Good morning from Tasmania. We are gearing up another day in paradise down here. Getting ready for the ‘worker bee’, some mates from the area are coming over to help out on a full day of wood cutting and splitting, shelf cleaning and washing, and other general studio chores in preparation for the upcoming firing. #community #adventure @ridgelinepottery
My hosts, friends, Australian parents, and overall awesome people, Ben and Peta at Clifton beach just down from @ridgelinepottery . #community
Processing clay at The Slow Working Institute of Pragmatic Expressionism. The clay we made today is a combination of two Tasmanian materials: a nice yellow clay from Oyster cove and this beautiful plastic white clay from the lagoon at Cremorne just down the hill from the institute. This particular lump is from the batch we dug last time I was here in 2011. #wildclay #ceramics
Making clay on day 1 in Tassie. In the states people often say that bigger is better, which is not always true…but sometimes it does apply to things like wheelbarrows. #wildclay #ceramics @ridgelinepottery
Day one in Tasmania. Not a bad view to wake up to. #adventure
#andsotheadventurebegins #adventure heading to Australia in style @dustinfowlerceramics
Detail of the pathway collage in front of the studio building. #landproject
A view of the land from atop the new barn. I leave for Australia tomorrow for two and a half months. I’m gonna miss seeing spring time at this place that I made. I leave feeling good about the state of things though. The land project has really turned the corner and things are coming into focus. The many piles of things have become things. Buildings, pathways, gardens, stonewalls, fences, and kilns just to name a few. The progress of this winters projects was slow but ultimately satisfying. I feel ready for my grand adventure. Farewell land project. See you in June.
Current state of progress on the party plaza project, complete with newly constructed pizza oven and outdoor kitchen entertainment center shed. #landproject
Detail of some of my granite counter top collage patio work in the party plaza out on my land #landproject.