Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I have been thinking of calling my work "Into the woods" ??
It made me think of a book by Robert Holdstock, 'Mythago wood', the themes that run through it resonate somewhat. wiki says
"Mythago Wood is a type of fantasy literature, especially the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction. It has received critical acclaim because of its prose, forest setting, and its exploration of the philosophical, spiritual, and psychological. Mythago Wood won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1985."

I do like the research for this one...I can watch and read fairy tales to my hearts content..and call it study!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Small packages

The LED bulbs I ordered are which to choose?

Nothing like an essay

to make housework attractive or retrospective blogging seem like a good idea.
though actually my essay writing experience is more like Charlies than Calvins.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Every Sunday on my way to work I pass this gorgeous patisserie. I bought a small meringue..but I was thinking of my Nana Mary when I took the photo. Nana look as those eclairs! The mini ones with a crisp sheet caramelized sugar. Double click on the photo for a closer look!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mould tally

So by the end of today, I have 5 moulds ready, 1 ready to pour and 1 blank lump of clay.
1 x moon and trees
1 x thorns
1 x mountains
1 x cave

1 x woods

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hot cast woods mould ready to take out of the kiln

and it looks superb! I love hot casting. The furnace glass doesn't look too green, its almost bubble less, the edges are smooth and the surface is as clear and still as a pond.
Here's a pic I took in the UV room..because it's dark. It looks pretty good in sunlight too.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hot Casting open faced mould

Andrew demoed how to make 'slugs' (more like canon balls) of gathered glass to knock off into the mould. Here is the mould full and at top temp.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Test tree mould for hot casting

This is the mould I am going to use for hot casting tomorrow. It's going in  kiln 10 tonight to heat up for tomorrow afternoon

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Utility 2011: Our House

Utility is a yearly exhibition within the Object studio's (Glass, Jewelery and Ceramics)of Sydney College of the Arts that is linked with Sydney's design week.
hmmm so this year's Utility is a collaborative affair, and I have to admit with all the agonizing over my major work the Bauhaus / something old something new theme hasn't really grabbed me. How ever I have a partner, and I'm going to try and stretch my brain cells a little further.

So 'Total work of art' = Gesamkunstwerk,

Autumn splendifery

I probably photograph this same tree every Autumn. It lives in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, where this weekend Dougie whisked me away for a night.