Releasing objects

This is a collage I made some years ago. It’s called 17 years in 98 pieces. From childhood until my early 20s, I collected mementos that...

Clay Stories exhibition

Clay Stories is a touring exhibition of contemporary indigenous ceramics from five remote Australian communities: Hermannsburg Potters in...

Tiny studio

In my backyard sits a tiny house. Tucked into the corner between the carport and fence, under the shade of a lilac-flowered paulownia...

Botanical ceramics

When I started making ceramics, I had no preconceptions about what I wanted to make. It was all just play: getting my hands into the clay...

Creative rebirth

More than anything, I'm driven by curiosity and a deep desire to learn. This desire led me, three years ago, to take on a job and...

Textures of Sam's Island

Just off the coast of Dampier, Western Australia, a castle of red stone, coral and seashells perches on a tiny island. This was the home...

Suburban Dreaming: a haiku sketchbook

Last year I visited the Brooklyn Art Library, home of a brilliant public art project, The Sketchbook Library. Over 41,000 5″x7″...

Church of Peace

The Church of Peace in Swidnica, Poland, is the largest wooden church in Europe. It was built in 1657 following the end of the 30 Years’...

Gnomes of Wroclaw

I’m in Wroclaw, Poland. Gnomes are everywhere. Foot-high bronze gnomes leaning against walls, standing on doorsteps and sitting on window...

Museum of Modern Art, NY

I'm in New York trying to cram in as much as I can in 5 days. This is a quick record of yesterday’s visit to MOMA. Temporary exhibits on...

The beach at dawn

An early morning walk at the off-leash beach with my new dog. Unlike a weekend afternoon, when the beach is bustling, at dawn it’s just...

Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens

A trip to Cape Town in South Africa gave me an excuse to visit Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens, the world’s first indigenous botanic garden....

Return to Japan

My first overseas trip, at the age of 19, was to Tokyo, accompanying my Japanese boyfriend while he sought treatment for cancer. I spent...

Paulownia on a dark and stormy night

I know it’s October when my son celebrates his birthday and the paulownia blooms in the backyard. A storm battered Melbourne on Sunday...

Paris - my mind is blown

Ah, Paris. It was my first visit, and after Lyon, Strasbourg and Reims, the culmination of a tour of French libraries. I confess I didn’t...

Snippets of Gove

In January my kids, my mum and I visited my brother and his family in Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula in far north east Arnhem Land,...

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