Black Fired Homeware
Slip cast using Australian clays. I then place leaves found in my garden and local surrounds on their surface. These pieces are then put in saggars filled with sawdust. When fired the carbon from the sawdust goes into the clay body result in moody black and greys with shots of silver and copper. The leaves act as a resist during the firing so that all that is left at the end is their imprint. All my homewares are 100% foodsafe.
Porcelain Bead Necklaces
These necklaces were created as a result of my floating mosaics. When I finish a mosaic there is always some left over coloured clay. Making beads for jewellery felt like the perfect use of this clay. A collection of these necklaces are available in my Etsy shop. Just click on the ‘shop’ tab.
Floating Mosaic (North Curl Curl Swimming Pool 2014)
My floating mosaic sits at the razor’s edge of fragility and strength. Small porcelain tiles have been stained using various oxides and commercial stains. These tiles are then joined together using black metallic rings. The image it creates is suspended within an anodised aluminium frame where it seems to float and flutter allowing the scene to come to life.
Grungy Little Beauties
This contemporary range of porcelain jewellery is made of oxide stained porcelain tiles on a stainless steel mat black chain. All the tiles and chains are handmade and can be customised upon request. Wear them with your best death metal tshirt and jeans or go girly, like I do, and put them on with a slinky, silk dress.