Friday, July 10, 2009

Kenji and I haven’t been able to give The Little People over at Sandwich Mountain as much attention as we’d like over the last little (well…er…quite long actually) while. So we’re very excited that they are finally off on another big adventure, this time down to Sydney for…(yeah yeah, how did you guess?) the Australian Ceramics Triennale. The whole gang of Little People (except a few on ‘assignment’ in Japan) will be converging en masse at Object Gallery, where the nice folk there will be taking them out and about around Sydney and the conference venues.  

And they haven’t wasted anytime in showing the little folk around. A few just spent a delightful sounding weekend up in the Blue Mountains checking out the Three Sisters (below) and having Devonshire tea at very fancy hotels. 

Kenji has also put together a very cute little clip of them that you can watch over at Sandwich Mountain.  We’ll be updating the blog as the pics from Sydney come in over the next few weeks. And if you are going to the conference, keep your eyes out for them! They’ll be hanging out at Object and surrounds until July 26th…..or longer if they’re having a nice time! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I've just sent off these little jugs to the Pourers Exhibition that is being held at Object Gallery during the Ceramics Triennale

I quite liked the bird on a wire jug, so I gave it a whirl on a bowl….

and a wall tile...

...and an old thrown cup I found in a box downstairs (which I've yet to photograph).  I went bird-on-a-wire craaaazy.  

The Pourers show is an extravaganza of functional pouring vessels - jugs, tea pots, bottles, creamers, decanters, gravy boats etc etc - by 40 Australian ceramicists.  Far too numerous to name here, but you can read all about it here.  The show runs from July 11th - 28th. 

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ceramic Revisions

Ceramic Revisions, another exhibition that's part of the plethora of shows going on during the Australian Ceramics Triennale, opened over the weekend. Some of my new yellow pigeons (above) winged their way down for it, as well as a new set of guns...

...and a few pieces from my Keep Calm and Carry On series.

The show is on at Brenda May Gallery in Waterloo, Sydney until July 26th, so please drop in if you're in the area.  More details on the show here and here.  And below are a couple of images of super works by fellow exhibitors Liz Stops and William Lungas. 

Liz Stops Home (2009) Porcelain, Charcoal, bone, recycled paper

William Lungas Arca-Type (2009) Ceramic tiles, black stained porcelain