Sometimes the materials want to tell there own story…

Wire burnt in the Black Saturday Fires given to me by a farmer has been sitting in my studio quietly gathering dust until recently when I was looking for something to weave… Some made is way into the base of a nest The rest wanted to tell its own story and all i had to do was hang it on the wall It soft twist and lines of straggling wire creating a 3d sketch

Today i made this…..

Still working the the notion/form of the nest a little obssesed with clay Inspired by last terms teacher challenge –  to make a nest in clay by thinking like a bird (these are the ones i made in class!) I up scale… Its my first attempt at working with clay outside a class situation…. so the test will be in the firing… have i made the paper clay right?… Will the mix of clays i have used work? Whoops i forgot to run a wire underneath the second one…will i get it off the board all those great learning questions…