Open Studios…..

Starts tomorrow – looking for something different to do this weekend…..Jump on the Australian Ceramics website:   Follow the links to  Open Studios – Unearth Your Local Potter

Here’s a link to an interview on Radio National with our President of the Australian Ceramics Association – Shannon Garson from the Sunshine Coast.

Potters all over the Queensland and Australia have opened their studios this weekend –

Listen here:

Now if there’s one thing close to a potters heart other than pots, it’s food. I’ve just popped into the over two chocolate cakes:

Recipe:  Super Easy (very delicious) Chocolate Cake

1 cup organic s/r flour

1 cup organic raw sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

1/3 cup organic butter (softened)

1/2 cup organic full cream milk

2 organic eggs

Directions:  sift dry ingredients into bowl of mix master, then add wet ingredients. Mix on med/high for 4 minutes until light and fluffy.  Bake in a square or round lined cake tin for 35-40 minutes on a 160 oven.

Ice with your favourite icing or for simplicity dust with some pure icing sugar.

Serve with a cuppa coffee, tea or hot chocolate…..enjoy.


I was was going to post a photo of the first chocolate cake out of the oven, but wordpress uploader isn’t working, so it’s a oldie but a goodie – a cup for your your tea or coffee instead.

If you’re around the Northside of Brisbane tomorrow or Sunday, please drop in for a piece of cake, cuppa, chat and demonstration. Love to see you…..Pattie

6 Osira Close, Eatons Hill  (19 kim from the City) next door to Albany Creek and on the eay to the beautiful Samford.

Handmade Samford also has a wonderful market on tomorrow from 12noon till 5pm.

Have a wonderful weekend.






Two Create Aratula…..

This beautiful Boutique retail outlet now stocks some of my work. The lovely Tanya and Angela own and operate the store and have it set up beautifully. I was delighted when they approached me to be part of their artistic community.


There’s plenty of gorgeous gifts to tempt the most discerning buyer of handmade, together with gifts for everyone in the family. I picked up a stunning gift for my daughter’s birthday (she doesn’t read my blog, so it’s still a secret…shh).

Located on the scenic Cunningham Highway at Aratula (it took me about 90 minutes from the northside of Brisbane) also you should call at the local antique & second hand ware stores and finished the trip with lunch at one of the very popular cafes. 

The store isn’t open on Wednesdays.