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

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.

 

 

 

Open Studios…..

Starts tomorrow – looking for something different to do this weekend…..Jump on the Australian Ceramics website:

http://australianceramics.com/home/   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: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2014/08/bst_20140815_0854.mp3

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.

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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.

http://www.love-handmade.com.au/handmade-samford.html

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

 

 

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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November Market dates…..

During November you will find me at the following markets:-

Friday 01 November –  Albany Creek State School – Twilight Market

ACSS Market

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Sunday 03 November – Young Designer Markets – Southbank

http://www.youngdesignersmarket.com.au/home/about-the-market

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November 9th 2013 :: 9am – 3pm

Ground Floor, Brisbane City Hall, Ann St Brisbane City

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Studio News….

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.