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CERAMICS

Ceramics Portfolio 
photos by artist 
unless stated 
otherwise


 green wash

 colour wash - glaze

terracotta + colour wash

green wash

fragment pendants

woman and bird

stencil/line/abstract

porcelain spot

 spot platter

indigo wash

bird bowls - unfired

bird cup - unfired

abstract cup + saucer

abstract platters

abstract plate

knife and spoons

animal plates

blue edge 


 indigo blue wash

green wash

pink wash



salt + pepper set

indigo wash and spot


spot cup and saucer set


dog cup + saucer set

spot plates

Cat cup + plate set



flute edge bowl

animal plates

cups - unfired

plate stack - unfired

bowls, cups, spoons - unfired

condiment set - unfired

condiment set - unfired

early work
photos: Angelita Bonetti





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Drawing life

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


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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