The approach to this gorgeous 100% Wood House began with uniting a timeless material with advanced technological construction. From the frame to the structural columns, to the platforms and façade, pieces were carefully prepared locally off-site before being seamlessly assembled onsite. Timber planks were digitally cut before lining the façade walls, and chestnut trunks that inform the column structures were prepared in a sawmill ten kilometres away before being installed on site. All of these were also purposely left untreated, adding another layer of life and narrative to the patchwork of different timber textures.
“I made this pot because I saw the fires on television and was sad. I was feeling lonely because all of the houses were burning and the animals, some died” Judith Inkamala joined the Hermannsburg Potters group in 1993 and immediately displayed a great aptitude for working with clay and underglaze decoration. Her pots reflect a predisposition for balanced, symmetrical objects, and reveal an accomplished hand in the craftsmanship. Judith is a senior member of the Hermannsburg Potters, and is an inspiring and respected cultural leader for her enduring commitment to the group and her community.
During the first wave of the coronavirus we saw of
Teddy Bears everywhere. The new waves of community spirit, popping up around the
country are gaggles of spoons, adorned with googly eyes, pipe-cleaner arms and
feather hats. Creating these spoon villages or “Spoonvilles”is a lockdown craze
for kids and adults alike.
All you need to start one is some publicly accessible
land, a sign reading “Spoonville” and a character or two. It’s then up to
others in the neighbourhood to make their own cutlery and join the
Seen in Mort Bay Park, Balmain.