Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
What was I commissioned to make?
Currently around Perth there are precious parcels being delivered by Kellie Dobbie the Director of Transformations Australia.
Here are a couple of pics of the Xmas Pretties all wrapped up!
Monday, December 20, 2010
And boy am I understating what I've been up to these last couple of weeks!
I'm not sure if its beginning to look a lot like Christmas..but all I know is that I wanna crack open the Pimms, spend time with my lovely and every suffering family and friends (without roping them into to helping me with some projects) while reading a good book in between that all.
In saying that I can pretty much say that I can do that come Christmas Eve. Until then I'll have to walk it off and get back on that donkey..I mean horse.
Check this space for some wicked blogs posts coming up this week!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Now onto other news, look at what I found being part of the Perth Upmarket advertising stuff...a pic of my pretty scarf buckles! (N.B Top LEFT hand corner)
So..if your interested in seeing my pretties face to face come on by to the Subi Upmarket!
When: Thurday 2nd December 2010
Where: Rokeby Road, Subiaco (between Hay st and Roberts rd)
Be there! Or.....see me and my pretties at the Fremantle Art Bazaar!!
When: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th of December
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty st, Fremantle
Time: Fri - 5-10pm, Sat & Sun - 9-4pm
Monday, November 29, 2010
Down to earth, hilariously funny, with a wonderful way of describing technical ceramic terms. Plus that honest to god wealth of ceramic knowledge stored in that lovely Irish brain of hers.
In saying that, being a devoted stalker of her blog I was delighted to get a mention in it!
Please stalk, I mean check out:
For further stalking purposes (and if your not into being a 'follower' of blogs) here is her blog address so you can bookmark it. Go on, do it. You won't regret it.
Pretty out lovelies!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
She's awesome. Truly awesome.
Not only does she listen to me when I rant about things that are troubling me but she always helps me to try and find a solution ASAP.
Most recent crisis: Second sanding of over 300 items in one night.
I'm not gonna lie, I was dreading sanding all those items in one night as I knew if I kept a frantic pace I could complete the sanding in 6 hours without rest breaks.
So I begged, pleaded and bribed my BFF Danica to come over and help me sand (I should mention that I never thought she would EVER say Yes).
But she DID!
So rock on Thursday night, it involved a lot of sanding, a bottle of Rose, two servings of delicious choc mousse but we did it. We did it all.
It took us 3 hours to sand all the pretties. What would have been a trial for me turned out to be a fun experience with my best bud where we got to chat for 3 hours non stop. It involved a lot of laughs, a couple of highs and lows but in the end it averted another anxiety attack.
To end all I have to say is:
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The first batch of pretties were set for baking yesterday afternoon!
First batch done now onto batch two and three!
So this week if you know me..know that I'll be out of action..
Glazing+Pretties = Me getting my game on!
Oh yea, watch this space for pics of the new x'mas decorations.
Yes, I've succumbed. But hey, if you can't beat em' beat em' at their own game!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I love the weekend!
Some people relax. Some people read. Some people shop.
This person gets down and dirty doing as much clay stuff as she can while consulting the two To-Do lists she has going!
Here is a mention of me and mine in the Perth Upmarket advertising...stuff.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I like Plan B's.
I like Plan B's so much that I'm now on Plan E.
That's right I've become realistic in regards to my expectations of what I would like to show and what is physically able to be done with Xmas Upmarket, Subi Upmarket, Freo Arts Bazaar and now Oxford st Markets all coinciding at the end of November and during December.
I'm a gal with a 'Can Do' Attitude. In fact, my 'Can Do' Attitude is so instilled in me that I will work like a minion until I get things done.
Speaking of minions..I'm off to do some sanding.
Oh and I'm excited, today was the last day that all the 2010 pretties were being made (green ware made that is). In saying that..I made a f**k tonne. I'll be sanding and glazing for long, long time.
- Wicked playlist
- Lots and lots of tea.
Yea, I'm sorted.
Friday, November 5, 2010
So this is the set up for the little display.
