Thursday, May 9, 2013

Book making workshop : June 22!

I know, I haven't run a workshop for ages and I have a number of people who have requested a stitched spine book making class. 

so.......... here it is, all this, and a yummy home cooked lunch and morning tea. 

what better way to spend a winter saturday?! 

Stitched book making workshop

June 22 2013

                                                       1 day class 

9.30am - 3.30pm

This class explores coptic stitched book making techniques

Maximum of 6 students per class. 
Classes held in Sally’s studio in Balwyn. 
                        Cost $160 for the day includes materials and lunch

rush to book.. email me on

see below for examples of student work from the last class for stitched books!

Friday, May 3, 2013

5 Frames

 I was asked by a friend, whose daughter worked as a teacher in Ernabella Anangu School for a number of years,  to provide some art work for the 5 Frames exhibition.  

5 Frames was established as a fundraiser for the Ernabella Anangu School Ceramics Work Project. Ernabella is a remote Aboriginal community in the north-west corner of South Australia. The Ceramics Work Project provides senior girls in the school with the opportunity to study ceramics as a Vocational Education and Training unit in an environment where employment options are very limited.

 Each frame holds a piece 14 x 19 cm. The resulting art works are sold for $100 each with all proceeds and donations going to the ceramics project. 

The opening of 5 Frames 2013 is on Sunday May 26th at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club. The Club generously provide us with the venue at no cost and works will be exhibited until the end of June.

Here are my contributions. Get down to Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club to view the whole exhibition from may 26 until end of June

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Windows and Doors

Fiddly little books.. what was I thinking!?

This week I have been cutting small pieces, my glasses have been in full use! Gradually I have been filling each window of the French house box with tiny little books.. why did I make so many windows?
Anyway questions about my sanity aside they are all slowly coming together. 

Here is a little taster of the pieces I have been making. 

The overall theme of these books are windows, doors, thus shutters, ironwork and views.