Craft or Art
Kiki Art in Clay is run by ceramicist Kiki Vassiliou her work can be found at Eumundi Markets
Mosaics by Brett Campbell www.mosaics.com.au
Available at the Hempothecary: Shop 1/171 Main St, Montville, QLD. www.mrhempy.com
Sand Carved Series
The intention of this work is using the glass as a Three-dimensional
canvas for my drawings. I begin by travelling to wilderness areas in search of old trees that inspire me to capture their story. I have been exploring the National Parks around Noosa over the last year sketching trees and landscape along the coastline. I use felt tip pens to create the drawing and back in my studio I have adapted a photographic process to transfer the drawing onto a polymer. This rubberised image becomes a stencil that sticks to the surface of the glass. I also use glue with a special applicator to draw directly onto the vessel.
In my hot glass studio, I blow the forms with many layers of coloured glass melted onto the surface so that when the stencil is applied I can sand carve back through these layers.
I liken the sand carving to airbrushing in reverse, where the jet is removing colour to reveal what is beneath. Maleny Art Direct Gallery