Pollination; summer buzzing.

Summer! It’s hot and there’s a lot happening. I don’t have time for many words but I thought I would give you a little pictorial of my work-life happenings over the holidays…

I have moved into a new studio! It was hard to leave this little beauty…

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.. but look how much space I have now! Thanks to my papa I have perfect shelving and tool bench.

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It has a little gallery at the front!

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This room is holding a few of my works-in-progress and some cool bits and pieces from local friends.  There are always things coming and going.

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Like people.

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This is the awesome crew from Together Dreaming – Boolarng Nangami Arts & Culture Studio from Gerringong. I can’t tell you about the project we’re cooking up here yet but it’s a biggie!

I ran some workshops.

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This one was at beautiful Royalla near my hometown of Robertson.

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I knocked off a couple of overdue commissions. (with love!)

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Playing with copper and patination.

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I put some work in galleries. This show – New Design 2 -  is on until Feb 3rd at Sturt in Mittagong. There are some amazing designers and makers in there.

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I was playing with texture and pattern.

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Really playing!

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I also made these lights for our kitchen.

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Actually, I made them a few months ago but realise it was time to post a pic or two.

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Most importantly I did some camping and down home time with these people.

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Oh and we harvested our first honey from my birthday beehive. Such sweetness.

And now I am heading out the door for a music festival and a little beach holiday with those little ones.

Into the new year with attempts at occasional stillness, new beginnings and lots of ideas being pollinated.

Bzzzzz.

P.S. Delivered sculptural pieces today to Goulburn Regional Art Gallery for a group show opening 31st Jan “Efflorescent – A Contemporary Take” It’s all artists working with or depicting flora -   I will keep you posted on that.

18 thoughts on “Pollination; summer buzzing.

  1. Wow! He cried. Who is this earthy and VERY connected, talented person. Why is she hiding her light under a bushel of anonimity. I”ll bet her family tries to jump on her wagon of fame before it accelerates to dizzy speeds! Hang on clever woman! fard…….

  2. Happy New Year Harriet. your new studio looks fantastic..lucky you! loving your work, as always. I’m intrigued about the collaboration…can’t wait to hear/see all about it.

  3. Harriet you are such an inspiration, I took your class at Squam last fall, I am going to attempt to make the random weaved Heart for my daughter’s wedding. I thought it would add to the charm of her southern country theme. Oh and congrats on new studio your pictures are so beautiful
    Dawn

  4. Love love love.
    Your work keeps getting better + better, I didn’t think it was possible.
    I miss you.
    That is all.

  5. Harriet, I took a class with you at Squam and love looking at the basket I made on my bookshelf to remind me of my incredible experience. It’s wonderful to see your latest doings as your work continues to amaze and inspire. May I ask what the base was made of for the hanging fixtures with all the different textures? I’m wondering if I could try that for my dining room….what fun that would be..Many thanks and happy summer to you from wintry Massachusetts!
    Kristi

  6. beautiful – studio – can you feel my mixture of joy and jealousy?
    beautiful work, and family
    i love that you are taking time to be with your family, it goes too fast
    and the gallery, what a perfect set-up
    wish i was a few miles closer, i would love to take a workshop with you
    if you are ever in North Carolina or would like to be, I am sure there are more than enough “random weavers” to keep you busy for a while
    hugs

    • Thanks Maggie! Our best friends have just recently returned from a few years in North Carolina (Raleigh) visiting with family but I never made it to visit them sadly.. Maybe I’ll get back to the States one day… So much goodness there.

      Thanks for your kind words.
      Harriet

  7. What a fabulous space! Will you be having a studio warming party?!

    I really enjoy your blog and work, especially the beautiful natural materials you work with. I weave with flotsam collected from the beaches of the UK so my materials are mainly manmade; plastics deserving a second chance to draw attention to the growing marine debris problem. My cottage is slowly being over run by netting, twine and all manner of plastic oddities, so I’m very jealous of your inspiring workspace!

    Jo x

  8. What a fabulous space! Will you be having a studio warming party?!

    I really enjoy your blog and work, especially the beautiful natural materials you work with. I weave with flotsam collected from the beaches of the UK so my materials are mainly manmade; plastics deserving a second chance to draw attention to the growing marine debris problem. My cottage is slowly being over run by netting, twine and all manner of plastic oddities, so I’m very jealous of your inspiring workspace!

    Jo x

    • My cottage floweth over. Sounds familiar Jo! Do you have a images of your work pulished anywhere? It sounds interesting and so much of the best weaving is in the UK. x HG

      • You can see my blog, http://www.flotsamweaving.com. I’ve got a solo show later this year so am busy beachcombing and weaving right now! I love considering the origins of all the fragments I use in my work, who owned them, and how they ended up in the sea. The waves curate the flotsam, so every walk is a joy, looking for unexpected items of detritus. xx

  9. Loving the textures and playfulness in those new lights Harriet. You’ll be pleased to know my ‘random woven platter’ has been holding centre stage on our dining room table and spilling over with cherries and gorgeous stone fruits over the Christmas break. Drawing lots of lovely comments. Great fun. Have a lovely break. We’re just back from a few days on the coast ourselves. x

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