Well I must admit I had totally forgotten about my blog site, until I got some help with writing an artist’s resume and was prompted to Do Something with this by my friend Amica. I will bore you with my Artist Bio another day.
I am in my 6th decade, but I feel like I have just started to get serious about my artwork. Maybe that’s not unusual for my demographic. For almost all of my adult life, I have been involved with Medieval Re-enactment, and almost all of my art has revolved around that pursuit. Looking back, it’s been the perfect place for me – a community I have grown along with, and which now provides a worldwide network of artisans, collectors, participants, and an appreciative audience. I think it’s about time the art world recognised historical re-enactment as more than revisionist fantasy role playing. It’s become a very contemporary activity, involving a lot of creative people in many different fields all over the world, from film and photography to basket weaving, horsemanship to metallurgy, animal husbandry to cooking. People are now making a living from working full time in this arena, as artisans, fine arts practitioners, sportspeople, and tradespeople. Bigger than Ben-Hur, you might say. In the last 20 year I have been making pottery as well as other art forms and sold same through this network. In the last 5 years I have had sellout sales at some re-enactor events, particularly the yearly Rowany Festival in Mittagong, and this has given me the ability to upgrade my studio equipment, expand into a studio space in a co-op, and make travel plans in order to learn more and bring knowledge to my studio practise and expand my lines of ceramic works.
I think that’s enough for now. Hopefully in the next few weeks I will find some suitable photos to upload, and bore you some more about my work.Thanks for your eyeball-time. Cheers, M