Monday, September 27, 2010

This is how we do it!

Check out this gigantic light cube I use to take pics of my pretties.

Big ain't it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

September Perth Upmarket

I love being part of the Perth Upmarket. It really gives me a chance to interact with all the previous and new buyers of my pretties.

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.

P.S For all those that have been waiting for the online shop - IT'S COMING!
I'm in the midst of editing and formatting. I'll be posting a notice when its been launched!
Stay pretty!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Timeline of a pretty

As promised here are the stages of my pretties being made. Enjoy!

My diamonds..I mean brooches in the rough. Pre-sanding, post drying.

First sanding - CHECK!! Now these babies are off to their first firing.

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!

Finito! Assembled and ready to rock someones world!
P.S The edging of the brooch backs were an experiment I was conducting.
FYI - I choose the edge on the right.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Long time no blog..but I can explain!!

So I've been a bit lax in my blogging..I can totally explain!

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.

The End.

Monday, September 6, 2010

What do you bake on a Sunday?

Some people bake muffins. Others bake roasts.

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

Good news & Bad news

The good news is that the home wares range is on the precipice of being released.

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
12th September
Winthrop Hall, UWA
Western Australia

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.