Saturday, 26 May 2007
Sunday, 20 May 2007
About two and half years ago I came to Australia. As soon as I arrived, I had to prepare for a show called "Here and There" at Fusions Gallery. That was my first exhibition overseas. I showed my installation work called "Flow" which I made in Japan. The pieces were all hand built. It was a really lovely process to make the same thing over and over again by hand without thinking. Grab some clay, dumpling dumpling, and then pinch pinch!! That's it!! Ha ha!! I'm not saying that process was easy and quick, but you know when you've done something hard like trekking, you remember most of the good things. Even if you had thought "oh no what am I doing?" or "I'm not going to do this again!!" at the time.
Monday, 7 May 2007
My new home studio is getting more studio like. Recently my lovely small kiln was finally connected and I did a few test firings. And the result wasn't bad at all! It's a slow but really exciting process to set up my own studio. I feel quite relieved now. My studio is getting used to being with me, and I'm getting used to being in my studio. There needs to be a good relationship I think! Little people look so interesting when they are laying down or standing next to each other. I feel like having a chat with them, but unfortunately they are very quiet. So I always turn the radio on (ABC radio national). It's great! I feel like I'm studying English wile I'm doing ceramics. But I'm still not 100% sure what are they talking about all the time (ha ha!). But I think I'm getting better and better.