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And now for something a little bit different

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This is a quilt I am working on in my spare time (ha!), using a range of fabrics bought over a period of ten years worth of visits to Bali ... a bit at a time, initially all the bright colours, then more muted. My original plan was to make pyjamas in all different colours, but shelved the idea after four pairs... It's lovely having a box full of bits and pieces to play with and that combine so easily and sometimes surprisingly. I am using the paper bag method as I don't like making decisions about what goes with what (a great believer in spontaneous art-making).

Some thoughts on Handmade

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Another batch of cups. Handbuilding, although simple and direct, does pose a few challenges. The secret seems to be not to overwork each piece. Their strength is in irregularity and uniquenss, but there is a fine line between handmade success and failure. Even though my friend Daphne and I are hand-building our own collections of 'ugly' pottery from the op shops, I am aiming for a certain simple, barely-there elegance in this work. Good to be ambitious!

The plates are more straightforward ...



Rolled clay, hand-cut to approximate size and slumped on a plate to dry.