The eyes show that it was a late night of tidying up and finishing off some new pieces for Somers Arts Fair. The marquee is now in place, some last-minute cleaning to do and we’ll be set up for tomorrows start at 10am. You’ll find me right next to the flag pole at the front entrance. I’m looking forward to seeing you there. Somers Arts Fair is held each year at the Somers Primary School in Camp Hill Road Somers. Click here for details
This is my favourite teapot. It’s never been exhibited or put on public display. I remember the last minute nightmare that arrived as I struggled to finish it for my first solo show at Solander Gallery. It was late at night in my studio in Gorman House Arts Centre when I finally had to let go of the idea that it would not feature in the show. I was disappointed. But the show was still every bit the success. that it was. People described feeling happy, they smiled with the colour that would light up their day when they viewed the exhibition. Eventually the teapot was finished and sits quietly waiting its début in my cupboard keeping cool, waiting. But it’s hard for a teapot so graphic so fast so out there to wait. Look at me it cries look at my beautiful lines, at my elegance. I’m almost futuristic harking back to the futurist work of Italian artist Giacomo Balla. It is my quintessential teapot.
One of my first teapots made from acrylic sheet, size 12.5 cm x 22.5cm. This teapot is not designed with functionality in mind, it is first and foremost a work of decorative art, though it should be known that it pours beautifully.
This and the other acrylic pieces I am bringing to this blog, were produced for my first solo show at Solander Gallery Canberra in May 1988 titled ‘A New Perspective”. These images are from scanned slides and some have sustained damage over the years. I still have the majority of items in store and will endeavor to re photograph them as I find the time. Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any interest in purchasing any of these items or if you are curious to learn more about them.
This is a rather poor picture of my first studio at Gorman House Arts Centre in Canberra from 1986. You can see the Red Peace Bowl just below the vice and some pieces that never got to the finish line scattered around the walls. I was a tenant for 8 years at Gorman House Arts Centre. I had stalls at the Markets there in the last 2 years I was living in Canberra. It was a wonderful place to be creative.
All ornaments are made with acrylic sheet and enamel paint. Sizes and prices available on request.