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

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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

To market…

It’s nearly the end of the school holidays and what better way to round off the break than a visit to the BrisStyle Indie Market – City Hall, Brisbane and enjoy some morning tea at the Shingle Inn…

Site Map:

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Link

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A wonderful single place to search for the latest market info: MarketHere helps market lovers find a market whether they are looking for a farmers markets or craft markets in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne or just wanting to visit a regional area – MarketHere will show you where it is and what you will find there!

MarketHere was born from a frustration at not being able to easily find a markets. Whether you need something specific or just want to spend some time exploring what markets have on offer, MarketHere takes out the guess work and allows you to easily find a market that suits your needs and desires.

And if you follow this link:

http://markethere.com.au/news/pattie-murray

You’ll be able to read the latest interview….ME

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To keep up to date with all the latest HERE’s the Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/markethere.au

Have a wonderful day.

Sneek peek….

What a beautiful day today, lovely and sunny. I started the day early (as I was looking forward to opening the kiln). It was a quick cuppa and down to the studio. I have included below some pictures of my new coffee cups inspired by my mushroom sculptures…….

 

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and for the last picture… red (anything generally looks great in red in the kitchen, don’t you think?)

 

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There’s also pink, however the orange had a bit of a disaster and decided to stick a little to the kiln shelf (not particularly impressed as the orange vase did the same thing. I’ll have to reassess that one). Which is a shame as I rather like orange.

I’ve also made some vases and plates in similar colours and patterns. 

Sunday I hope to sneak to the studio and get onto some more as I would like some for my kitchen. I think they will brighten up winter dining this year, which prompts me to think I should do some bowls for soup. Hmm, I think I will have to put the dots on the inside of the bowls.

The cups are finely thrown, fired to 1300 degrees which makes them strong and durable and as they’re handmade, warming to the heart and soul.

That’s it from me as I need to finish packing for tomorrows market.

Have a wonderful Friday from me.

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.