Yarra river vessels

This is the final collection of Yarra River walk vessels, made over the month long artist residency at Laughing Waters.  
They are thrown from porcelain + Yarra river water. It's nice to see the different staining of the porcelain... with some have chunks of wood and earth.

This is the forth river I have used in this river cup project now, joining the Ovens River, Merri Creek and Aikawa River cups. I hold on to one from each project, and the rest find their way out into the world. 


going to japan

This is for the lovely Kisato-san and Hide-san at Patagonia Minami Kisaten in Yamanashi, Japan. 
I feel so honoured to put my work in their beautiful cafe. Furthermore, this exchange is not monetary.. for the sale of these pieces, they'll send me some nice Japanese goods in exchange. Incredible. <3


new work (LWAIR collection)

Here is some of the work from the residency. 
Most of these glazes were sourced locally and reflect my time there and this particular project, and can't be repeated.. 
If you'd like to find some pieces  you can visit Mr. Kitly in Brunswick and the rest is going to South Patagonia cafe in Yamanashi, Japan. 
It's so nice to be able to keep the connection with such a special place. Ureshi! 




front door

side door

back door



digging (spring)

In the last week of my residency I was lucky enough to be invited to dig clay on a neighbours property. In what seems like the perfect ending to my residency, this is the beginning of an amazing project which will keep me connected to this area into the future.



one week left

I'm nearly at the end of the residency period. I have one week left. 

For the last three weeks, I've been going on walks to different parts of the river, and collecting water. I carry an etching plate in my backpack each time, and scratch a line in it when I get back. The etching plate rubs against the jars, my back, and just generally picks up marks, scratches and the history of this whole process. When I get back, I throw a collection of vessels from porcelain and the collected water. 

Tomorrow I'll throw the final vessels from collection number eight. 



Today I started using the koji I carried home from Japan. I learnt the homemade sake recipe from Watanabe-san, in Shizuoka, and the miso making method is of course from my mate Hitoshi-san, of Gomishoyu fame. 


Marking a path

The 2-day bookmaking workshop with Learning and Living Panton Hill was really lovely. Thanks to all the participants. 



Left to right: green cup from a little ceramics studio in Tel Aviv, black/blue bowl by Leilani, speckle bowl by Lauren, black/ivory cup by Sue, little white green tea cup by me , white bowl by me (first ever throw), Yoko Ozawa blue handle cup.