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On the importance of flexibility




 



ships in cockburn sound
fabric collage




How great it is that we can change our mind! I don't mean in the literal sense, because perhaps you can but I don't know for sure (customer: "Please can I have another one - I don't think this one works very well").

I do know that there is nothing stopping one from deviating from a path previously decided upon.

What on earth is she on about? Well, it's about being flexible and how great it is to be so. I think. I did mention that I was working towards an open studio, then I was offered a spot at the next Perth Upmarket, so instead I have decided to do that and not worry about the open studio, though I could still do that, but cannot say when ... does it really matter? The next post may well be ... On the art of surprise!

For now, please be informed that my work will be on show and for sale at the next Perth Upmarket on Sunday September 12th at the University of WA.

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Some recent works exploring the use of line on ceramics.


Using underglaze and the right dilution (trial and error) to achieve flow, rhythm, contrasts of transparency and solidity with the overall aim (flying by the seat of my pants) of creating an image that works.


Mind you it's not about achieving perfection. Mistakes and awkwardness can lend an air of spontaneity and surprise. 


The drawings themselves are reminders of freedom and playfulness, at-oneness with the natural world, dreaming and desire for exploration and expression. 



Luckily, I think, art offers all those aspects in abundance!



A lull in the proceedings

Lull ...

a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity. "for two days there had been a lull in the fighting" synonyms:pause, respite, interval, break, hiatus, suspension, cessation, interlude, intermission, breathing space, moratorium, lacuna


sleeping woman [after Matisse]



What a lovely word - lull! It's a perfect choice for describing how things are at the moment. I feel like sleeping ... shutting down ... pausing the proceedings. And so it might appear that not much is happening. Actually though, there's a lot going on since touching home base [temporarily]. Planning things, looking through the accumulation of drawings, revisiting ideas, reflecting, pondering.







Images from the little black travelling drawing book


Where to next ...?




Coming up ... Artists' Open House Fremantle [November 13-15] and Fremantle Arts Centre Bazaar [December 4-6] 

Ceramics go-slow

If you don't mind low-key then you won't mind today's offering: A glimpse, an update, a behind-the-scenes view of an ever-so-slow process. When travelling, it's best to leave behind your concepts of time. Albert Einstein I think I am beginning to understand you.





 Bird cup and spot saucer





Two birds on a spotted plate






Removing the glaze from the base






 Checking the base is free from glaze





Waxing the base




The Yves Klein blue kiln