Interview with Anneliese Hauptstein, Designer and Director of Ice from Ash
For the last few months I have been working on a new collection of work i’ve been calling my “kiln experiments”. Some of these new pieces will be on show from next week at a local group show titled “EARTH”.
I have become increasingly obsessed with transformations of all kinds, but particularly the transitions between physical […]
The oldest surviving evidence of civilisation to be found in contemporary India is that of the Indus Valley Civilisation (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE). These people practiced Arts & Crafts in ceramic and metal to rival the work of the ancient Greeks to come 3000 years later. They had a practice of Rangoli, creating mandalas from sand or petals, that […]
One of the enormous benefits of being part of such a vibrant and creative collective such as Makerspace & Co, is that there is always something going on. And it’s usually pretty amazing. This weeks surprise was being asked to add some of my new works in clay to the Makerspace table at this great […]
I have been asked to part of an upcoming ceramics market, and as my work in ceramics has thus far been experimental only, I have been working flat out for the last few days to get something wearable ready.
The process I have to date is as follows:
- Make piece in stoneware. Add urchin print or […]
I have created some larger pieces to see how a larger body of silver will behave in these conditions.
I have also created some elements that are separated by a channel to test how effectively the silver flows between parts and how functional these parts are once removed.
METHOD:I have created somelarger […]
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be gifted a small kiln by some very dear friends who have always been idols for me. They live on a beautiful property and are some of the most capable, interesting people I know. They are true makers. Always learning new skills, making from scratch and […]
My social calendar has been filled with inspiring events lately as I have caught up with some of the activists leading the charge towards protecting our oceans. Beyond simply sharing on their particular fields of expertise and the causes they are passionately campaigning for the reason behind the current push has been to raise awareness […]
I LOVE the colours and colour variations of natural dyes.
I LOVE that people are experimenting with plants in a way others before them have for hundreds of years.
I LOVE that consumers want to make a difference and buy something that’s better for themselves, their kids and the earth.
There are, however, some draw backs to natural […]