Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Big day out

I had a wonderful day at the
Warrandyte Pottery Expo last Sunday.
I challenge anyone to not enjoy a sunny day
in a place that looks like this...

Even Finn, who I have to admit is not a big fan of ceramics,
had a great time.

The lovely Vicki Grima,
editor of The Journal of Australian Ceramics,
traveled south to take part
and spread her enthusiasm for all things ceramic.

I was quite taken with this work by
Ballarat ceramicist Elise Bishop.

and the beautiful pure forms of Elizabeth Masters.

But it was a trio of Sandra Bowkett's delicately pinched bowls that made the journey home with me. When I capture them well in a photo I shall share, but for now they are happily hopping from mantle piece, to table, to bookcase in the search for just the right spot.


andrew widdis said...

That's a lovely translucency in Elizabeth Masters pieces.

ceramicbits said...

I, too, took home 2 of Sandra's bowls - one wood-fired. A jug by Elizabeth adorns my kitchen shelf after our trip to France last year. The simplicity of their form is very special and they pour beautifully - such a pleasure to use.
I also had a great time at Pottery Expo. It was great to meet so many people. Here's to Jane for her efforts in organising it for the last 9 years.