New Work - New Direction - Maquette Thanks to the Australian Council for the Art - Art Start Grant 2015. I did a workshop with Doris Becker at the VIA Vallauris France and this is the what has emerged.
After the wonderul time had at the Seven Sisters Festival sharing and selling my art I am offering a new workshop - 'The Women's Movement'. At this workshop you will create your own small female sculpture(s) and finish it with a Raku firing.
This workshop will run over 3 sessions and is suitable for beginners and those wanting to build upon existing skills.
The first two sessions will involve the creation of your own small female form sculptures.
The third session will be to glaze and Raku fire your amazing art pieces ready to take home.
Session 1 & 2 - May 15 & May 22 from 1-3pm
Session 3 - June 5 from 11:30am – 3pm
COST: $160 – Includes clay, tools, glaze and both Bisque and Raku firing
Email: email@example.com or
Call Ri to book you place NOW (numbers are limited) 0439 353359
3 years ago we moved into our home in Bacchus Marsh. One of the reasons we bought the house was so we could convert the shed into an art studio! Off with the swing door, an interior office, insulation, plaster-board, home-made pallet shelving, lots of paint and then cladding (also from pallet boards).
Of course having made a studio, the studio needed a deck. And then the deck needed a fence (woven with cuttings from our apple tree), a pergola (for G&Ts) and a sultana grape vine to keep the sun out (it's grown amazingly in just a couple of seasons). Oh and there was also the making of a brick path (reusing bricks previously located elsewhere in the garden) so I can get gas bottles down to the studio.
Finally, this year, we have added an adjacent slab and an awning. Under this structure is where my gas kiln will reside, plus a sink (we have a recycled water tank to locate to the back of the awning), plus more shelving (as the interior of my studio is chockers). We will also re-use the original swing door frame to provide a side structure to the awning.
So I am very excited that my studio will soon be complete and my production line in full swing.
Below are some pictures of the process.
I'd also like to acknowledge the receipt of an "Art Start Grant" from the Australian Arts Council in 2015 that helped fund some of the cost of the awning and kiln installation.