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.

 

 

 

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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.

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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

June…..

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I can’t believe we are in the last third of June. With the colder weather, pots are taking that little longer to dry, I’m started this week putting boiled water from the jug in my  throwing water (trying to stop … Continue reading

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.

Home ….

The blog has been a little quiet lately and I am sorry, I’ve had my head down working hard, testing, mixing new colours for the work.

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The new series is based on my notion of ‘Home’. I think my favourite saying is “Home is where the heart is” a quote attributed to Pliny the Elder (a Roman Author). Our homes are personal spaces and we can be very selective about whom and what shares our personal space. For me I would love a Queenslander on an acre and the must have rustic old timber barn to use a studio.

Here’s where it gets sticky ….. our homes are personal and we can choose what and how the inside looks, unfortunately circumstances and life in general means that the outside generally doesn’t truely reflect who we are. So, I feel you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover or a home by it’s outside. People make the most of their opportunities and their Homes and these new pieces are a tribute to the places we call Home.

The varied homes I have chosen to depict on the new pieces reflects this and some of the quirkiness our homes can have.

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My next market is tomorrow inside City Hall 9am till 3pm, and I need to get packing! I will have the first pieces fresh from kiln at the BrisStyle Market tomorrow. Hope to see you there. I will post some further photos as the series develops.

Market Map:

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