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.

Open Studio…..

Ever wanted to see the inner workings of a potter’s studio? Well, ‘here’s your chance to see inside mine and

Unearth Your Local Potter

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Where:  at my studio

Have a great day, and feel free to join me on the weekend of the 16th of August, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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City Hall Sat 8 February….

I’ve just kicked off a gloss firing that will be ready for this Saturday’s 1st market of the year. I’m really looking forward to it as City Hall is such a beautiful setting for the market. Stunning architecture with ceilings that go on forever, old world charm with the best handmade market in Australia.

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I’ve signed up to be at all the market dates below:

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Once I have the site map later this week I will post where you can find all the lovely BrisStyle Marketeers and me.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you Saturday.

New Website….

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My new website has just been published:  http://www.pattiemurray.com.au/

At the moment there’s the Home page, Gallery, Gift Shop and Contact with links to the Blog.  A Tableware Shop will be added in February.

Since returning from Canberra last weekend I’ve been busy getting all the last bits and pieces together for the children to go back to school and working on some new designs and decorating methods. I’ve been mixing my own ceramic inks, watercolours and engobes to complement the new vessels.  

I’ve finally joined instagram (pattiemurray1)

Happy Australia Day and I wish a wonderful long weekend 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Banner….

Here’s a picture of the new banner that will be waving above my head at Finders Keepers this Saturday and Sunday..

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The market is on from 10am till 4pm both days. You can travel to The Old Museum via public transport or you can park at the RNA Showgrounds ($12 per car). Entry to Finders Keepers this year is a $2 donation collected at the door.

I look forward to seeing you there.