It’s on next weekend, a fabulous event filled with artisans practising often forgotten arts, and rare trades. There will be demonstrations that excite all members of the family. Look for me in the big shed. I’ll be playing with fire and molten silver, cuttlefish casting all weekend.
Get your tickets in advance to avoid long queues at Try Booking
The Lost Trades Fair will be featured on Better Homes & Gardens this Friday 21 September 2018 on Channel 72 at 7pm. Please check your local TV guide for details.
I had the pleasure of meeting Joh Griggs and Jason Hodges from Better Homes and Gardens as I demonstrated cuttlefish casting in Kyneton at the Lost Trades Fair this year. Did I make it on the show? We’ll find out tomorrow night.
Please contact me to arrange a visit to my studio or subscribe to my blog for an invitation to my open studio in November each year.
I’ve always loved watching molten metal or solder as it flows to join precious metal. That glistening, shiney, silver colour of liquid as you pour it into your cast. This photo was taken as I poured molten silver into a cuttlefish cast that I had prepared. I just love this photo that captured the moment so well, the photo is by Yanni Dellaportas.
I’ve just purchased a new tough camera to handle the cold, wet and varying weather conditions the Yukon River will deliver. I will be documenting my journey on the River of Gold and look forward to sharing it with you in an exhibition and several public talks.
You can make a very valuable contribution to my journey by making a tax deductible donation to my fundraising campaign ‘Australia to the Arctic’ with the Australian Cultural Fund. All the money raised will be given to me as an arts grant. The grant will be acquitted according to my budget to assist with the direct costs of the residency. Donations close on the 25 July 2017. Please follow this link to make your donation https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/australia-to-the-arctic/
Come and join me at my next open studio as I launch my Australia to the Arctic fundraising campaign, to celebrate with friends, donors and clients from 10am to 5pm. I’ll be offering light refreshments and an exhibition of current work, plus a door prize of a pair of my lamp-work glass bead earrings to one lucky visitor.
Are you looking for style, something unique? Check out my range of men’s accessories including sterling silver arm rings, rings and cufflinks. Buy online or direct from my studio gallery on the Mornington Peninsula. I welcome custom orders.
Please enjoy this article ‘Casting from Nature’ a jeweller profile featuring yours truly, which featured in Jewellery World magazine February 2016, pages 24 and 25. Many thanks to Cheryl Harty and Jewellery World for this wonderful profile.