Shoreline Compositions

Shoreline Compositions

Shoreline compositions So after a break in the weather and a healing injury, I have been able to return to walking.  A Gorgeous weekend provided the opportunity for beach combing along Makara beach. Our oceans have never more been more colourful or clogged with the...
PRECIOUS

PRECIOUS

People forget how precious everything is. Especially life, time and nature. Unfortunately society is exploitative. Most of us are caught up in the game in some way or another. Probably fighting to escape. We will spend our entire life times releasing and healing from...
tests

tests

  I can feel things starting to take shape, Judy has the knack of always bring me back to the land my environment and my relationship to it. The sessions have initiated a picking apart my practice identifying where things fit, we have talked about the materials I...
A woman’s work?

A woman’s work?

There was a moment when a piece was waiting for its second firing but instead, was broken into several pieces. In that instant when I stared at the piece while inwardly observing the fragility of the material, the vulnerability of my process and time spent on making...
Harakeke

Harakeke

I have been none stop thinking about harakeke. I finally had the opportunity presented to me to be taught by an amazing woman named Puawai. She passed onto me so much beautiful knowledge about the harakeke plant and about the traditional and sacred Maori ceremonial...
exchange

exchange

(Judy Darragh studio image 2017) a word from Judy Darragh A handshake so far….. Jen and I skype and talk about how the studio is going, she shows me pieces made and half made, we talk about lots of things. The studio is a private space of making where we can dare to...
shell

shell

In my discussions with Judy, we have talked about our shared interest in use of paua in new Zealand jewellery and the rich history that surrounds it. I feel the pull to explore this further in my own work especially in relation to acknowledging the influence of my...
Brace yourself

Brace yourself

Brace yourself – get ready for the roller coaster ride of creativity. This year I returned to creating from home.  I’m finding new ways of working and yes, procrastination techniques too.  In my city based studio, to fill in time I could chat to studio...

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