October Market Venues…..

It’s been a busy few weeks in the studio and I’m pleased to announce lots of new pieces will be appearing at my stall over the next few weeks and all the way up to Christmas.

BrisStyle Indie Market – inside City Hall, King George Square Brisbane

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11TH

FIND ME

 

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SAMFORD HANDMADE SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH  12NOON TO 5PM

THE OLD SAMFORD CHURCH HALL Corner Samford Road & Camp Mountain Road Samford

Samford Church

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King George Square – Twilight Market (Indie Market)

Friday October 24th  5pm to 9pm

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The Mini Design Market

Stones Corner Saturday 25 October 9am till 3pm

Mini Oct

You can keep upto date with the latest studio work on Instagram – pattiemurray_ceramicartist

Have a wonderful day,

Pattie

Find Me at……

The Mini Design Market               9am till 3pm

The Mini Design Market is located in the Comonos Arcade, 281 Logan Road, Stones Corner. A bi-monthly event showcasing handmade creations by jewellers, painters, leather workers, ceramicists, crafters, fashion designers, sculptors, hand made furniture and more. No imported items are on display.

LAUNCHING SATURDAY AUGUST 30 BETWEEN 9AM AND 3PM

It’s all about supporting local artisans, buying local and buying truly handmade!

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Hope to see you there….have a great day.

Individually handmade porcelain vessels to enrich the everyday.

Studio Open Weekend….

My studio is opening for the first time and I’m really excited to be part of the Australian Ceramics Associations – Unearth Your Local Potter Weekend.

Unearth Your Local Potter

I’ve included some shots of the studio….

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Inside looking out….

Come along and join me for a cuppa, a chat, look around and see some pieces being handmade…..Saturday 16 August and Sunday 17 August  10.00am  till 4.00pm both days.

 

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Have a wonderful day and I look forward to hopefully meeting you in person on the open weekend.

Best wishes, Pattie

Mushrooms…..

I love mushrooms in lots of dishes (much to the dislike of one of my children) I keep telling him he’ll grow out of it, he’s still waiting.

But at least these little mushrooms he’s okay with…(picking his favourite colour maybe not).

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Handbuilt from Southern Ice Porcelain and twice fired, the second firing to 1300. They’re beautiful and strong, each has it’s on personality and no two are the same. Making their market debut this Saturday in City Hall.

This week has been hectic getting another gloss firing on in between birthday celebrations and if that’s not special enough….I’m looking forward to breakfast in bed on Sunday for Mother’s Day, which would normally be vegemite toast and a cuppa coffee. This year I’m thinking I’ll get the children to whip up some gluten free pikelets. A very good friend made these for me for my birthday and gave me the recipe, I’ve added it just in case you have a coeliac in your family. (They are really good)

1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
2 Tbsp coconut flour
2/3 cup milk (dairy or non dairy such as coconut milk or almond milk)
2 tsp gf baking powder
2 eggs
1tsp vinegar (to help the baking powder, you won’t taste it!)
optional 1 Tbsp honey
Pinch salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, gently combine with a fork and then whisk for a minute or two until combined into a smooth batter. If it looks too runny, give it a few minutes standing, as coconut flour REALLY absorbs liquids….like….huge amounts. After waiting a few minutes, you should have the perfect consistency to make small pikelets, or even big pancakes with this mixture. If you wanted thinner crepes, just add a touch more milk. Heat non-stick pan over medium/low heat, add in a small amount of ghee or coconut oil…things always taste better when fried in some good fat Spoon tablespoons full of mixture into the pan, wait for pikelets to start to bubble a bit, flip, cook for another minute or so and serve. These behave almost IDENTICAL to wheat flour pikelets, which blows me away, no messy flipping and not taking forever to cook. Light, fluffy morsels ready to be eaten as is or topped with some delicious toppings.

The texture is really great and there yummy plain.

Well, I better get back to the studio and start organising myself for the market Saturday. Have a great day.

Fresh beginning….

After a sustaining breakfast of bacon and eggs and an easter egg hunt for the children, it was straight into finishing the studio. 

With the painting finished late yesterday, today was spent cleaning up and rearranging everything. I’ve gone with a completley new layout. 

Here’s some photo’s…..

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Everything under wraps for the sanding and painting stages…

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All the shelvings back in, the kilns back in its spot, the benches still not sorted yet. (The feature wall has been painted using leftover colours from other rooms in the house, red from the study and and purple from my daughters room.)

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Bisqued pots covered awaiting decoration before glazing and gloss firing.  I can’t believe how tidy it is.  

Final shot from outside the left front window of the studio….

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I finished off the front two benches, cleaning the wheels and mopped my way out the door….all finished, I’m really pleased with it and a big thank you to all the family for helping with it.

Have a great Easter Monday and enjoy any chocolate delights you may have received. I was lucky enough to receive some delicious gluten free dark chocolate coated macadamias from the Noosa Chocolate Company, yummy.

Finder Keepers…..

Firstly I would like to thank all the lovely visitors to the Finders Keepers Market on the weekend. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and feedback from our market visitors.

I must say that after months of hard work making and preparing in the studio, I was delighted by all the beautiful comments and smiles on everyone’s faces.

It’s such a reward to see faces light up when look around at your work. I’ve decided to store these warm friendly words in my heart for when I’m working alone in the studio.

Below is the a shot of the stain glass windows across from my stall, they were gorgeous…

 

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