Saturday, January 29, 2011

If I had a real job...

... I would be happier about this.

I would be happier because I would not be experiencing the combined frustrations of post-Christmas bank balance blues and a New Years resolution to cut back on my art buying.

And I would be exceptionally happy because I would be battling it out in the ebay auction room (one of my favourite pastimes) to procure more beautiful things to surround myself with. And all with the knowledge that my fantasy salary would be supporting a worthy cause.

As it is, I will lustfully drooling over my monitor and dropping hints that my birthday is coming up soon and as I was overseas for a recent milestone birthday, perhaps someone... anyone... might feel the right combination of guilt and generosity and BUY ME THIS...

Marilu Guzman "Box and Vases"
Starting bid : AU $30.00

Hand built, dry glaze
Box - 21 x 11 x 8 cm
Vase - 14 x 8 x 4 cm

Or this...

Kevin White "Vase"
Starting bid : AU $200.00

22 x 19 Diameter cm

Or this...

Ayumi Horie "Crocodile Mixing Bowl"
Starting bid : AU $100.00

6.5 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm

 Or this...

Dawn Whitehand "Fibonacci"
Starting bid : AU $ 50.00

Wheelthrown & manipulated, Volcanic glaze.
30 x 16 x 16 cm

Or this...

Janet Mansfield "Teabowl"
Starting bid : AU $20.00

Woodfired in anagam kiln.
H 9 cm

Or this...

Jane Sawyer "Stretch Series platter"
Starting bid : AU $50.00

Slip coated Red Earthenware
50 x 8 x 20 cm

Or this (Oh Yes! Most especially this)...

Vipoo Srivilasa "For the Future"
Starting bid : AU $ 200.00

H 22 cm

Or this...

Shannon Garson "Paddock Jug and Paddock Bowl"
Starting bid : AU $ 70.00

Porcelain, oxide, glaze, underglaze
Jug - 23 x 10 diameter cm
Bowl - 8 x 12 diameter cm

Or this...

Gerry Wedd “Thylacine Thong”
Starting bid : AU $ 90.00

Glazed ceramic
Cobalt decoration
Womens 9 (25 x12 cm)

Or this...

Kenji Uranishi “Tower Block”
Starting bid : AU $ 100.00

5 x 14 x 17 cm

Such low starting bids!! And so many more to choose from
All the relevant information can be found here. And here's link to the facebook page which seems to be visible to all regardless of whether you are a facebooker or not

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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To start the year off I'm going to do some back tracking and link to a few interviews I did that appeared on the webs last year. Who knew I could talk so much!

Craft on Foot is an initiative of Craft Victoria. It's a podcast hosted by Kate Rhodes and it offers a self-guided audio tour of my hood - Flinders Lane. (although perhaps not for much longer. More details as the year progresses). I talk about my experience of working in Flinders Lane over the last 16 years!!! (listen out for me shooting my mouth off about our greedy landlords - this might come to backfire on me someday)

The Audio Design Museum was put together by Object in Sydney and is a library of Audio tours of the design precincts of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Vivianne Stappmans, of the Design Guides, came up to the studio and interviewed Nicky, Cass and I and we appear in the 'focus on jewellery' podcast under the Melbourne tab.

I did a graduate profile interview for the School of Performing and Creative Arts at Deakin University. I'm not a graduate of Deakin but I'm a graduate of somewhere so they used me as an example of a successful (cough, cough) arts business! It has a kind of business focus so is less interesting than the other two.

And here's a picture...

Humph was chasing the rats in the lane behind the Nicholas building and was spotted by a professional photographer, PJ Santiago, who wanted him for his portfolio.

Chadwicks here we come.