Thursday, 27 October 2011

Mud - My new love!

Have I told you about my latest obsession?

Ive just started a course with the intention of learning how to translate my designs onto ceramics (after years of not wanting to get my hands dirty) I am now elbow deep in mud..... and I love it!

There is something magical about the transformation from clay to pot, and then there's the alchemy of glazing too. I have a feeling that I am about to embark on a new journey of adventure :)

I've discovered you can carve into clay, just like a lino print. The effects are amazing!

Ive experienced a wood firing - now I know why potters love this effect - the ash produced can flavour the clay and glazes (above) and you get different results using the same glazes in a gas or electric kiln.

Above is a 'before' image, the tea bowl is coated with shino and temaku glaze in stripes. And below is how it looks after being fired in a wood kiln.

I love love love it! :)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Design Spark Article


I was flicking through the latest publication of the Design Institute of Australia and discovered an article on the Interwoven Exhibition I participated in earlier this year. To my delight the large image is of my screen printed fabric covered tea pots.

How very cool :)

A big thanks to Pip Wilkinson for organising the exhibition and article.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Canberra Times Review

How marvelous!

My Shibori Silk Stole was mentioned by the esteemed Canberran art critic, Sasha Grishin.

"Kate Ward's Pomegranate, 2011, a sik shibori stole, is another work which holds attention and has its own sense of presence."

To read the article in its entirety double click on the image below.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Works selected for display in home

Some of my prints have been selected by a client for display in their home whilst the house is on the market for sale. Because all the furniture has been removed it made the ideal space to display some of my fabric prints. If you look closely in the picture above you can see 'red knit print' as a canvas on the back wall.

The client was looking for some bold fabrics and my 'knit print' is the perfect feature within the neutral tones of the cottage - hinting at the possibilities the living spaces provide.


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