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Little Tree Studio Ceramics Journal

Cabin Incense Burners

New Cabin Incense Burners are now available at the Little Tree Studio Shop $50. Watch the smoke below from the chimney as these handmade Cabin Incense Burners fill your home with wonderful and exotic scents.

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Not the only clay in the village

As part of this year’s Canberra Pride SpringOUT Festival, you are invited to a special art exhibition showcasing the talents of local LGBTQIA+ ceramicists and clay workers, which will be shown at the Canberra Potters Gallery. Opening night on 6:00pm Thursday 13th October. Responding to the way in which all of us engage with our rainbow community and the wider community around us, this exhibition theme “Not the only clay in the village” gives participants an opportunity to explore...

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Delicious Probiotic Fermented Mushrooms

I love fermenting things which is why I make my own fermenting pots. Fermented foods are tasty and so good for you. If you're a mushroom fan, this adapted recipe I use from Milkwood in Australia is delicious. This simple recipe uses a ceramic fermenting pot - like the ones I make - and basic biological pickling method of lacto-fermentation, which relies on little more than salt, water and time. Easy and totally worth it!

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Zanzibar Zenzi Plant Care

This plant is tough and thrives on neglect, making it perfect for the forgetful plant owner. This hardy plant is able to survive for months without water and will grow well in low light and hates the direct sun.

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Pickle Plant Plant Care

Easy to care for the Pickle Plant is a low growing trailing succulent. This Delosperma produces bright yellow flowers and green fleshy leaves covered in fine white hairs giving this plant its unique appearance. The Pickle Plant likes the outdoors in a bright sunny position with dry conditions.

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BOOK REVIEW: Pottery You Can Use By Jacqui Atkin

Making tableware is as much art as it is skill and know-how. Everyone who owns a beloved cup that has just the right handle, an agreeably "deep" cereal bowl, or a plate that fits perfectly in the dishwasher knows that once you've found these pieces, you wish you had more of them.

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Kaleidoscope Exhibition

Kaleidoscope is a community visual arts exhibition celebrating LGBTQI+ pride at the Belconnen Arts in Canberra. Photo: 'Come as You Are' Street Scapes by Alexander Thatcher Little Tree Studio.

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How clay helped shape colonial Australia

It's been over 250 years since James Cook sailed into Botany Bay on the Endeavour, kicking off a series of events that resulted in the British arriving and staying uninvited first at Warrane (Sydney Cove) in 1788, and later at numerous locations across the continent.

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ACT Arts Activities Funding

Arts Activities funding is available to ACT-based artists at all stages of their careers and to organisations providing the Canberra community with opportunities to engage in the arts.

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Be Inspired Without Copying

Image: Legged Bowl by Alexander Thatcher. As artists, we always have our antennae up, ready to be inspired. When it comes to the work of other artists though, it can be a tricky tightrope to walk. It’s all too easy to love another artist’s work so much that it unwittingly or otherwise seeps into our own. Especially since, as artists, we’re curious and always want to be developing our skills and abilities. 

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