This is my 4th year of participating and it is such an honour, a real highlight on my calendar. It acts as a good reminder of how craft can be a comfort, can provide focus and can mark memory in a unique way.
I remembered my grandfather had been taught mosaics as part of his rehabilitation after a stroke, he was very proud of his craft forays! And Grandpa Joe was as tough as old army boots.
I absolutely loved this wood carved archangel sculpture and was disappointed it wasn't for sale.
already looking forward to next year. Hopefully Harry and the other chaps won't have eaten all the teddy bear bickies by the time I get my cuppa. RAMONAyou can see past years shows here, here and here.
AND NOW A WORD FROM THE SUBSTATION
This is the second year i've been lucky enough get a sneak peak at the Fringe Furniture show in my capacity as judge. Last year's show had some high points, like the oversized rust facet diamond garden sculpture for example... which really was a stroke of genius, and the perfect decon-bling for the urban enviro garden. This year we were treated to another great show, with some of the high points showcased below. This years "the city has a face, the country has a soul" theme may delivered an interesting starting point for exploration, with mixed results. Daniel Bucci's wheat bag upholstered chair, Toby Horroks cardboard log bookshelf and Christopher Goff's repurposed spoon and milk jug lotus light amongst them. However truly it was the new Substation venue that was the star of the show... that and the take away container lighting installation. Three guesses what the staff have been eating for the last few months.
|milking stool chic|
|substation post consumer take away light show|
cricket balls, hay bales, fenceposts and old lace
playing the spoons
separating the wheat from the chaff
granny takes a trip
seeing the forest and the trees