This week I want to introduce you to ceramic artist Pattie, the gorgeous Aussie creator behind PMCeramics.
Now I come to my favourite part of the Friday Friends feature, time for me to share some of Pattie's beautiful creations that I uncovered when snooping around her online stores !
In a modern world where so many things are disposable, I really do love the idea of these sweet bottle tags - they would certainly outlast the sticky labels you can buy and they are so so cute. Bright and cheerful, they would make a lovely addition to the kitchen of any foodie you know.
Welcome to PMCeramics which is me Pattie Murray a visual artist based in Brisbane. I was born in Newcastle, NSW and have seen a fair chunk of our sunburnt country. The only state I haven’t managed to visit yet is WA. I love to cook and the only items I really detest are ginger and lemongrass. I am always conscious of the environment with respect to my work as an artist and as an Australian.
One of Heidi’s home’s by Fleur Schell (I own the middle one)
I love making functional items that are useful as well as beautiful. In the fast paced society of today I feel the handmade pieces are more important to connect use as humans. Handmade represents an investment in time and love of the maker. An intrinsic value added to the piece and gives the handmade a soul. There is always something to discover in a handmade piece. A piece of information you may have missed at the beginning. Maybe a slight height variation in the handmade coffee cup set, the decoration is similar but not exactly the same, these are little changes that can determine one cup being your favourite over another in the set. These are some of the undiscovered treats of the handmade.
Porcelain Bowl ‘Fireworks Series’ (I fell in love with Australian Southern Ice porcelain in 2008 and use this clay exclusively for all my pieces)
All my pieces are made by hand either on the wheel or hand built. I don’t use any mass production methods. I have spent many years throwing and good throwing takes a lot of practise. I make items that are a reflection of me. If I see a piece by another artist I love, I buy it. A copy doesn’t have the soul of the maker in it. A good vessel/pot is like a good painting, it loses something in a copy.
I started formal arts training in 1997. I completed my Diploma in 2008 winning a Fusions Gallery Award for my graduating exhibition pieces. In 2009 I participated in 3 exhibitions and quickly worked out one does not live on exhibition sales alone. In 2010 as well as participating in exhibitions and artist market days, I took the plunge and opened an online shop with ‘Bluecaravan’. I love the fact the site is so crisp and clean to navigate. This year I joined ‘Etsy’ and was excited when welcomed into the Brisstyle Street Team and which allows me to participate in major artist markets in Brisbane. I am looking forward to my first Brisstyle Twilight Market on the 28th of October.
| Clockwise from top left : Porcelain Bangle, Porcelain Beaker, Porcelain Spoon,|
Porcelain Heart Trinket, Porcelain Button, Porcelain Pendant, Porcelain Button
Want to see more of Pattie's lovely work ? You can buy her pretty porcelain things here :
Blue Caravan : http://www.bluecaravan.net/pattiemurray/
ETSY : http://www.etsy.com/shop/PMCeramics