By Jackie Masters, Apr 5 2018 10:47AM
What a day it has been! Setting up for the Botanica Exhibition down at the Moores Gallery in Fremantle. There are 10 amazing artists in total exhibiting and the work is exciting, fresh and diverse. With 2 lovely fellow potters, we spent the day re-painting the gallery plinths with white paint prior to arranging them and then setting up our work. It was excellent to see the gallery go from a large open space, to a structured and filled area.
There are some people to send a big thank you to and these are Natalie Acton for organising the event and pulling us altogether (even with only a month to go before baby is born), Jacek Gosalves for supporting Natalie, Danica Wichtermann for organising the payment system and Stewart Scambler for his generosity in lending us his own perfectly painted plinths (I love how potters club together!) Also, Samantha (I think) for the amazingly wonderful flyer, you are super talented indeed and your design is one that we all love so much.
Now awaiting opening night tomorrow! We are all super excited. Here are some pics of the set-up, lighting not completed yet, but still looking good!
By Jackie Masters, Mar 17 2018 02:04PM
Well…. where do I start? Maybe with the word EPIC and then START TO THE YEAR! Or maybe I should say ERIC start to the year! It all started with me, as a resident teacher at Perth Studio Potters, being asked to assist with the Eric Landon (Tortus) workshops. Basically, assisting him in running his workshop, pugging clay, talking to students, helping with lunches, cleaning up and getting to watch Eric in between all of that, not an opportunity I could pass up. So…. we chatted about my work and as he couldn’t access my website, the next day I brought some of my pieces in for him to see. He loved them and took two of them, yes, that’s right, Eric Landon of Tortus Copenhagen, loved my pots and will take them back home with him. Well, it didn’t end there, he posted a pic of my pots on his Instagram page (10/1/18) and that boosted my meagre number of followers immensely. Since then, I have worked very hard creating posts and have steadily gained followers and what can I say, I love telling a story and it seems that people must like what I am presenting. So that is the very beginning of my very pottery focussed year. More to tell as well….. soon!
Check out my Instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/masters_jackie/
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