Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rest Time

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have enjoyed catching up on some of the things I have been making and teaching this year.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and safe holiday time.

My studio will be closed until February 2011 and I will be having a rest from blogging until then too.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Studio Open

Studio Open @ my place this Sunday


Old Grey House

Eucalypt Homewares....

Come and visit us for some beautiful hand made Christmas gifts...

1-4pm in Kensington WA

email for details


Thank you to everyone who visited me at Perth Upmarket and Fremantle Bazaar.

Here are a few photos taken at the two markets...
This is Tanya Cain-Abbs from Old Grey House and me at Fremantle Bazaar on our "Clay & Cloth" stall. We had a lovely few days selling our wares at the relaxed and beautiful Fremantle Art Centre.
Perhaps I should have also taken a photo of the stall on Sunday afternoon, as there was not much left!

These photos where taken at the Perth Upmarket. It was a very warm day, but that didn't stop the Christmas shoppers. My decorations sold like hot cakes and so did my new Floral Ware. It is so nice to get the immediate feedback from people buying my work from the markets. It is very affirming :)

A special thank you to Justine from Perth Upmarket and Marcus from Fremantle Bazaar.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Decorations 2010

Here is a sneak peek at a few of my new Christmas decorations for 2010.

There is a selection at Aspects of Kings Park and Swanbourne News.
I will have "millions" at the next Up Market and Fremantle bazaar.
Perth Upmarket (free entry)
28th November 2010
Winthrop Hall
University of WA
3rd -5th December
Fremantle Art Centre

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New works @ King's Park

Introducing Floral Ware by Eucalypt Homewares.

Currently it is stocked at Aspects of King's Park.
Also featured at Perth Upmarket (Sunday 28th November, 10am - 4pm Winthrop Hall, UWA)

Fremantle Bazaar (3rd-5th December, Fremantle Art Centre)

These beautiful photos where taken by my friend and photographer Claire McFerran.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Clay Classes

Clay Classes for term four are almost finished. This term we made millions of Christmas decorations. The Christmas Family: Joseph (the proud father)
Mary (adorned in flowers)

and a very cute Baby Jesus. These are not glaze fired yet - that's next week.

I have already had enquires about next years classes. Term one we will be slip casting bowls.
If you are interested please send me an email ( ) to go on my contact list. I will be sending out the information email in a few weeks time.
Current students are offered places first then when I know how many spots are left I email my contact list. It's a good idea to respond pronto as they fill up quick :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Porcelain Christmas Decorations

My little Christmas Elf (up from bed for a "cuddle") watched me slave away sanding all my white porcelain Christmas decorations. After a while she decided to help (sand the same one over and over).

Here is a collection of them ready for stringing up and packaging...

Watch this space for more photos of my new Christmas decorations.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Handprint Tiles

It is getting closer to Christmas and people are booking in to have their children's handprints impressed into a clay tile.

They make really nice gifts for Grandparents.
I make two sizes 20x20cm and 15x15cm.
These ones pictured are 15x15cm and fit one small child's hand or a baby's hand and foot. The big tile fits two children's hand or a hand and foot of a bigger child.

To book an appointment email me on

Sommerville Open Day

A few weeks ago Somerville Baptist College had it's annual Open Day. It was a lovely day of activities, food, silent auctions and of course displays of the student's work.

Here is a sample of the work my students made this year.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

MORE Holiday Fun

Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos while everyone was making these bowls. My two girls had much fun with the water and clay after the bowl making, they were covered, head to foot in clay.
It was a lovely morning with kids and mums making bowls, then eating lunch under our shady peppermint tree.
I couldn't resist these two photos (out of the 70) Eve took as we where leaving the zoo.
Oh, and this one of T-Bear in her garden out-fit!

It's sad the school holidays are over, back to work and school and swimming lessons and piano and band and, and... sigh

Holiday Fun

My friend Lowie and I printed some fabric in the school holidays. It is for a surprise quilt, so I won't say too much about it... Except to say I had forgotten how much fun silk screening is!!! A special thanks to Kristie for putting the image on the screen for us XX

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Buy West Eat Best

Eucalypt Homewares is featured in this lovely new cookbook Buy West Eat Best. It features recipes made from local produce by chief Paul Zammit.

You can purchase it from Coles, Woolworths and IGA stores. Happy cooking :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cook Book Feature

Eucalypt Homewares is featured in a local produce cookbook. It is all very exciting especially as I haven't seen it yet! The book launch is this week...oooh....

I have been asked by the publicist to make a number of bowls and platters so it has been madness in the studio over the last week - yes even more so than usual. Above is snap of the studio this morning.

Watch this space for more info....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Five Faves

Thanks to Justine for yet another wonderful Perth Upmarket. She even managed to turn on a beautiful sunny (and freezing) day! Thank you to all of you who came to make it a successful day!

Here's my five favourites for the day...
On my stall it has to be these Reindeer Christmas Decorations - they sold out! Don't worry I plan to make plenty more for the Christmas markets.

Rachel Hancox Designs was the next stall to mine. She designs and makes the most gorgeous children's illustrations and toys. I bought these very cute little brooches for my two little girls.

Petit Cupcake are Perth designed and made dresses. I bought this lovely dress for Eve - it's her birthday soon. They are beautifully made and very versatile dresses.

This bag I bought at Christmas time from Anthea from Yuniko Studio. It has be very well used! Check out Anthea's blog - she makes lovely things for children and adults from found objects and re-cylced materials. Yuniko was at the Perth Upmarket this time - I hope to see her next time too...

And last but not least, my wonderful mum! She is always a star helping me at my markets. Thanks mum!
I must say it was pretty good coming home after a very long day at the market to a husband who not only fixed the leaky taps in the bathroom, but also made a delicious Chicken roast with real homemade stuffing and gravy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Finished For Term Three

Monday night clay classes are yet to collect their work. Here is a sneak peek. How absolutely gorgeous are their finished pieces!!

Tanya's slip cast bowls - Inlay, wax resist, tissue transfer and two tone slip.

Wendy's design was inspired by her daughter's cute flower drawings.

These are Claire's pretty plate and bowls.
Next term we are making Christmas tree decorations and a Nativity set. I will be taking enrolments soon. Send me an email if you would like to be on my contact list to receive info on classes and markets


Claire captured me glazing and loading my kiln during glazing night of the clay classes. Claire is a wedding photographer and one of my clay class students. Visit Claire's lovely blog Sweet Unwrapping Life.