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.
I dropped off some buttons and brooches to The Hub at Caboolture today. It’s a brand new complex which is excellent for showcasing the visual arts. There’s several galleries, conference rooms, workspaces and a gift shop showcasing the region and they run regular workshops as well.
Below is a little joint creative creation my hubby helped me with a display board for buttons and brooches.
I’m now the proud owner of two of these and they work via a magnetic strip under the black hessian and a small piece of magnet on the back of my brooch card.
The brooches are an extension of the buttons. I liked the idea of adding the clasp and having the textural element of the linen sewing contrasting with the porcelain.
There is really no need for the stitching, it’s purely decoration. I do make some without stitching, but I prefer the button look and feel this is unique to me.
Today, was a big day in the studio. I’ve been finalising the first pieces for ‘Vitrified’ so they can dry and be fired ready for shooting pics for the promotional material for the exhibition in November.
I made two more batches of coloured clay for my new button range – now an orange and lemon shade to add to the blue and pink.
Some wheel work and some test pieces for a tableware idea that’s been simmering at the back of my to do list for many years now… more of that in a later post.
I have included a photo of a plate from a new range I introduced this year.
Below is a sneek peak of my 2012 Christmas Tree decoration. Each year I design a new piece to add to our family tree. This little tree has been in the planning for a while now. I drew several different styles before I settled on this one. I used my paper drawing as a template to make this little one and now he will be the master for hand cutting this years range. It takes longer than using your everyday cookie cutter, but it ensures that each of my little tree has it’s own personality and is unique.
Hers’s a little picture: –
The Christmas Tree will be decorated and I will be able to share photo’s later this month.