Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Looking through an old photo disk I found these...
The koala that a sat drawing one afternoon in the sunshine at Art Camp for the Visual Arts Diploma in 2007, good times!

2008 Minnie Mouse hair. Wearing the capelet with hood and oversized bow I made. It was aqua green fleece with stars and moons pattern on the inside for comfort and warmth, mauve crush velvet with holographic glitter dotted tulle on the outside and pastel purple satin tie.

Close up of the wooden lockable box I made in sculpture class in 2006, it is a 60cm square cube that now lives next to my front door.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

crystal cauliflower

Another photo I took at Melbourne Museum.

Friday, August 19, 2011

taste the rainbow

Part of what I was doing today....

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Minerals, tools and spoon.

Went to the Melbourne museum for the Craft and Design as a Career talk as part of Craft Cubed (www.craftvic.org.au). Whilst I was there got to see the spectacular new crystal display which has been rebuild and expanded. It's amazing, inspiring and a must see. I've been working on some new ranges, one of which using UV reactive minerals (revisiting and remaking some pieces I made years ago previous to studying silversmithing) so this was perfect timing for me to see. I'm a big museum lover, and last time I was there that area was under construction so I'd been looking forward to it for a while and I was not disappointed!

In addition I have new tool roll glee:

And have been banging away in the metal smithing studio with a hammer on anvil learning to make a copper spoon. This is what the early progress of a hand forged spoon looks like starting with a square cylinder rod... first you flatten out the bowl end of the spoon and then lengthen, round and thin out the handle, this is after about 4 hours hammering and annealing.

My spoon. My polkadot apron I bought at the Melbourne Flower and Garden show the year I had my mermaid throne sculpture (pictured on the right) at the Seasol (organic seaweed fertiliser) stand and did fantasy face painting and photography.