craft hatch market – wrap up

Posted by fiona mcdonald on June 18, 2012 1 Comment

thanks to everyone who came by or wished me well for saturday. and a huge thankyou to mardi of (bairdborrack.com) who gave me heaps of help and support on the day and beforehand, the artisan matt (mattebaird.wordpress.com) who built my beautiful shelving and support blocks – hours of work there to give me a silken finish – and also shane (archiewoodworks.com.au) who lasercut, colour matched and painted my logo and got it to me on time! i really appreciate the time and effort you all put in. and thanks mum and dad!

the lead-up was frantic so saturday was quite relaxing by contrast and a really lovely way to catch up with friends on the day

the venue was the gorgeous £1000 bend in little lonsdale street which i hadn't visited before - much to my shame. it features a bustling cafe out the front a great gallery space out the back and a theatre upstairs! something for everyone

the crowd was really enthusiastic about ichimu which was lovely although i think some of you are a little afraid to touch porcelain. this is a real shame as it is a beautifully tactile medium and really very strong

the stall holders were all fun and interesting – i must mention my favourites – brianna (jackofdiamonds.com.au) who had her exquisitely designed and made knitwear (on her knitting machine!) and youssef tayeb (sideprojectone.com) whose delicate 3d printed nylon jewellery was on display. there was also kate hill (kateehill.blogspot.com.au) who had her beautiful wheel thrown and hand built tableware at the market

below are a couple of shots of ichimu at craft hatch



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new creations... vessels, bracelets, saucers, spoons – illustrated, stained, glazed

Posted by fiona mcdonald on June 13, 2012 5 Comments

well those midnight candles have certainly been useful lately! the 2am ones have also been great : )

i have been creating new vessels etc and combining quite a bit of illustration with the stains and glazes. below are the items at bisque. tomorrow i crack the kiln and see what has worked and what will be a surprise. fingers crossed

anyway, the contrast between before and after is always interesting... x

 


green ware vessels and bracelets at top, stained and polished bisque ware below

stained spoons and bracelets

 

stained spoons at bisque


these i am really excited about. they are a set with saucers. clear glazed inside...

polished vessels awaiting glaze

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porcelain – unpolished and polished

Posted by fiona mcdonald on February 05, 2012 1 Comment

the attached photos are of the raw greenware porcelain bracelets and then the same polished and high fired finished pieces. i thought it would be fun to compare the stages...

 

 

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ichimu is live! porcelain, semi precious stones, sterling silver, freshwater pearls

Posted by fiona mcdonald on December 17, 2011 3 Comments

the ichimu website is now live and is having a mini physical outing at the harvest textiles market tomorrow
sunday 18 december at 512 lygon street east brunswick, melbourne
10 – 5pm

below is a small taste of what i will have there. i am very excited about this new venture as i have really put my heart and soul into ichimu

i hope you will find something you like : )

xx





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