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

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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

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

Have a wonderful day,

Pattie

Market Dates:

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Sat: 20 Sep      –  BrisStyle City Hall   9am to 3pm

Sat: 11 Oct       – BrisStyle City Hall   9am to 3pm

I love this time of the year with lots of markets, which means lots of new people to meet and value customers to see. If you’re in the city any of these dates do call at the BrisStyle Markets, the home of the best artists/crafts market in Australia and it’s right on your door step.

 

 

 

August….

I’ve been looking forward to August and have had my husband finishing off some jobs around the studio in preparation for the Unearth Your Local Potter  Open Studio weekend.

Next weekend I’ll be moving my wheels around so visitors can get a good view of my wheel throwing demonstration and giving the studio a good clean up.

Unearth Your Local Potter

Open Studios from 10am till 4pm Saturday and Sunday 16, 17 August @ my studio:

6 Osira Close

Eatons Hill, Brisbane Northside (between Albany Creek and Samford)

Hope to see you there….

 

 

 

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.

Bottle tags return….

These little gems were very popular when I first started my online store with Bluecaravan in 2010. They went very well at the night markets in the city and sold out at the Finders Keepers market in Brisbane.   

I’ve decided to reinvent them and release a new collection just in time for Mother’s Day 2014. The style has changed slightly, and the colours are new, but the handmade quality and durability remain the constant. Handmade from Australian Southern Ice Porcelain and twice fired, with the second firing to 1300 degrees, there strong, dishwasher safe (please remove the ribbon) and sure to be well used and loved.

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I’ve just finished colouring a first run and am excitied to see what they look like once fired. They’ve just been loaded into a bisque firing. This won’t be able to be emptied till late Thursday, early Friday morning. Then they will be glazed and ready for their final firing.

DEBUTING AT THE BrisStyle Indie Market – inside City Hall Saturday 10 May, 9am till 3pm.

If you would like to pre-order some for collection at the market, please just send me and email. Further images will be available next week.

April….

Well, the April market was great, I met lots of new friends (like the lovely Madonna) and had a visit from lots of lovely customers. A big thank you to everyone who dropped by.

Here’s a photo from the day….(sorry it’s a bit blurry)

2014-04-12 09.07.49 It was wonderful to have so many visitors up for a chat and enquiring about how the work is made and decorated. I could talk about clay all day…just ask my family (occassionaly their eyes do start to glaze over).

They do however, love using the bowls and plates I’ve made for them and these are the first to be used at meals. I can normally tell who’s had breakfast by which bowls are left on the bench.

This past week has been very busy finishing of some glazing/decorating and running a gloss firing, I had to rearrange the extension part of the studio as Hubby’s trying to finish the last bit of work – the cornice!

Friday I packed for Saturday’s Brisstyle’s City Hall Market and Saturday was spent in at City Hall. An early start, everything was going well until my son kindly went for coffee for me and I ended up spilling it all over me with my cloth handbag taking the brunt of it. Luckily I wasn’t wearing white (which I had planned too!). It was dark denim jeans with a dark floral top, I don’t think too many people would have noticed.

Sunday was spent unpacking.

Well….I better get on, Í’m doing some alterations to my Etsy shop and then it’s down to the studio for some new pieces….Have a wonderful day wherever you are….my family’s on school holidays so I’ve got everything ready to make some lovely potato and leek soup for lunch.