Thursday, July 23, 2015



Seth Apter, a favourite artist/blogger from the USA, has an annual challenge and link-up that he calls 'Buried Treasure'. We are to resurrect a favourite blog post from the past.
I've chosen this from Tuesday, July 26, 2011. It was my first year of blogging, and sometimes I forget that I was once a potter.

Tea... Inspired

Inspiration Avenue time again.... this week it's 'Tea'.  For a potter, not too hard as I am known for my 'funky' teapots and love making them.  Some are functional, but most are just 'fun'. 

Naturally I must promote my country to all those who live elesewhere...

Australia Teapot

... and my most ridiculous non-functional teapot...

Hullo Sailor

... and one I love ....

The Ritual Of Tea

My first love tho' is painting...

Coffee (or perhaps tea?) In The Square
... and mixed media/collage...

Black Tea

Cold drink anyone?

Sunday, July 12, 2015


I'm still here, tho' have been AWOL for a while.  Other than a little time on the sick list  I've been in full art-making mode.  Sometimes it's hard to drag myself away from the studio.

This might look like some grungy little bundle of rubbish....

....but, in fact, it is assorted rusty bits, wrapped in a cloth soaked in vinegar and water and put into a plastic bag for a few days.

When opened, I could hardly wait to unroll it.

How exciting...if a little out of focus.

The results were just what I wanted.

LOVE those imprints of keys, spanners etc.

Perfect for this project, an 'art apron' 

Sorry the image is a little blurred.  It's the best I could get from Facebook. 
Here is some more info:
"Fundraiser for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter  Saturday 15 August 2015      Hornsby Lions Club is a major supporter of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter for women who are the victims of domestic violence and homelessness. Our next major fundraiser for this purpose is a Gala Event at Hornsby RSL Club on the date shown above. Entry fee will be $65 per person providing an excellent meal, great entertainment by the Street Party band, dancing and singing along to the tunes of the 50s,60s,70s and 80s and the opportunity to participate in raffles, auctions and games the proceeds all going to the Shelter.
Tickets are available by phoning Ted Henebery on 99403889 or online through Tell your friends, family, workmates about it and organise a table. It will be a great night's entertainment.
If you have some items which you can donate as prizes or auction items or simply would like to help with the Gala Event in any way please give John Lockyer a call on 0407044422"
Your support for such a worthy cause would be most gratefully received.
I hope it is a ripper of an event, and am honoured to have been asked to do an apron.