Timber Memory

It has been a very busy time for us.  We had a very enjoyable Christmas, with family making their separate ways from various places and spending Christmas with us.  What a wonderful time!  But before that I was thrilled to be invited to put items in an exhibition called Timber Memory.

From the Craft site:
TIMBER MEMORY
Timber Memory is a survey of Victorian woodwork from the 80s until now, presenting highlights from the State Craft Collection in conjunction with contemporary timber makers.

Victoria has a long history of timber innovators whose art addresses environmental concerns and sustainability alongside functionality and beauty.

This small survey exhibition presents functional furniture and homewares through to sculptural timber works by some of Victoria’s leading makers.

ARTISTS
David Cumming, Pip Giovanelli, Clinton Greenwood, Sally Gunning, Bob Hammerly, Malcom Harris, Anthony Kleine, Helmut Lueckenhausen, Bryan Poynton, Anthony Prior, Richard Raffan, David Ralph, Anthony Russo, Helen Walsh, Alan West, Jo Wilson,Vic Wood, Damien Wright.

SHOWING
5 December 2015 – 28 February 2016
Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Of course, I needed to make something special to exhibit in such fine company.  And I thank Craft curator, Debbie Prior, for helping me choose those of my works to be exhibited and displaying all works so beautifully.  If you can’t get to the exhibition, my contribution is shown below.

After preparing works for the exhibition and for sale in the Craft shop, after a little clean up for the family gathering at home, and after completing a few urgent home maintenance chores and organising some others, Shane has been busy making furniture for us, starting with another cupboard for our dining room, purpose built for our coffee paraphernalia.  We decided to put in leadlight doors which I have finally completed and which have now been installed in the cupboard (photo below).  I have now begun a new carving project, starting from a bowl I part-turned green some years ago.  We’ll see how that goes.

My thanks to my webpage personal trainer for suggesting the next blog has been well overdue; good to have someone to remind you of the things you have let lapse.

Cheers
Helen

Acer negundo natural edged bowl 285 dia. x 200 high
Acer negundo natural edged bowl 285 dia. x 200 high
Acer negundo natural edged bowl 225 dia. x 210 high
Acer negundo natural edged bowl 225 dia. x 210 high