What About that Pink Volcano?

What About that Pink Volcano?

In late August, I had gone so wide on technique and making, I was left thinking what have I done?  Perspective had left me. This is where having access to a mentor and being part of the Handshake project came into its own. I contacted Francis, sent her with images and...
Enamel Crush

Enamel Crush

About midway through the year, I started experimenting with enamel. Object collection and use is both a reoccurring theme and constraint in my work.  I started finding old enamel dishes, hammering and cutting them up and reapplying the crushed pieces of enamel, firing...
Musings

Musings

Art has its muses and jewellery has its relationships.  Part of what happened in the studio this year was making jewellery with certain women in mind. Helen Clark was Francis’ first suggestion.  She was joined by the eclectic mix of Jean Batten, Grace Jones,...
Material changes bring challenge and enthusiasm

Material changes bring challenge and enthusiasm

Sometimes its hard to know when I have exhausted the limits of a material.  Changing from one material to another can create a breathing space, open other doors and let more possibilities unfold.  Other times its a way of avoiding a technical challenge or not knowing...
Transforming an object with more than one medium

Transforming an object with more than one medium

Transforming an object into a completely new form is immensely satisfying.  Equally I’ve discovered is approaching it with watercolour.  Looking at something with liquid paint and then painting it back into existence requires focus and attention to detail.  This...
Nocebo Effect

Nocebo Effect

I haven’t been well recently and the idea of a placebo has taken on a new dimension for me while I try and self-heal. As I’ve been doing further research into the placebo effect I’ve discovered another effect, the nocebo effect. The nocebo effect...
Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect

For the Handshake 4 ‘Leanings’ show at Pah Homestead, I made a series of work entitled ‘Placebo Effect’ with the following artist’s statement: “The placebo effect is a beneficial outcome from an inert treatment. The individual...
workbooks

workbooks

my workbooks are important to me in terms of working through ideas, as a place to gather stuff, process information, jot notes on what I’m reading etc but mostly somewhere to do some good old-fashioned doodling. I don’t seem to cut and paste as much as...
studio visit!

studio visit!

  Judy’s place is a testament to an undying love of kitsch and decades of collecting.       My recent Studio visit with her was an absolute joyful buzz..lots of energy and talking and showing of things, materials, ideas…I see photos from...
Leanings

Leanings

  Blog 16  November 4th, 2017 Leanings, Pah Homestead (https://tsbbankwallaceartscentre.org.nz/)   The install, Pah Homestead Only one day to install and the opening in the evening.  There were a lot of nerves as we gathered at 8.00 in the morning, but everything...

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