We had a great 11 Saturdays of learning, talking, eating and seeing other people's ideas come to fruition and seeing what porcelain can be. It can be a beautiful white translucent body in reduction firing, but it is a hard task master, harder to pull up to the height and thinness that I wanted my thrown pieces to be, and not forgiving any warping of the cast pots as they came out of the moulds. But for all that, it is a wonderful clay, seeing the blue painting on the little pots make a very ordinary shape come to life. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to have a feel for what porcelain is all about. Robin Best and her helpful staff bent over backwards to give each of us information and a chance to see what we could do during the time spent at the Jam Factory and allowed us to work during the week if we were able to. Thank you all.
I am a sculptor, having completed a miniature of the commission that has been installed in 2009.The Miniature is sold as a fundraiser for the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide as a numbered edition.
The Life sized bronze of Blessed Mary MacKillop was erected in Victoria Square, Adelaide on March 22nd 2009.
My new bronze sculpture of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop has been installed in Sydney NSW on October 17th
I have begun selling a Bust of Mary MacKillop in cold cast bronze which is affordable for schools wishing to have a life size bust of Mary.