the paper series

Posted by fiona mcdonald on October 28, 2012 3 Comments

i LOVE paper in all it’s incarnations... with this series i am aiming to get that weightless, papery feel embedded in porcelain. the pieces are actually quite light and yet also unyielding. there is not the give that paper has. this combination of the visual and the physical is very interesting for me and something i want to explore more...


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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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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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