Some of the collections of tidal detritus that I’ve been gathering on beaches around Australia over the past year.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I’ve spent much of my life exploring the Australian natural landscape, and it holds a special place in my heart. I’ve long wanted to have an image of this place on my skin so that I can carry it with me wherever I go and be reminded of its beauty. Recently this desire came to fruition when Stanislava, a woman whose love for wildflowers probably matches my own, illustrated for and tattooed on me these Australian wildflowers. Although this work is still fresh, it feels as though it has been on me always. I guess in some ways it has.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I’ve added a few of my weavings to my online store. These pieces are inspired by my travels around Australia over the past 12 months, from the barren desert to the lush rainforest and the vast ocean. They are all hand woven using sustainable, natural materials, including found, recycled and locally handspun and reclaimed cotton and wool yarns.
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Lately, it seems that everywhere I look there is floral beauty all around. It reminds me of life’s many beautiful, fleeting moments; I want to capture them all with my hands and my eyes, for that beauty never to fade.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The lovely Sophie from shiko recently sent me a package of her beautiful ceramic tableware to thank me for helping her set up her online store. I first met Sophie at Finders Keepers last year, and I was quite taken by the quiet beauty of her work. I purchased one of her cups that day, and it has been a favourite ever since.
Sophie’s pieces are exactly the kind I like to have in my home: beautiful, simple, functional and thoughtfully handmade. Made to be used, loved and to last. These are pieces that I will treasure for many years to come.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New in the store: pit fired ceramic necklaces. I was lucky enough to be able to access a firing pit on my recent travels to fire these beads with sugar cane, natural oils and wood. The results are so unpredictable – more so than kiln firing. But the results are incredibly beautiful and quite different from what can be achieved using a kiln. I’m so happy with how they came out.
There are a limited number of these pieces now available in my store.
Friday, January 18, 2013
I’ve just added a new necklace to my online store! The Olive Wood Slice Necklace is made using a piece of fallen olive wood that I have cut in a way that enhances the natural colour and grain of the wood. The olive wood is finished using pure olive oil, which brings out the tones and textures of the wood so beautifully. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and this style is limited to only five pieces.