Thursday, 21 June 2012

So much to do and so little time!!!!

What a week..... So many things are happening. We are selling our house and we are moving interstate from Perth Western Australia To Adelaide South Australia and I am heading home to Brisbane for two weeks and then to Adelaide for a week to look at schools and areas to live and call home. All of this on top of trying to get organised for my first official entrance in a A Tea Party themed exhibit at the Old Bakery Gallery in Maylands in early August. So when I look at my calendar and break down my weeks I have 2 weeks before I head a way for 3 weeks and then Back for one and then that same week I have to deliver my Tea Party exhibit.... OH MY GOODNESS!! I am beginning to S~TRESS just a we little bit!! And considering I was relying on the 3weeks that I am now going to be away to complete my pieces all I can say is EEEEEKKKKK... But hey what would life be like without a little bit of pressure every now and again... : )

So here is what I've been up to this week....

Tea cups, sugar bowls, milk jugs, coffee mugs, Saucers and little plates all
freshly thrown and warming in front of the heater. It's been raining here nearly
 all week and the temperature isn't allowing for drying so this helps. Oh
plus it keeps me warm too...
Checking the fit of my Tea cup with saucer and
dessert plate. I'm thinking it works...

It's so cold out in my space that I've bought everything into the house.
It's time for Handles and carving and decorating the dessert plates.
And today along with handles this morning I made the
components for three tea pots, 2 cake stands to the left
upside down and 1 large plate on the right...

Aerial shot of the tea cups with saucer and carved
dessert plates...

After looking at what I have done I can see the light. It's cold and it has been wet but I can
say I am achieving my goal and I am happy with the results thus far... Now tomorrow will see me trimming the tea pots and putting them together and then carving there finished design....
Then the cake stands will also have to be completed. The drying process will be crucial and this weather isn't making it any easier. I will have to leave things to dry until the last minute I have possible and then bisque fire with fingers crossed to then be able to move onto the final glazing process... Wish me luck!

And now onto the house for open house inspections and to start research on schools and where we will live in our new city!! Oh this next 2 months are going to be very interesting!!
Thanks for stopping by! Take care ....

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  1. Oh MY! You are a busy bee!
    Good luck with all the moving WOW!!!
    My brother and his wife live in Maylands,Perth.
    I will have to tell them about your exhibition.
    Best wishes with it all

    1. Thank you Sadhana. Yes The Old Bakery has a number of exhibits happeneing all year round and I think they have been having the Tea pot exhibit for a number of years now, and I'm very excited to be apart of it this year!! Thank you again! : )

  2. all the very best for your big sale, pack, shift and settle journey. You may have read via the Colony I'm close to moving to our new town and know very much how huge it is- warmest wishes for a bump free ride!

    1. Thank you so much Lynny and the same to you also. I am dreading packing away my bits and bobs and not being able to touch my clay it keeps me sane.It sure will test me and those around me LOL... Ahh the joys of moving, this will be our 4th move in 5 an a half years!!

  3. Geepers are certainly an old hand at the moving thing!
    Still, im sure it doesn't make it any easier,especially as you seem to have hit your straps lately with the clay happenings!!
    Lots of hugs coming your way :)

  4. Feels like old hat moving and I've found that I get itchy feet every two yrs, I think I've picked up Hubby's life long habit, but every time it has it's ups and downs... All those Hugs muchly appreciated Adriana. But all i can say is watch out Adelaide cause we are a coming LOL... xx

  5. You've had a good week (other than the cold weather!). I love the dessert plates....pretty scalloped edges! Can't wait to see them decorated!

    1. Thanks Brenda, it has been a good week for production. And Oh my goodness it is a little chilly here lol... The heater has had a work out as well as the wheel! I'm looking forward to seeing the dessert plates glazed as well, it's always so exciting! I feel like a big kid waiting to open the kiln after a glazing lol... Hope you have had a great week! : )

  6. oh, wow, what a busy time ahead. I had a time when we moved a lot and it can be a bit wearing so good luck with it all. Love your teasets and look forward to seeing the glazed results :^)

    1. Thank you Anna and it sure is wearing and testing all of the moving... I think I'm atleast getting my head around whats coming up so that's a good thing. I'm now starting to feel excited about it more than nervous now lol...

  7. Hi Annie, I absolutley loooove the cup, saucer and dessert plate! Beautiful!!

    1. Hello Julia, thank you so much. I have to say I'm pretty excited about these pieces and I can't wait to see them finished. But it's always that hold your breath, cross your fingers moment that how you glaze them comes out the way you want or with that amazing oh my I didn't think but yes I love it look Lol... Thank you again for your kind comments! : )