Fresh from Megsie’s oven is a new series of work, Surf and Turf, referencing all we hold dear about the agrarian-coastal culture of this glorious corner of NSW that we call home. We have the best oysters in the state (Tathra – wins every year!), fabulous seafood, divine beaches, a pristine (Wilderness Coast) environment and, last but never least, moo cows galore.
But of course that’s merely the surface chat (they’re not really just a promo for our delectable region!) – they’re so much more besides, not least being a classic example of Megsie’s inimitable narrative bent (and her predilection for a tasty melange of material and vernacular.)
We’ve only just launched these little sweeties on their Odyssean adventure, and Megsie’ll be back in the workshop this week to expand the fleet…
Megan Bottari, Surf and Turf, lost wax cast Australian lead crystal
Cast with our glass of choice, James Thompson’s fabulous Blackwoods lead crystal (love it!)
[Mmm, we can feel our fave culinary fusion coming on…yum yum yum!! n(Ed)]
Here at the Hideout we’re gearing up for Easter Sunday, with a special nod to the cute l’il furry feller…
Ginger Bottari, Bunny Tags (saw pierced silver & titanium, stainless), Boom Boom brooch and earrings (saw pierced silver & titanium)
Map of Tassie (schnitty night)
Megan Bottari, Yardbird earrings (Sparrow; secret girlie business), fused glass, silver
Megan Bottari, Yardbird earrings (King Parrot), kiln fused glass, silver.
Ginger Bottari, Caged pearl brooch (commission for Charles), saw pierced titanium, silver and South Sea pearl
Last Sunday we marked the anniversary of Ned’s hanging (11th November 1880) with our annual Prisoners of the Crown Open Studio Day (once a year, on the closest Sunday.)
We’ve kept things pretty low key this year, but that notwithstanding the date stands as the signal opportunity to celebrate both our workshops and our joie de Neddie.
It was a glorious day; all the critters were on duty…
…and security was tight…
A very, very special thanks to Charlie who volunteered for a long weekend of preparatory toil…
…and to Glenn who took the mugshots (managing to avoid having his own taken we notice!)…
We had a lovely line-up of visitors, including some dangerous recidivists and a few who pulled ‘a La Groppa’ and baulked the parade (clearly on the lam from the law!)
So, another year down. And for those of you who have sent messages of regret and apology, never fear – it’ll happen all over again in a mere twelve months time!
Mark your dance cards: Sunday 11th November 2018.