Monday 10 November 2014

Grafton Paperclay Workshop - 8 and 9 November2014

My Walled Secret Garden

Left side detail

Right side detail

I got into Sydney from New Zealand on 30 October and literally hit the ground running.  I had to get myself organised and ready to drive to Grafton just over a week later.  Peter, who had been in Iraq for just under 3 months, was even worse off - he got back home on Friday afternoon.   Jet lag?  What's that??  No matter - we left home on Saturday morning at 7am, heading for a 9am start to the workshop in Grafton.  We had 5 participants and a very busy 2 days was had by all.

Getting started

Peter Sinfield's pristine piece!
Denise's pristine piece!
Denise's left wall in progress
Peter Sinfield's right wall in progress
Yvonne's work in progress
Rosie's work in progress
Rosie wip!

Margaret's dirty wash!

Everybody got all the walls up, clayed and mostly painted.  Nambucca Mini Group is meeting on Saturday week and hopefully we will see most of the finished projects then - so more photos forthcoming!!

We worked long and hard - 9am start on Saturday finished up at 7pm and Sunday was an 8.30am start which finished at 6pm so it was pretty full on but no one had time to complain.  We had a load of fun - a lot of laughs and plenty of good food!  Another whirlwind weekend!

And now - back to the baskets!  I have to get ready for 2 shows in May 2015 - the Sydney Miniatures Show and Kensington Doll House Festival.  These two events should keep me pretty busy for the next six months!  Bring it on!!

Take care everyone.


  1. Looks like it was a great day and everyone was so productive. Lovely work by all. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Lidi! Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures, it's so nice to see how everyone is busy with their walls, gates and the brickwork. The results truly are gorgeous :D!
    I can imagine that you'll be busy for the coming months with your baskets, but each of them truly are a piece of art :)!
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. This all looks AMAZING and like it would be a lot of fun to do! And what a pleasure it must have been, to be involved with such talented workshop participants. :D


  4. Unos grandes trabajos,me encanta el labrado de piedras,van a quedar impresionantes.

  5. I love that they were all doing the same project but they all came out looking differently!

  6. I love that wall! You have a fantastic Secret Garden.