Ceramic T-roo

Posted by admin on October 20, 2011

TreeKangaroo3.jpg

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Rain!

Posted by admin on October 20, 2011

It has been pouring with rain for days now.

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Big Bertha

Posted by admin on October 19, 2011

I have been busy working towards the upcoming exhibition (see home page). I have finished my little tree kangaroo, and is now looking less bear like, and more like a T.roo. I will post up a photo soon. I have also started carving a palm nut, which is vase shaped and has an excellent organic convoluted texture. Today I will try to fire up my large top-hat gas kiln. It has needed a bit of repair, and I haven't fired before, so hopefully it will behave itself so I can fire my T.roo for that exhibition....

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Ceramics

Posted by admin on October 10, 2011

1st November... Now the pressure is off, I feel tired!I suppose that's why a lot of artists have a break from their artwork after an exhibition. I however, will be designing and making more pieces for my jewellery range, especially for the 'hardtofind' website. The Yungaburra Information Centre has asked for quality locally made 'memento' gifts, so I have to think of something that doesn't slip into that murky area of kitschy souvenirs! I also want to make smaller versions of my functional pods for the Cairns Regional Gallery, and the gift shop at the Cooktown Botanic Gardens. Trying to make a living from ceramics is not easy, as one has to be inventive as to not try to compete with all the cheap imports from overseas. I also have to get all my tax stuff done, but I am so not motivated to do that!I just want to disappear into the studio!

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Living in the Wet Tropics

Posted by gabi on October 10, 2011

For the first time since we moved to Yungaburra I have spotted a beautiful little Tree Kangaroo in our big fig/milky pine tree on our property just adjacent to my new ceramics studio.

The tree kangaroo is a threatened species due primarily to the destruction of their native habitat from land clearing. This sighting on our property of these dear little creatures has inspired me to help preserve their natual habitat where we can and to study them in greater detail

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