|Enjoying getting reacquainted with a well known landscape.|
As a diversion from the pot-making that I've been so preoccupied with for the past two years, I did a workshop called 'The Contoured Landscape' with Ann Ferguson back in February (hosted by Northcote Pottery). Ann makes beautiful miniature worlds in clay. I don't think she has a webpage or blog but there are some great images of her work in this Craft Victoria blog entry which profiles an exhibition she had a few years ago.
My creation in the workshop was a little landscape based on the main features of Hobart. I made it with my kids in mind, especially my daughter, who spent her first three and a half years in Hobart and still has very fond memories of it. I'm happy to report she loves is! She loves putting a little house where ours would be in the landscape and figuring out where her friends houses would be. I made it so that the landscape contours are not fused, so the hills can also be moved if play calls for it! It's a fun and simple process - next time I'll get he kids into the making process, not just the playing at the end.
|My three year old also enjoyed it - his hand here photographed by his big sister!|
Was really great to do something different, but now I'm back to the pots (and loving it).
And today I happened to notice this blog reached 2222 views - if only this was my 22nd post that would be perfect, but alas it is my 21st!