Brisbane Finders Keepers

Flyer artwork by Leah Bartholomew from Beneath The Sun

The Finders Keepers Markets are back again with our Spring/Summer Brisbane event! The Brisbane markets showcases over 65 stalls over 3 studios!

The Spring/Summer Markets will be held on the 3rd & 4th November. The markets will be held at the beautiful Old Museum next to the RNA showgrounds in Brisbane. The markets brings together new contemporary independent artists and designers. Every market event is unique and we always rotate our designers and introduce new ones, as well as featuring live music and with a garden bar & food stalls!

Where, When, How?

The next markets are:
Saturday 3rd November 10am – 4pm
Sunday 4th November 10am – 4pm

The markets will be held at:
The Old Museum
Cnr Bowen Bridge Road & Gregory Terrace,

Public transport:
Bowen Hills and Brunswick Street railway stations are less than a 10 minute walk from The Old Museum, and buses access the surrounding streets regularly. For further information on public transport, phone the Transinfo line on 13 12 30, or visit

There is no Parking available onsite and unfortunately the RNA showgrounds is unable to provide parking to Finders Keepers patrons this time.

The nearest ATM is a 10 minute walk at Fortitude Valley Station on Brunswick Street.


Coming soon….

I’ve been making lots of new pieces for the upcoming markets and thought I should share one now…

With all the coloured clay I’ve been making for buttons lately, I decided to make some small floral rings. These still need a bit of refining and two firings before there finished.

The colours of the clay remind me of fruit loop cereal my brother used to eat when we were children. I loved the cocoa pops.

Market Update….

I will be at the 26 October BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market, King George Square Brisbane 5pm – 9pm

and at:

The Finders Keepers Market, The Old Museum, Herston opposite the RBH.  Saturday 3 November and Sunday 4 November 10am till 4pm…..Hope you see you there.

I will have lots of new pieces debuting at these markets.


Swell Sculpture Festival….

I received this link today and it would have to be my favourite youtube clip at the moment…

A snippet of a kiln firing by Ray Cavill (Australian Woodfire/Ceramic Artist) piece for the Swell Festival.

Ray will be back at Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast this weekend (Saturday 22 September) to fire the kiln again. If you’re in the area it would be well worth the stop.


TEDx Event…

I was invited this week to the TEDx event at Redcliffe put together by 500 Hours. There will be four guest speakers. Patrons attending have been asked to BYO a cup and those that do receive a free drink. Those that don’t however have to purchase a cup if they wish to have a drink.

On offer will be biodegrable cups for sale and locally crafted product. (I will have a small table with beakers, tea bowls and cups for sale.)

It all happens on Friday 19 October – Redcliffe 5.45pm at 120 Sutton Street, Redcliffe.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Guest Speakers :

* Bettina Nissen, storyteller and community development worker
* Marcus Westbury of Renew Australia
* Samm Osborne, musician
* Tenda McFly, poet and MC

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Today I thought I would share some potters terms….

Ceramic – a generic term which describes all objects made from fired clay. Where as pottery is commonly used to describe low fired earthenware.

If you heard two potters conversing you might wonder what the’re on about…  with terms like body, collar, neck, belly, lip, profile and foot.

Generally most ceramic artists refer to their pieces generically as pots or vessels regardless of there function.  With the body being the main section, the lip refers to a rim that has been altered to allow easy pouring.

The rim is the top edge. The foot is the base of a pot. The collar is the neck and the profile is a side view of the form.

So that’s a wrap on terms….not too painful I hope.