Its the Australian Ceramics Open Studios again, potters from across Australia will be opening the doors to their studios and welcoming the public and fellow potters to come in for a chat.
I'll have my doors wide open, we can chat all things pottery, you can see my set up, I'll have work for sale and complementary biscuits from Sfoglia (I can't wait to eat them) there is tea available form the Canberra Potters kitchen.
Please note my studio will be open 10 - 4 on Saturday and 10 - 2 on Sunday (I will be teaching wheel basics two from 2 - 5pm in one of the Canberra Potters class rooms, this is a pre booked class. If you're interested in taking a class please visit www.canberrapotters.com.au
If you would like to turn your weekend into a ceramic tour you can download the NSW and ACT map and studio list at the bottom of this post.
See you next weekend!
Thanks to all the lovely folks who signed up for the upcoming workshop I'll be running in May 2018! It blew me away that the workshop at Meet Gather Collect sold out in such a short time!! If you missed out don't worry, we're planning another two this year and we'd love to see you there x
I'll be sure to send a link to folks on my mailing list so you get the chance to book in x
If you haven't already sign up to my mailing list on the About + Mail tab.
Have a wonderful day xo
DESIGN Canberra Festival exhibition
Collaborative Projects brings together the five residents of ‘Six Wiluna’ and five ceramicists, pairing skills in furniture making and ceramics to create new work.
The curated exhibition celebrates the collaborative nature of contemporary craft and design, providing an opportunity for experimentation and innovation and producing work that embraces unique couplings of materials and techniques.
Eden Reni / Sam Ryrie
Richilde Flavell / Rolf Barfoed
Katrina Leske / Pete Bollington
Mahala Hill / Nick Harper
Andres Caycedo / Elliot Bastianon
You are invited to our opening night, Wednesday November 8th at 6pm.
08—16 November 2017
16 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
DESIGN Canberra Festival Open Studio event
You are invited to visit four open studios in a single location, see behind the scenes as to how eight individual craft, design and visual artists work with clay from sculpture to tableware, interior and exterior design .
Featured makers include FRattempo, Linburn Handmade, Jo Victoria, Andres Caycedo, Curiosity Smith, Lesley Lebkowicz - wild clay, Alya Khan and Girl Nomad Ceramics
To enhance your experience we will also have a collaborative event, bringing together makers of ceramic tableware, local tea blenders Endeavour Tea and florist Peonynpearl to indulge your senses in an intimate and thoughtfully curated market in the gardens of the Watson Arts Centre.
Many thanks to The Garden, botanicus perfectus for supporting our event.
Saturday, November 18 at 11 AM - 4 PM
Canberra Potters Society
1 Aspinall St, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2602
I was thrilled to be contacted by Belinda Neame from Her Canberra for the article Makers Mark. (even if you can't see it in the photo, I was a bit nervous :)
If you would like to peak inside the work of some terrific makers do have a read or pick up a copy of Her Canberra Magazine if you want to see more pictures than can be seen in the online version!
+ you get to read about Alison Jackson, Hannah Gasson and Peter Bollington
It is so nice to get a glimpse into the life my pots live after they leave the studio, today I had the pleasure of reading about Lean Timms journey to photography and seeing beautiful pictures of her home.
You might like to see the pictures and read the article on Design Sponge .
This image is from Lean's Instagram and has one of my bottles on the bedside table.
I hope you're having a lovely long weekend :)
This Saturday August 26th is the Australian National University (ANU) Open Day. From 10am til 3pm the ANU Schools of Art + Design (SOA+D) is holding an Alumni Market as part of the open day events. The address for the SOA+D is 2 Childers Street Acton, Canberra. + A link to the SOA+D information
This Saturday you can also have a go at throwing your own bowl on the pottery wheel in the Ceramics Department, the Print Media and Drawing Department have a print sale (my favourite part of Open Day), see student work on display in every department, visit the Art Gallery and explore the fantastic art deco building. See you there :)
You're invited to come by my studio on Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of August, to see where I work, projects in progress and I'll have some work for sale as well.
Come to Studio 7 at the Watson Art Centre, 1 Aspinall Street Watson - 10am - 4pm
There are Open Studios all across Australia this weekend if you're not in Canberra you can search for Open Studios near you at Australian Ceramics Open Studios
Below is a list of other open studios in Canberra
In June, next week in fact, I'll be heading down to Melbourne with a bunch of talented designers selected by Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre to represent the ACT in Front / Centre at Denfair, a boutique trade event and leading destination fro contemporary design in Australia.
ACT designers headed to Denfair are Kate Nixon, Rene Linssen, Chelsea Lemon, Elliot Bastianon, Christina Bricknell, Andrew Carvolth and myself, You can read more about Denfair online at Green Magazine.
Stop by and say hello if you're are in Melbourne :)
What's with the name?
Girl Nomad was my myspace name when i was hitch hiking my way around Europe, so the name has a nostalgic sense of adventure attached to it for me x Richilde