Check out the new wall plaques!!
No longer am I a maker of ceramic jewellery...
HELLO Ceramic Homewares!!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I haven't been lost. Just SUPER busy! Seriously, I wish I either had 2 more hands, a twin that thought EXACTLY like me or more time to do my ceramic stuff while doing everything else in my life at the mo'.
I'm not the first to express sentiments like this and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be the last.
Anyway, a news update being posted tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Check it! My first blog mention!
The unique and beautiful designs of Patricia Fernandes Pippa Jameson Interriors: Blog, Hints, tips, trends and advice for the home
Its a fantastic blog be sure to check it out!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
What are you waiting for?
Stalk my website already!
To preempt any catty thoughts..Yes, there is a difference of picture quality. I've changed my method of taking pics of my pretties.
Friday, October 8, 2010
I escaped to Margaret River last Friday afternoon with my best bud Danica and spent four and a bit days of the most relaxing and fun periods of my life so far.
So while I was away going to numerous wine, cheese, olive and jam tasting (all the while eating some amazing food) I got some great news!
I've been accepted and participating in the Perth Xmas Upmarket (Sunday 28th November 2010) as well as the Perth Subi Upmarket (Thursday 2nd December).
More info will be posted closer to the Upmarket events.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Here are a couple of pics of my set up at the September Upmarket day. They are slightly blurry as I was in a hurry to take the shots before people started coming by.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Second sanding - CHECK!! Rinsed, dried and ready to be glazed up.
My pretties all in a row (kind of), in the process of being loaded up into the kiln to be high fired!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
First, there was the assembling of pretties for the September Upmarket, then the September Upmarket and now the shooting of pretties for the online shop. Oh! And throw in 2 weeks of illness and that's whats been happening!
SO! In saying that I'm glad to say that I'm 50% done in getting the online shop set up!
AND...The new designs for the summer collection are done and with prototypes on their way to being made.
Get excited, a new style of brooch, rings and necklaces are to be released soon...
FYI - check back in the next couple of days for some great posts to come.
Monday, September 6, 2010
I baked my pretties!!!
As in set all my new pretties for a gloss firing on Sunday.
That's right, after 7 and a half hours of glazing my pretties are halfway through a high fire at the moment!!
Hopefully I can pick them up on Wednesday if they've cooled down enough.
Pics to follow!
As in pics of my making process.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Framed wall plaques!
Say what!? Well why should prettiness just be worn? Why can't we live with it in our homes and surroundings?!
Pics will be uploaded asap!
Now for the bad news - the functional line has hit a snag..a bit one. The slip I was using to cast is super faulty (as in for every 8 pieces that I cast one 1 would be perfect). FYI - those are good odds. NOT.AT.ALL!!
So after a call to my clay lady I've been advised that the batch of slip I (and others) have is faulty and that a replacement batch is winging its way to Perth. But there's not enough time to be able to cast, create and be done by the September Perth Upmarket.
September Perth Upmarket
Winthrop Hall, UWA
If your in WA come on down!!
P.S I'm still ever hopeful that the vessels that did turn out are able to be ready to show at Perth Upmarket.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It feels like a distant memory...even though it was only a reality a couple of days ago.
The good news is that I did find something ceramic on my journey through Bali (however brief it was), the bad news is that I didn't find a lot of ceramic related stuff in Bali. BUT the emphasis on the wood industry was unfathomable! There was so much stuff I wanted to buy and would have if it wouldn't have been a trial to get through Customs.
Oh well, there's always next time!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Test tiles for my hot fuchsia and pimpin' purple.
Sure they aren't traditional test tiles, but who ever said I was conventional? Certainly not me.
The whole point of glaze testing (for me) with this range, is to see how the colour looks and glaze reacts when confined within a small space.
One day I'll move towards traditional test tiles. But that days not coming for a while!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
That's right, ME!
Its going to be great! I'll be having a bigger space this time round and releasing the new ceramic functional line!
In saying that I better get cracking.