Megan Bottari, Yardbird earrings (Sparrow; secret girlie business), fused glass, silver
Ginger Bottari, Year of the Rooster (from the Chinese Zodiac Tag series), saw pierced brushed silver, titanium and brass (stainless chain)
(This one was for Baby Vilis. n(Ed)
It’s been a wee while since the last post and we have to confess that the workshops have been in a state of almost total inertia for the last month and a half…the Muzzbotts have been staying, say no more. [Hey, it’s a work-life-family priority/balance kinda thang. Family always wins. n(Ed)]
But those lazy hazy crazy days of summer are finally winding up and the advent of our favourite season, Autumn, has lured us back to the fray. The arvo lights have returned to the workshop – hoorah – and it’s such a pleasure hanging out in there (…not least in anticipation of happy hour!)
Anyways, Megsie’s kicked the year off supersizing the oyster shells in drop-dead gorgeous, lickable pink…
Megan Bottari, lost wax cast lead crystal oyster shells, dimensions variable.
…and augmenting the colour range, inspired by local beaches; Pambula River Mouth turquoise, Tathra blue, Eden deep green/blue, and so forth (…so that ‘lazy’ summer has, let’s face it, been quite gainfully spent!) Never fear, it’s not that we’re creatively stuck on the oysters – but the very fact that we live in prime oyster territory (Tathra’s Nelson Lake oysters have won Best Oysters in NSW for donkey’s years, Wapengo’s close on their heels and the list goes on and on) makes it akin to a sacrilege to merely sideline them. And who would want to, they’re so delicious in that fabulous Blackwood crystal.
Ginger, meanwhile, after working on the drawings on and off for the last year and a bit, has finally kicked into metal – we’re talking her Ratsutra series, people (eagerly awaited by those in the know.) These’ll be released from time to time (as she gets around to them – she’s got other projects on the go) and in no particular order. First cab off the rank is…
Ginger Bottari, Ratsutra #9, saw pierced brushed titanium brooch
Ginger Bottari, Ratsutra #9, pencil and ink drawing
So cute, we’re loving ’em.