many hands…

...made beautiful baskets. . Thank you Rebeca Wolkenstein of SoHi Magazine for participating in our weaving day last week and sharing these great photos. See workshops page for more images.

stick work

A wonderful friend of ours is living / visiting family in North Carolina right now which is also the home of  inspirational sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Today, she posted me a clipping from the local arts pages about an installation of his which was inspired by wasp nests and I revisited his website. I found a …

her heart wanders

  If, like me, you covet beautiful interiors, love to travel and see beauty in unexpected places you should definitely get to know the updated website of Australian traveller, stylist, author and photographer Pia Jane Bijkerk.  The lovely pictures above are some of her work. Her images are often sensual, textural, earthy and yet somehow …

golden summer

Hi, it's been a while. I haven't been blogging, because I've been... exhibiting fishing mashing pear & pumpkin growing babies collecting hunting treasures a bridesmaid swimming - waterfall, dam, ocean redesiging my kitchen harvesting materials a wedding guest weaving teaching (by skype!) a bridesmaid again! quoting designing gardening making commissions cooking organising workshops what a …

ancient wisdom

On my birthday last month our wee family of four happened to be passing through Adelaide and visited the SA Museum to see the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. With much delight, we trawled the labyrinthine museum practically skipping from room to room calling out to each other  "hey - come and look at this!"  …

basketry studio

In this studio, I construct sculptural nest-like pieces using mainly a random weave technique and incorporating materials gathered from nature or beautiful things discarded by others. I am particularly drawn to the colours and textures of bark, moss, lichen, feathers, shells and stones and the patina of rust and decaying tin and wire.  Before you …