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Little Tree Studio Ceramics Journal

PLACE Exhibition Gallery Shop Online

If you couldn't attend my exhibition 'PLACE', you can shop online until 19 May 2024 Belconnen Arts Centre GalleryExhibition Dates  5 April – 19 May 2024Opening time  10am - 4pmMeet & Greet Sunday 21 1pm til 4pm

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ZooGongs Living Houses

These imagined magical ZooGong living houses are each and everyone completely original and carry a tealight candle, creating a warm glow of diversity, creativity and wonder.

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'PLACE' Exhibition

In walls of warmth, our hearts to rest.Where love and laughter are our guests.We work and play, our minds create.A sanctuary, a place that’s safe.Cherish its rooms, our home embraceOur souls to be, we find our place. ~ Alexander Thatcher, 2023 - 

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Recipe : Australian Raspberry Friands

I often refer to the handmade tableware I create as 'Ceramics for Life', and it is one of the reasons I like to photograph my work with food I create in our lovely kitchen in the heart of Canberra — a city I love dearly and call home. This recipe is my own creation for Raspberry Friands and is photographed on some created platters made in my Canberra studio. Friands are almond meal-based cakes. In France, they are known as financiers. It was a French chef working in Australia...

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Magic Water Recipe for Pottery & Ceramics

When you are making pottery, there are often times when you need to attach one piece of clay to another. When joining two pieces of clay together, you definitely don’t want them to fall apart or develop cracks as they dry. One simple way to prevent these problems is to use Magic Water.

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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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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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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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Fired Up 2023: Licence to Kiln

Saturday, 12 August 2023. After a flaming success in 2021 and 2022, Canberra Potters is excited to present Fired Up 2023: Licence to Kiln.  Fired Up is Canberra Potters’ annual festival celebrating Canberra’s ceramics community.

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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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Little Tree Studio at HOLD

19 May – 2 July 2022. Ceramic artists have been invited from throughout Australia to investigate the beauty and sense of intimacy experienced when eating or drinking from an exquisitely crafted plate, or vessel.

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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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