9 days have passed since I landed back 'home' in Australia. It's good to be back. I've been gallivanting around the city with my dear friend, comrade and potter, Adriana Christianson. After a few dates with Melbourne friends, I hopped into Adriana's car and we drove up to Canberra today, for the Australian Ceramics Triennale!
One of the MANY exciting events this week is an Instagram treasure hunt this week, curated by Adriana. If you're in Canberra, follow me (@kathryn.mitchell) and @Trienseek for clues to find the pots! Follow @adrianachristianson too, whilst you're at it.
On Monday we visited Sharon Alpren, then Tuesday saw us heading up to Tallarook to see Sandra Bowkett firing her wood kiln. On the way home we stopped in at Kinglake to visit Yvette De Lacy of Mountain Clay, where she generously invited us to stay for a glorious roast dinner! Yvette and her husband John own a native flower farm - I'm so sad that it was dark by the time we arrived! It seems like a real special place.
Wednesday started with a quick drop-in to Cone 11 at Abbotsford Convent to see Ilona and Colin (seriously talented and motivated throwers, LOOK at those lights!), then we whizzed over to Slow Clay and Northcote Pottery studios via Used Pty Ltd, and onto Daylesford to see darling Bridget Bodenham! Full ON!