Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Ceramic Patchwork

I joined thirteen other creative souls and Jo Davies, our teacher, for two and a half days of ceramics at Boonah. We started with a planning session on the previous Tuesday evening, then two full on days over the weekend. It can be a bit daunting surrounded by a so many creative people when you have no idea yourself. After sitting and staring blankly at the prepared board, and armed with a broken jug from my aunt, it all started to fit together. So this is about the jug pouring water back into Warrill Creek, which flows from here through Amberley and on towards Ipswich. The mirror represents the creek, with Cunningham's Gap in the background. It was a great way to spend a couple of days!

Friday, 4 January 2008

Strip piecing goes king sized

Work progresses on Lorraine's quilt. It is always a bit of a thrill to be making something for someone else - and Lorraine's been waiting long enough. There is a batiking workshop in Boonah this weekend - featuring one of our local artists and teachers, Patena Moesker, so I am very keen to get along and have a look. The following weekend I am doing a mosaic weekend - I'm thinking of it as "patch working in ceramics"and I am hoping that getting out there in a different medium will have benefits for how I use and think about fabrics ... if not it will just be a lot of fun!