Sunday, October 9, 2011

Modern Relics - Townsville 2011

A few weeks ago I spent a week teaching in Townsville, Queensland. I had an amazing week, with a class of fun and really talented students.

I have never travelled with so much luggage before.  I think I spent the whole time apologising to everyone who had to handle it.  I am much more of a one bag kind of girl.

Here are some photos of some of the work from the class.  Hopefully I have matched the right person's name to the right work.  If I have made a mistake please let me know.

Christina Bahrdt
Christina was my partner in crime all week and kept me sane with early morning trips for good coffee and seed pods.  Thanks Christina.  Have a look at more of Christina's work at Studio Indigo

Lyn was a Townsville local and it was a joy having her in the class. My favorite pieces of hers was this cast silver pendant.
Wendy travelled down from Cairns or the tablelands (sorry Wendy can"t remember which)  I seem to remember her and Kes having a fun adventure on our half day.

Jan was another local and another lovely person who took myself and Pam Croft out for an afternoon of fun and seed pod collecting.
Kes is a jeweller in her own right and once I got over my nerves of having someone in the room who knew how things should be done, not how I do them, she was great value. 



Linda and Gitte made the trip from Brisbane and again created some gorgeous work during the week.


Joan- What can I say about Joan.......  Joan created some absolutely gorgeous pieces during the week but I did not get a chance to get a photo of her pieces.  (Joan, you thought you got away with it)

 And saving for last Estelle.  Estelle and her husband Warren drove from Darwin to Townsville.  I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed their company.  I will show you some of Warrens work later.  I will not be able to show you his amazing t-shirt basket as I am not sure if you are allowed to have an x rated images on blogs so you will just have to use your imagination.

Thanks everyone for such a great week I had a wonderful time with my students and the other amazing tutors who I will talk about next time.