Monday, February 16, 2009

Painting Day @ Mt Barker

What a fantastic day @ Mt Barker. It was so lovely to meet Gail and Don who kindly hosted the first of Gary's' painting workshops on their amazing property on the way to Mt Barker Summit.

After introductions and a cuppa Don took us on a meander down to the creek, which curls around the boarder of the 20 acre property. Although most of the water has gone for now there are still a couple of deep pools of glassy green water hiding along the rocky creek bed. With much chatting and clicking (we were all armed with cameras of coarse) we ambled down, around,under, over and up gathering inspiration for the coming projects.

The country is steep and very dry at the moment but the colours tones and textures of this summer landscape were simply breath taking.

Adding to the special vibe of the day was this little Alpaca (which had been born about 10 minuets before we arrived at the paddock) and it's aunty's.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Peek @ Some Cone 6 Glazes

Not having my gas kiln hooked up has forced me to develop a palette of lively glazes for cone 6 oxidation, which have the feel of life about them that you would normally associate with a reduced atmosphere. Here are just a few examples

Rose Maguire, Ceramics @ the Stirling Market

Ang & Ali @ the Stirling Market January 09
My friend Ang and I have been doing the Stirling market on the fourth Sunday of every month for the past few years. It's always a fun social day catching up with friends and regulars and a great way of getting immediate feed back on our lattest work. Not a great Image I know but I'll update it latter

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PAINTING...One small step for man...One giant leap for Rose!

Although I did do a bit of painting at art school it is not my forte, however life seems to be leading me sneakily towards the 2D.........So tomorrow I'm off to take a series of painting workshops with an Artist (Gary) I met last month at the Stirling market. I'm so excited as I know virtually nothing about the materials or techniques of this medium, To me a glaze is something you put on a pot!
I was initially attracted by Gary's sensitive rendering of the subtle tones of gum bark as that is something I've been working on with my camera for the past few months.
So I've taken the plunge and signed up.......I,ll keep you posted on my progress. Wish me luck

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Rose Maguire Ceramics
Hi and welcome। My name is Rose Maguire Ceramics is my passion! This is my first Blog so for the next few weeks it will be a work in progress as I compile images stories etc, that will illustrate the ongoing life of Rose Maguire Ceramics So please bare with me while I get it together.CheersROSE (ROSE MAGUIRE CERAMICS @ the Blue Door Studio)

My studio sits on the top of a hill in Apple country (LENSWOOD) South Australia amid a proliferation of elegantly barked
gum trees. The Bluedoor Studio is a great space to work in, it used to be the old orchard shed and is what I like to refer to as my '5 Tractor Shed' lovley and cool for most of summer but a bit drafty during the winter months. However I have lots of room to spread out.
A few weeks ago A couple of friends,
Alison and Ang, spent the day up here with me and we had a great time playing around with some image transfer techniques...with varying results. I'll gather some pics to add later..
Although I've had quite a few visitors working up here this was the first time THE BLUEDOOR STUDIO hosted such an event and hopefully the start of many more