Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
With design in place the makings began, I'm not going to lie pretties, it was has been an anxiety ridden couple of months.
Why you ask? Let me count the ways.
1. Southern Ice - my material of choice is a super elastic porcelain clay body that is surceptive to warping and cracking on the slightest whim.
2. I'm used to working in a hand-building style.
3. It was winter - anyone worth their ceramic salt will know it's a nightmare waiting for pieces to dry in winter.
In saying all that I am an optimist and a bit of an under stater. So when my good friend Danica mentioned (repeatedly) that the piece wouldn't dry for a good month I scoffed with the arrogance of a fanboy first in line at an Apple release. That's right, I was a F.O.O.L.
Why was I a fool? I had advised the ever patient Tamara that a turn around time of 5-6 weeks wouldn't be expected.
Fast forward 5 months, that's right 5 months, I've just delivered the gorgeous vessel.
It's something I wish I had made two of because I will never make anything like this ever again...well...maybe.
So before you eyeball the pretty piece here are a couple things I want, nay, need to gush over:
1. No warpage - holy bananas! The probability of this not occurring is mega!
2. Glory be to glazing -perfect, perfect, perfect!!
3. From conception to realisation - it turned out as planned.
4. Did I mention that I only had one piece? In hindsight I wondered what I would do if the piece failed...yea, that's right, naive arrogance.
So to end, here it is.
This pic taken on my iPhone doesn't do it justice.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
A new 'Work' section. That's right, so new it has that new car smell.
Click on the below pic to connect your way to my website.
Yes, this is a sneek peek of one of the new pics from the 'Work' section.
Friday, October 7, 2011
It's shameful that I haven't been on here in a while. I have a lot of excuses but there aren't any new ones to offer.
Rather than being a porcelain related post, I would like to take this time to acknowledge the passing of Steve Jobs.
From a business point of new the man was genius and from a makers viewpoint - a visionary.
In my own way I've tried to live my life to a couple of Steve Jobs-isms.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Instead of me blogging/posting about my pretties I'm going to change it up. I'm going to blog/post about music that I LOVE .
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Are you having a great day, lazy or frantic day?! Which ever day you may be having thank you for checking out my blog!
A dear friend of mine Mlle. S blogged about my pretties and me yesterday. Check out her blog and stalk it regularly.
Stay fabulous and warm pretties!
Those that are into the WA Handmade movement through Perth Upmarket will have heard of Sometimes. A Pop-Up Shop, which has not evolved int Story Boutique.
This fabulous shop (that stocks all Australian designed and made products) now stocks my pretty rings, scarf buckles, brooches, hairpins and the two ranges of earrings I design and make.
So come on down to this fantastic shop and have a look at my and other pretty things.
What's the address you ask?
Floreat Forum Shopping Centre
Click here to be connected to Story Boutiques Facebook fan page!
Here is a pic of my pretties in situ!
Monday, August 1, 2011
What to have a look at what's there?
!!WARNING!! Not all my pretties are listed yet..seriously. Its been raining cats and dogs here so until its calm down and I can take some more shots of my pretties that's it for a couple of days.
N.B WA buyers I'm more than happy to refund the postage $$ to meet and do a pretty exchange.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I'm pretty prolific in my pic taking when I'm out and about. But to be honest, I spent more time enjoying the time away than taking pics. So here are a few of the pics that I do have of my fantastic time away.
Outside Vasse Virgin, I still haven't grown vary of seeing grapevines. It may take a few more trips to Margs for me to think shots like this are cliched. But until then, its fabulous!
Lastly, this pic is from an impromptu stop on our way to Boranup Gallery. I had an moment while standing in the midst of this forest. The trees were sooooooooooo high and I felt minute (yet) felt my place in this world and universe.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
They just are.
This happened to me earlier this evening:
Me: I just wanted to say...Where are you going!
Sisterbot: What? I have to go, what's wrong?
Me: I was trying to have a moment..But that's hard to when you keep walking away!
Me: Maybe we should reschedule this moment.
Sisterbot: No! No! Its ok, go on!
Me: Ok, so I just wanted to say...
Sisterbot: Sorry, I've stopped now. Go on.
Me: Way to ruin a moment.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Secondly, did you know my second stockist - Willow and the Bowerbird has a blog? No? Well make your way there by clicking here: Willow and the Bowerbird blog.
And yes, I've been blogged about!! Check out the blog and more importantly check out the store!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wanna watch it?
Please click on the below highlighted section to be connected to my Facebook page and view the video, you won't regret it!
Oh! And if you dig my pretties 'Like' my Facebook page to get my regular fb posts.
Can't wait to see and hear from you all!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Ever heard of Willow and the Bowerbird? Well you have now!
This fantastic little shop stocks my fabulous rings, scarf buckles, earring studs and the newly released necklace range!!
If your gagging for a look at the new print and TWO new colours that are part of the Winter Collection before the June Perth Upmarket make your way down to:
Willow and the Bowerbird
78 George st
East Fremantle WA Australia
Click here to get connected to the Willow and the Bowerbird Facebook page!
