If you have seen my recycled glass beads before, you’ll know I am a big fan of the Banrock Station wine bottles. Firstly, I love the environmental ethos of the company. Secondly, I love that the wine is so affordable, and so drinkable! And thirdly, I love that the glass bottles make some of the prettiest… Read More
I know the only way I am going to get this exhibition work completed…is by actually doing the work! I am lucky that Finn is still having a lovely nap in the afternoons, and that he is now spending a whole day in childcare. It has meant that I have made a lot of progress… Read More
I am slowly ticking things off my to-do list. And it was nice to finally see a collection of beads ready to start making jewellery (Bombay Sapphire Gin). I wish I had made more beads by now, however with everything else that is going on (moving, settling etc), I think I am also lucky to… Read More
I really do like these colours. Perfect for summer. Extra sparkle with the silver wire.
This is my favourite necklace this week. I made the etched beads for my Home-Wear exhibition last year, but never got around to using them. Then I saw that I needed some new work at Tarts (thanks to everyone who has been in to buy something from there), and I looked through all of my… Read More
It took a bit longer to get setup than I had planned for, but last week I finally got all of my glass set up and I was back on the torch again. My studio in Murray Bridge is considerably smaller than the room I had in Mount Gambier, so there were a few challenges… Read More
Things I like about gallery duty in T’Arts: I get to play around with my display! I get to “play shop” I get to meet people and talk to them about my art and the art of other people in the collective I get to spend the day looking at beautiful art and, I sometimes… Read More
Life?? It’s complicated!! Yes, I agree, it’s even complicated telling you the story about this exhibition, and where I fit in. Maybe I’ll just start at the very beginning! When I joined T’Arts in 2007, Stephen Skillitzi was also a member. Stephen left T’Arts a couple of years later, and continued working in his own… Read More
For my exhibition at Gallery M, I am using 5 different types of recycled glass. Peroni Beer – bright green Coopers Ale – brown Banrock Station Wine Bottle – clear Kronenburg 1664 – cobalt Bombay Sapphire – bright blue I have not used a lot of Bombay Sapphire Gin glass in the past, so I… Read More
So, I think I have nearly got everything set up again. I am waiting for a shipment of glass to arrive before I pack the glass away, but otherwise, I’m really pleased with the new studio, and I can’t wait to start making beads again.