clockwise: Maria Vanhees, Sony Manning, Jane Sawyer
This past weekend saw Spring spring on us in all its glory here in the northern hemisphere. A drive to Montsalvat in Eltham to see an extraordinary ceramics show was in order, especially combined with a fathers day picnic and frolicking in lovely parkland. 45 ceramicists, curated by Anna Mass of Skepsi Gallery fame - high quality stuff.
I cannot begin to tell you how gorgeous this Jeff Micham bowl is, like a patchwork quilt, an abstract painting, farmland fields = wanty! shame I didn't have $3800. I need to find something small of his to take home with me because really every time I see his work I swoon.
L2R: Janetta Kerr Grant, Dean Smith, Phil Elson
I'm lucky enough to already own 3 beautiful Janetta Kerr Grant pieces which are among my favourites but really I probably need more. The truth is if I was wealthy enough I would love to be a serious ceramics collector! The breadth of work on display was quite staggering and Monstsalvat is a beautiful albeit out of the way venue. The show runs until the 16th so if you feel like a drive it's well worth it. RAMONA