Tuesday, April 22, 2008

8th International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan

I’ve just had some work selected for the 8th International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan. I have been meaning to enter work in that show for a while now, and kept missing the deadlines. This year I made it with just a couple of hours to spare (thank god for online applications!). I’ve had 2 of my translucent bowls selected for the ceramic art section, one with a recipe for my nana’s pumpkin, pineapple and prune cake on it - I know, sounds kind of gross doesn’t it??! What was it with that generation and prunes? - the other a letter written by my grandmother to my father relaying a story about my uncle almost shooting himself in the foot when he was a kid (image above). Its my favourite letter of my grandmother’s – it just oozes with the characteristic sense of humour and mischief and larrikinism of that side of the family, as well as their knack for story telling. I also had a group of 4 of my patchwork beakers cast in Southern Ice porcelain (below) selected for the ceramic design section. All packed up and posted off today.

11 comments:

Erin said...

Wow, those are gorgeous. Congratulations!

Vipoo said...

congratulation!!!

They are very beautiful.

Did you do your own photograph???

Good luck with the compittion. I want to apply for it as well but kept missing the deadlines!

Mel Robson said...

Thanks Erin, thanks Vipoo. Yeah, it's hard to keep track of those deadlines isn't it! I take all my own photographs these days (is it THAT obvious!!). They probably leave a little to be desired, but I'm gradually getting better!

carole epp said...

congrats mel!
beautiful as always!

pinholeman said...

Your photography isn't too bad. Your work is sooooo amazing it doesn't make that great of a difference!

Mel Robson said...

Thanks Mrs Epp, and pinholeman - regarding the photography, coming from the MASTER i will take that as a HUGE compliment!!

Pru Morrison said...

mel the work is relly beaut, nice one chops

reb said...

Hooray! How nice to be "selected"- must give you a warm glow huh? I think your photos are really lovely actually. And prunes aren't all that bad when used correctly you know.

Bibbi said...

Congratulations! Never managed a dedline yet, next I aim for Korea, CEBIKO. Maybe this time...
Your work is beautiful.

Concrete and Honey said...

Mel - I love your work - I bought one of these a little while back and absolutely love it. Was stoked too find you have a blog! Ceramics, birds, handwritten script..is there anything better?

Sabina said...

Hi there -

I was just trying to do my homework, finding ceramic competitions online and came upon your blog. I love your work and thought it would be fun to make contact. My name is Sabina Magnus and I live in Brooklyn NY. I just started a blog and I have a lot to learn. It is: handmadebrooklyn.blogspot.com


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