Sunset at Myrtle Point Vineyard.

I’ve made forming stakes, 3 forged spoons, well and truly fixed my hammers and done a lot of talking in the past week.

Hendrik and Kerryn have humbled me with their generosity. As have the Lightfoots who own Myrtle Point Vineyard where I am staying.

Kerryn took me through her work on Saturday. Having not known a lot about her practice before I came here it was a revelation to see the breadth of scale and subject she has tackled. Her sculpture and jewellery works are both meticulous and evocative and have an uncanny knack of conveying mood or emotion. It’s very different work to Hendrik’s; highly skilled and beautifully constructed but often whimisical, very feminine and there’s a lot of implied movement.

Over the weekend I’ve been designing a vessel, which will form the basis for a new series of works I will continue to explore when I return to Perth. The design, raising and fabrication of this piece will comprise the lions share of the physical work I do over here with Hendrik. I’m really looking forward to getting started.

Have a look at the invite for the show I am in, opening at FORM gallery in early April; Signs of Change!;

Hope you can come along to the opening!