Pics to come!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Shu Daniels (photographer extradenaire)
Bruce Lim (amazing make up artist)
Kat James (this years pretty model)
To shoot this years pretties!
To tide you over till everything is uploaded and released here's a pic from behind the scenes.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Their pretties. Their preciouses. Yes, I'm well aware that's not a real word but it kind of makes sense (Just squint and tilt your head to the right...that will it make it easier).
Some are squirrels (in that they lock every-single-bit-of-jewellery-away).
Some are peacocks (your out, your proud and you like to shake it all about).
Some are monkeys (you keep your pretties here, there and everywhere).
Some are hybrids (a little bit of this and a little bit of that).
Which one are you?
Here's a pic of my booky book case...Tonnes of books mixed with stuff from my travels and pretties on display.
Yes, I do wear all of my pretty rings. And, yes, I have read all those Alain de Botton books.
Monday, May 9, 2011
There is a new print set for release!!
Set for release at the June Perth Upmarket a new hot print is set for release! I hope you love love LOVE it as much as I do!
Oh! And.................a new colour!! ORANGE.
Yum! Yum! Just when you need a Vitamin C fix!
Check this space over the next couple of weeks..based on my eagerness I'm pretty sure I'll be posting a pic of the new print and colour soon!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Its on the first Saturday of every month and for the next two months my pretties and I will be there! I will also be looking Irene Perry's glass jewellery!
So if your in the mood for a wander and in desperate need for a Mother's day gift make your way here:
WHAT: Kalamunda Arts & Craft Market
WHEN: 7th May 2011
WHERE: Haynes Road
Central Mall, Kalamunda
TIME: 9am til 3pm
BYO: Your $$ and our mouth!
See you there!
This fabulous shop currently stocks some of my pretty pretty rings and fabulous dangley earrings.
What are the deets of William Topp:
452 William st
Perth WA Australia
If your in the mood/need to shop for some unique and cool gifts wonder down to Northbridge and check William Topp out! Or if your in the mood to play with some of my pretties!
To finish off here is a pic of my pretties in situ.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
What have I been doing to pass the time? Work on my online shop of course!
Its an arduous process but I'm uploading things as quickly as I can while working full time and living life. So thank you to everyone that has been visiting the online shop and that are awaiting everything to be uploaded.
On a side note - to all WA peeps - Until things go bananas I'm waiving the P&H fees and happy to meet up with you to do a pretty exchange!
Any Qs please email me!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
That's right if your reading this blog and dig me and my pretties find me on facebook and Likey McLike me! (That's code of like me on facebook if your confused my pretty people)
Go through the facebook search and type in Patricia Fernandes and you'll find me!
Like Gretel here a breadcrub of a pic to lead you to facebook!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The online shop is up and running!!!
!Warning! Not every item up for perusing and sale is uploaded yet. Its a labourous task and I'm in the midst of birthday celebrations and the Angove St Festival event so please be patient and check back regularly. Thanks for you patience!
Click on the below pic to be directly straight through to the online shop. Otherwise the link on my website: http://www.patriciafernandes.com.au/ is live and running.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
WHAT: Angove Street Festival
WHEN: April 10th, 2011
WHERE: Angove Street, North Perth, Western Australia
TIME: 10am til 4pm
BYO: Your $$ and your mouths people! Ha!
See y'all there!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Reveal! Reveal! Reveal your inner coupony hoarder!!
In saying that, I am proud to announce that I will be having a coupon in the March Upmarket Guide.
Can't wait to get your hands on a copy of mine and the other retailers coupons? NO WORRIES!
Firstly, here is a pic of mine. Print it and bring it along the the March Upmarket and get a choosing!
Now, here is a link to the March Upmarket Coupon Guide.
If your in a browsy mood, check out the relaunched Perth Upmarket website. It's a bit fancy...and I like it!
Stay tuned for some exciting news!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I can't explain it, but it did.
Here are some personal pics from my time away.
May you be inspired and have an Ah-Ha! moment like I did numerous times while away in NYC, San Fran and Dubai.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Its a new life..
And I'm feelin goooooooooooooood...
I partied like it was 1999 on NYE and had a great time ushering in 2011!
Now onto to what's in store for the next couple of months.
The online shop is going to be released very soon.
Side note: If I'm able to release it before Jan 24th any sales that come through I'll process them ASAP as...
I'm going on a FABULOUS holiday.
I'm not gonna lie...I'm jealous of myself!
I know, I know...this is not ceramics related..or is it?
All I know is that I'll be away for nearly a month and will be hitting NYC, Egypt and Dubai.
Why not!? Ha!
I will be taking the time to recharge my batteries and have some non-ceramic related adventures (I'll try...but if a ceramics adventure comes up I'm not going to say NO!)
And when I'm back I'm going to start the producing some new pretties!
So until my next post...Pretty out!