Tuesday 10 December 2013

A trip to Arita, Kyushu

I've recently returned from a really exciting trip to Arita in Kyushu. Arita is famous for porcelain - in fact it's said to be the birthplace of porcelain in Japan. And seeing as how I'm Japanese and all about porcelain - I thought it would be the perfect place for me to visit. I spent almost a week at Happy Lucky Site Kouraku Gama where I was able to explore some new ideas and techniques and meet some great people. My good friend Shin Koyama and his lovely wife Cory were wonderful hosts during my stay too and introduced me to so many interesting and kind people (and some great food!). It was only a short trip, but it's filled my head with ideas...which is exactly what I was hoping it would do. I'm really looking forward to returning to Arita in 2014 if I can.  

Looking Beyond

I was very happy to be invited by artisan to take part in an exhibition opportunity at the BCM Crucible Gallery where my pieces are displayed alongside the beautiful work of artist Phoebe McDonald. Such a clever pairing by artisan's emerging curator Miriam Carter (thank you Miriam!). Take a look if you're in the Valley in the next few days as the show will wrap up soon! (Photo credits: Miriam Carter)

Monday 4 November 2013

15 Artists 2013

I'm very excited to be part of the Redcliffe City Art Gallery's annual acquisitive award this year and to show my work (pictured above) in such esteemed company. The show runs from Thursday 7 November until Tuesday 17 December 2013. I hope you can make it if you're in the area. And even if you're not, it's the perfect excuse to go for a drive to a beautiful part of the world!

Tuesday 23 July 2013

in my hand group show

I'm really looking forward to being part of the first group show at my lovely friend Kylie Johnson's paper boat press gallery in Ashgrove, Brisbane opening this Friday night, 26 July 2013. All of the artist are making a collection of small works...in Kylie's words:

"The show is based around my poem 'in my hand i had a kingdom, in my hand i had yours' and I have asked 14 artists to create work that is able to fit in a hand. I hope you can make it along to see some small beautiful thoughtful tiny magical work of the artists shown..."

It should be a beautiful show so please come along if you're in the area!

Friday 21 June 2013

Sanctuary installation on the Gold Coast.

I have a little installation in the beautiful dark room space at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery opening on 22 June and running through to 4 August 2013 - such a great opportunity to have my work showing at the Gallery alongside an exhibition by "Australia's foremost architectural photographer", John Gollings: Learnings From Surfers Paradise: A Rephotography Project 1973-2013. 

So if you're around the Gold Coast and are a fan of architecture and architecturally inspired ceramics - please check it out! Details follow below.

A little look at some of the work...