Wednesday, February 24, 2010

reasons to be cheerful - a bittersweet bombshell

Sometimes, after a long day at work, a girl just needs a drink. I never say no to a Tom Collins, but was inspired by its refreshing flavours to invent the following, and my resident mixologist is always happy to oblige.

bette marie
1.5 oz vodka
0.5 oz cherry brandy
0.5 oz sugar syrup
1.5 oz lemon juice
soda water

Build on ice, in a lovely glass, stir and top with the soda water.
Adjust the measures to suit whether you prefer it bitter or sweet.

PS. Maybe you'd like to try a Bombay Bette, switching gin instead of vodka...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

pieces available at the Gaffa retail store

925 silver, tiger eye, cord
necklace, 2010

925 silver, stainless steel
brooch, 2010

925 silver, quartz, cord
necklace, 2010

woodshed & lamb
925 silver, stainless steel
brooch, 2010

I decided to return to the farmhouse when making work available at the Gaffa retail store. The Midwest Farmhouse series was inspired by photographs from the Great Depression and the music of Tom Waits. I was struck by the bleakness shown in the images and the sinister darkness of the characters and situations Waits creates.
The pieces are made from cast sterling silver, snapshots of things commonly seen around farmhouses. The pieces are small and innocent when seen individually, but suggest a grim narrative when seen together, a macabre twist in the tale.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

new work - coming soon

Thanks to the lovely Zoe Brand at the new Gaffa retail store, I had a grand motivation to get back to my bench. I'll post some photos of what I made soon, but in the meantime, you should really go to Fidelity, opening Thursday 11th, February, 6-8pm.

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence St.
Sydney CBD
N.S.W. 2000