Today I set up my window display at T’Arts (in Gays Arcade, off Adelaide Arcade). I made 100 pairs of earrings! They are a mix of Italian and recycled glass beads. If you’re in Adelaide I hope you’ll pop in and see the display. A big thanks to my husband for helping me make the displays.
Hello! I’m back from holidays and getting ready for several SALA exhibitions. Here is the invitation for the exhibition at The Adelaide Remakery. It features 8 artists who work with materials traditionally destined for the bin!
I’ll be making all sorts of pieces for this exhibition and I’m really looking forward to working with window glass again. It has been a while and after my break I have some crazy new ideas to try out!
Hope to see you at the opening.
I’m having a tiny break from making after creating 40 pieces for “Be-Gin Again” which is the exhibition being hosted by Local Images as part of the Penola Arts Festival.
It has been a crazy week of making all sorts of pieces for this exhibition. All of the beads were made from gin (and tonic bottles)!
The exhibition opened tonight, and already quite a few pieces have sold. I’m thrilled that the work has had such a good response here! Thanks Penola, you rock!
It was lovely to look back on the most liked photos on Instagram and discover that they were all about recycled glass!
I love making beads from recycled glass, and I am so grateful for the opportunities to exhibit my work in so many amazing galleries around Australia.
It was a great experience taking this work to markets, and talking to people about the process and the product. My favourite compliment was “this is the ultimate in recycling.”
2017 saw a big push for me with my recycled glass jewellery, and I’m looking forward to exploring it further in 2018.
I just delivered some new recycled glass jewellery to Pepper Street for their Little Treasures exhibition. All work is priced under $150 for this cash and carry exhibition, and it’s a great chance to buy some handmade products ready for Christmas!
I have to confess that entering my jewellery in the local show is one of the most fun parts of the year! These country shows are so full of traditions, and so well organised, that its always awesome to be a tiny part of it all. The people who organise the competition side of the shows, put in huge amounts of effort to make sure things run smoothly, and that everything is judged and displayed properly. It really is quite an honour to be part of it all, and one of the things I love about living in a regional location.
This year I entered 3 necklaces, and I am stoked to say that two of them received prizes. The rainbow/colour wheel necklace won First Prize and Outstanding Exhibit! And the recycled glass necklace won Second Prize.
I can’t wait to enter next year. The Murray Bridge Show is celebrating 100 years next year, so whatever I enter will have to be a little bit special.
If you are curious….here is the post from last year!
It was lovely to be able to visit Naomi’s gallery on the weekend. For SALA this year, Naomi has curated a beautiful collection of specially made rings for “The Ring Show”. The work is spectacular and very special indeed.
Along with the special SALA exhibition, there is also a fantastic range of jewellery made by South Australian artists. Naomi has a range of my work in there too, and it’s kind of breath-taking to see my work alongside some of my favourite contemporary jewellery artists.
On the weekend I got to visit a few SALA exhibitions in Adelaide. It’s hard to visit every SALA exhibition, so I tend to pick exhibitions where there is jewellery, sculpture or friends!
My friend, Susan Napoli, a textile artist who is represented at T’Arts was the first exhibition that I visited. Held in the North Lodge of the Botanic Gardens, the walk to the exhibition alone was amazing! Susan’s work is beautiful, and I’m lucky to have one of her pieces in my studio. She makes textile art pieces of flowers and fruit and birds! Truly stunning work, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Also in the Botanic Gardens is the work of Michelle Kelly. In the Museum of Economic Botany, she has arranged some absolutely stunning collections of fungi! Michelle has been fascinated with mushrooms for many years, and I love seeing her work whenever it is exhibited. I felt doubly lucky on Sunday when I walked into the Museum. Oh my gosh, what an incredible place, filled with collections of all sorts of plants and seeds. I will be returning to this one with my children very soon!
I loved visiting the exhibitions at the Botanic Gardens, not just because they were lovely exhibitions to visit, but also because the gardens are stunning at this time of the year! It was time to wander around to the National Wine Centre where I saw the Kangaroo Island artist exhibition. Always a top-notch exhibition, it’s lovely to see the work of these artists on the mainland!
I ended my exhibition tour at the Jam Factory, where it was a real pleasure to see Catherine Truman’s work in person. Such thoughtful work, it was awesome to see the worlds of art and science combining to create the pieces. Loved it, and well worth visiting.
What exhibitions have you been to??
This is the last collection of jewellery to show you from the Bethany Winery exhibition. I have loved using the Bethany wine bottles, and this range is dedicated to the beautiful colours in the bottles. I love the shape of these beads, they are so different and really interesting to work with, they have pushed my work in new directions for sure!
I finally got a chance to plan some SALA exhibition visits! I can’t wait to visit some of the exhibitions that are in the guide. I tend to visit most of the jewellery exhibitions! And some of the mixed-media and sculpture exhibitions. And then I’ll see what time I have left over to visit other exhibitions. I know there is a way to search for the exhibitions on the SALA website, and I think they even have an app, but there is something about looking at all of the exhibitions in the guide that I really like.
Are you planning to visit any SALA exhibitions this year?