Translatio Studii (No such thing as Western Civilisation) 2020 by Zac Langdon-Pole
Discovered this fantastic work. This ingenious “shard poem” rearranges ceramic history. On view now Michael Lett Gallery as part of the exhibition ‘the body and its outside’ 2 Jun — 3 Jul 2021.
Things find their way to the garden: terracotta bird bath
Things find their way to the garden: a terracotta bird bath c.early 1980s, abstract expressionist play on notion of ambulatory objects.
Frustum basin design: Camelia_oak leaves pattern
Basin design “camelia_oak leaves pattern” watercolour on fast paper, thinking about the Ko-Kutani glaze palette.
Frustum basin design: George Rignold’s Swimming Pool
Basin design, ‘George Rignold’s Swimming Pool’ pattern 1, water colour on smooth paper. My brother and I learnt to swim in this oyster encrusted tidal rock pool.
Joseph Conrad’s ‘Secret Agent’
Read the final dark chapter of Joseph Conrad’s ‘Secret Agent’ this afternoon. Shelter and sunshine were conducive to a calm state of mind in the face of such dire events.
Frustum basin design: Mountain walk pattern on basin design
“Mountain path” pattern is a memory drawing inspired by the Didthul walking track that winds around and gradually ascends Pigeon House Mountain, Didthul, on Yuin country in Morton National Park.
Blackberries in the Badlands
In the ‘Badlands’, we have managed to control the Blackberries and that’s ongoing. This year the mound we retained yeilds ripe berries.
Where to begin …again
Where to begin …again. Coiling requires patience…OK then: a bowl and a jar. Tick tick tick what next? Repeat process: use up the pack of white earthenware 37. It’s somewhat short, but persevere.
The glint of a music box ballerina winds up the bling and Ebony Russel’s comedic and cathartic “splat” faces put the icing on disappointments.