Here is a bit of a photo journal
to remind myself as much as anything
and also to show my respects for a noble year.
A January outing for my husbands birthday
Various workshops at Sandy Lockwoods
A quick visit to Melbourne to go to the Pottery Expo
Where I purchased the lovely work of Katy Mitchell (below)
and Ana Maria Jensen @ on instagram (below)
and then another trip to Melbourne only a few weeks later
to support my husband who was participating in a TV quiz show
I so love the trams in Melbs
Wish our Blue Mountains trains ran like this
and I am so much in love with the stained glass at the Melbourne Art Gallery
A birthday excursion with my eldest Grand daughter
while her parents were busy moving house
Sandy Lockwood's PhD exhibition at Woollongong Uni
was a great inspiration
and it was also lovely to see May Barrie's sculpture in the grounds
May was my mums long term friend from art school in the 1940's
A visit to dear dear friend Mieke 90+ years old
I have BIG love for this inspirational woman/person/artist/gardener.
A visit to my son and his family near Ballina
Easter hat parade preparations
My first music festival at Byron Bay
and pleased to have been introduced to the music of
The California Honey Drops
Big Rain ...Big Mud....
and we got nicely bogged at the festival
which led to Michael getting splattered with wheely mud.
Special time hanging our with my brother in law listening to music
These two got quite relaxed
So wonderful to have time with my son and his family
Spoiled rotten with home made hot cross buns
by my daughter in law The Sour Dough Chick
Back to uni and so enjoyed a life drawing class using wire
and a serendipitous workshop with sculptor Clara Hali led to a whole new body of work
(pardon the pun)
Special 90th Birthday for these special in laws
Farewell to Harry Kiln
and farewell to my little jewellery kiln
Welcome to my new Rodhe Kiln
She has fired 50 times now
since she arrived in May
and doing beautifully
My little mobile Steve Harrison wood/gas kiln "Rocky"
did a lot of hard work through the winter
We had several days of Raku workshops using him
and now that i have the gas sorted out
I have had several high fire reduction firings of my work
I have spent some time making
had a great visit with Benjamin Christianson
Mara did several gigs
Started going regularly to the ACO
(Australian Chamber Orchestra)
with my in laws.
Made lots of organisational bits and pieces in the studio
to prepare for new students and lots of classes
Had my Sister come and play in the studio
with 24 students
8 classes per week
What a gorgeous bunch and
they made a lot of pots!
The garden is doing well
and I am looking forward to having more time in it in 2019.
A 40th year School reunion
eeeeek getting old!
and Christmas baking
I bought a few more treasures over the year
I think there was more but have lost track a little...
And some new tools to start the year
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