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 ( who gave me heaps of help and support on the day and beforehand, the artisan matt ( who built my beautiful shelving and support blocks – hours of work there to give me a silken finish – and also shane ( 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 ( who had her exquisitely designed and made knitwear (on her knitting machine!) and youssef tayeb ( whose delicate 3d printed nylon jewellery was on display. there was also kate hill ( 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 : )


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