University gives me a lot of different avenues to explore for assignments and I have had a stroll down historical alley this year.
My first issue of Inside History Magazine arrived this week – and I am loving it. Its full of info on researching family trees. Its a wedding issue this quarter and has some great tips on digital tools.
While usually a Ceramic Artist I have been working on an assemblage in relation to a relative who died at the young age of 19 in World War 1. It seemed even more poignant with the loss of five Australian soldiers in Afghanistan this week. My heart goes out to their families. Here is a sneak peek of some of the memories I am capturing in my tribute “Discovering Ernest”
And as always ceramics takes up a large part of my time. I have been doing some throwing lately and have been experimenting with slip trailing. It is very meditative but a helpful hint – It is important to get the consistency right. Too thin and it slides all over the pot – Too thick and it clogs up in the sliptrailer. But it’s fun to have a go at it.
And don’t forget to check out Mud Colony this week – You never know what they are up to.
Happy clay days everyone