Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wendy Moore's new website

Wendy Moore has launched her own website:

She is a generous and inspirational woman and I believe one of Australia's best!

This is one of her famous dolls.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Reggae canes

This bangle has been made using some canes that I have been working on that are inspired by reggae music. I love using the wooden forms as I feel they give the piece a structural soundness. I think bangles and bracelets are amongst my favourite pieces of jewellery. They move and make noise, which has always had me a little mesmerized!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kewpie dolls Pins

I have been thinking about my youth a lot lately (sign of old age I suspect!)

I remember going to the Royal Easter Show and nagging my parents every year to buy me a kewpie on a stick. I wonder if these were fashionable all over the world? I remember them gold and pink. These are my first batch of little kewpies, many more to come I suspect!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Aussiepolyclayers competition

This was my entry to the Aussiepolyclayers competition.
The theme was dare to dream..you will be able to work out from my avatar that my dream is to visit the Greek Islands.This piece is called Kythera,the Island my father was born on. I would one day love to take my tools and clay and stay there and just create,maybe even teach there. Who knows,maybe one day dreams will come true!
Congratulations to the winners of this competition, and to all the entrants for some amazing work!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Exhibiting my work in Flourish Arts

I am very excited that I have been given the opportunity to exhibit my pieces in Flourish arts in Birchgrove this Saturday at 2 pm.
My Fascinators and jewelery will be displayed from the 20th August. Thanks so much to Robin Hill for this opportunity. The address is below:
39 Cameron Street, Birchgrove.
(Cnr Gipps Streets)
Open Thurs - Sun from 10AM
Ph: 9810 6362

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tip No 1 is Polishing

Try using an Enjo cloth to polish up after sanding. I use this instead of denim or towel. You will find it gives a nice sheen to your pieces. You will still need to use a dremel or other polishing tool to get that extra special finish,but I find my trusty old Enjo cloth serves me well for other projects. (forget about using it to clean!!!)

Wendy Moore's class in Sydney


Wendy is in Australia again and conducted this class at Sydney's Flourish Arts in Birchgrove on the weekend. It was alot of fun and she is a fabulous, generous and patient teacher. The glass beads were strung by the women in Nepal that Wendy teaches and I am very thankful to them for their time in doing this for us!
The work of these women is available for sale at Flourish Arts Gallery in Birchgrove along with Wendy's pieces. Her work is infectiously bright and happy! ( I have named her the Queen of Happy polymer) I was inspired by Wendy's work some years ago ,as it was so different from so many other artists and the colours she uses and her style gave me a whole new way to look at polymer.
Wendy is teaching again at Flourish Arts on the weekend of 23rd and 24th July and is teaching in her home town of Broken Hill. She is in the process of setting up her online presence, please let me know if you would like to do a class with Wendy and I can pass on the information to her,you wont be disappointed!