Sorry to follow on so closely from my last post…but time is running out this year and there is heaps to pack in!
The “It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!’ market is on this Saturday at the Christchurch Polytech. Yay, there will be over 80 stalls all with handmade pressies for the elves to pack for Santa. Abbie from The Craft Collective is an amazing market organizer and I am sure that this will be one of the best…especially now that Christmas really is hiding around the corner.
I think that it is amazing when you get a really beautiful hand crafted present. In fact I often think ‘but why?’ when I am given mass produced pressies. I know it sounds a bit snobby but I want someone to feel that they are giving away a real treasure.. .especially when they are spending few and far between pennies…don’t you think?!
So in amongst all the sparkly jewellery, well made kiddies wear and unique art I will be offering up to the public for the first time (nail biting) my new ceramic collection. I have been on a journey of discovery with my pottery this year, experimenting with colors, shapes and techniques.
I have chosen a handful of my favorite color samples and applied them to a variety of vessels and jugs made from 300gms of clay. I’ve really loved making these wee pots because there is next to no clay wastage and the colors evoke the bluey beachy hues of summer. They remind me of one of my favorite picnic spots Corsair Bay, just past Lyttleton. It’s always a very busy wee picnic spot but I’ll let you into a wee secret of mine…if you go mid to late afternoon with a chair that you are happy to get wet with a nice wide umbrella you can plant yourself in the warmed tidal water facing out into the harbor and all those picnic goers behind you squashed onto the beach just disappear…amazingly simple…I know!
Anywho…I will also have my new China White collection which is made from New Zealand China Clay and took a lot of rejects and recycling to get right. They are very subtle and also Scandinavianish…massive heads up to Kirsite Van Noort who inspired me to get moving with experimenting in my studio…wow what a super talent she is…check her out on http://vimeo.com/55531758
and you’ll see what I mean. A super cool pressie and a must for the hard to aesthetically buy for.
And of course last but not least Christmas decorations…ahhhhhh….I love Christmas decorations! They are one of the things that I look forward to seeing every year…and I have been making plenty…so there better be some new homes out there for them to got to…yes you!
I have just finished teaching pottery to all my lovely newbies and when I have finished here I will pop off to bed and dream of new muddy projects…sleep well everybody and see you on Saturday if you are able to…if not check out my shop for a wee treasure at http://felt.co.nz/search/all/thebusyfinch
Corsair Bay…just waiting for a deck chair!
The wee 300gm vessels…beachy right?!
China White…just unloading a kiln load tomorrow…all toasty for Saturday!
Tinker Angels…as my 2 1/2 yr old neice Catalina calls them
They all come packaged in boxes with ribbons…which she keeps giving to my cat, Bessy
who is now sitting on a fairly large stock pile of them…not comfortable but apparently necessary.
Who am I to argue with the young business minds of today!
Butterfly Wisteria Droplets…just sounds nice!
Ooo…these are my china clay finchs…I love these and I hope they fly off to good homes!
And finally for the discerning…simple white and silver porcelain baubles.