lauren, her partner Mark and  Lauren's sister Amy. They all did so well, none had had experience with silver clay before. Lauren was interested in making some fingerprint jewellery. Mark made a pair of earings for Lauren and Amy made a very nice textured pendant.

Tuesday class with polymer clay we did some basic cane work. I putn together a necklace of beads using basic canes.