Monday, 7 January 2019

Farewell 2018 you have been a noble year


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










                                     

 

2nd eldest Grand daughter starts school









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 @anamhj77  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
"Betty"



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.
BLISS! 




Made lots of organisational bits and pieces in the studio 
to prepare for new students and lots of classes





                                                              Hung out with family





Had my Sister come and play in the studio



                                                            Had two 6 week terms of classes
                                                                     with 24 students
                                                                        in
                                                                      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!


Some karaoke 



and Christmas baking



I bought a few more treasures over the  year




Roy Chandra



Cath O'Gorman





Rob Linigan






Simon Reece



Rachel Hannan

I think there was more but have lost track a little...

And some new tools to start the year
hand made by TroyBungartStudio.com

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