Man sweeping underglaze on stoneware, from the Men Cleaning series
Kanazawa Garden 2016, slip cast porcelain and underglazeSpeech Therapy 2016, slip cast porcelain and underglaze pencil
Magpie plates 2016, stoneware
Japan – Shiro Oni exhibition
The Hero’s Libations, stoneware, decanter at Gallery Klei’s Handmade Handpicked Wine Decanter competition held in conjunction with Handpicked Wines.
4 March 2016 – 18 March 2016
Finalist in the 2016 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards ‘Growing up in Cyclone Season‘ 2016, slip cast porcelain, underglaze, oxide and mixed media, 25 x 8 x 8 cm each bottle
Artisans in the Garden
9th – 18th October 2015 Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Milk bottle and tea cup, porcelain with stoneware saucer, 2015
Chinaclay- 40 Burnie St, Clovelly 2031 NSW
IMPROMPTU II: 17 – 21 June – Sculpture and other non functional objects.
with Tara Burke, Nick Lee, Agatha Pupaher, Natalie Rosin, Lotte Schwerdtfeger, Catherine Tate, Linda Visser
Opening drinks on Thursday 18 June 6-8pm.
bottle bud vases, porcelain with painted underglaze
Volcano Garden exhibition continues at Published Art
Seaweed brooch 2014 dried seaweed, pearls and clasp, 7 x 5 cm
Blue Water Glass necklace 2014, stoneware, seedbeads, hollandite quartz and silk
I See You necklace 2014, stoneware, seedbead, amythyst and silk
Watermelon necklace 2014, stoneware, seedbeads, coral, amber and silk
Volcano Garden, at Published Art from December 2014- New Year
New Tree bottles waiting for the kiln
Volcano Garden ring in process
In this current project, Sassy Park is interested in changing the perceptions of traditional jewellery materials and also the permanence of jewellery. Exploring natural and unconventional materials to make functional pieces is a way of playing with the recalibration of our value systems. Just as expensive jewellery is treated with respectful care, so too should the delicate beauty of lichen and the often overlooked natural environment on our doorstep.
The fact that the materials are not ‘forever’ moves away from the idea that we will have something that lives beyond us. This also reflects on the provenance of these materials which we now think of as impermanent; the snow gum landscape, the pumice raft floating across the Pacific Ocean, the lichen, seaweeds – vanishing aspects of unseen and rare environments. These new works will be part of ‘Cultivate’ at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney in October.
Mt Perisher Long necklace 2014, lichen, glass, silk,118 cm long Cultivate, 4-14th October, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Alexandra necklace 2014, snow gum leaves, pink coral, glass, silk, silver, 50 cm long
Snow Gum Shell necklace 2014, snow gum leaves, shells, glass, silver, 69cm long
Pumice Raft necklace 2014, pumice, silk, 99 cm long
Compassionate Voices is a unique exhibition celebrating animals, art and creativity
at Koskela opening 14th August 2014
see www.voiceless.org.au/compassion for the auction information
side view of Brush Bronzewing and Red-tailed Phascogale bowl 2014 showing the Red-tailed Phascogale
Yoga Bowl 2014, painted slip-cast porcelain
Menopause Memorial tea towels are available as a limited edition.
10 – 18th May 2014 Menopause Memorial Ware and Other Souvenirs China Clay Gallery, 40 Burnie Street, Clovelly
Snow Gum Necklaces, Lichen Necklace and Lichen Feather comb, 2013-14
Hot Flush tea cup and saucer, Stoneware and underglaze, 2014
Drip cups and bowls 2013, porcelain and gold lustre
Pink Drips on the sink, porcelain slip, 2013 19th – 27th October 2013 Artisans in the Garden – Lion Gate Lodge, Mrs Macquaries Road, The Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney 1963 necklace, silver & onyx on silk, commissioned 2013
Lotya enjoying her necklace, silver & peridot on silk, commissioned 2012
Dachshund brooch, porcelain, commissioned 2013
Musk Life saver necklace, porcelain on silver chain
Drippy, porcelain, 2013
Drip cups, porcelain and gold, 2013
Commissioned necklaces, porcelain with underglaze and glaze
Life Saver necklace in musk or peppermint, porcelain unglazed with glazed back on sterling silver chain.
Cigarette hairclips and brooches, porcelain with underglaze, lustre
Rings, porcelain, underglaze and glaze
Bluebottle Fly necklaces 2011, porcelain, underglaze and glaze on sterling silver chain
Exhibition – The end of life as I know it 5th August 2011 – An exhibition of new work created in the last three months as part of the studio residency, including A4 watercolours. For one night only at the Trophy Room.
Exhibition – The Curio, sterling by gaffa 16th- 28th June 2010
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