I was up at Canberra School of Art as guest of the ceramics department, a progressive and creative scene thanks to the hard work of Janet de Boos and Greg Daly. While much of the art school is getting brand new equipment to replace what been damaged in a recent storm, ceramics is resilient. Here’s an image from Brighid, one of their long-serving kilns.
At the other extreme, here’s Kirsty Rae, the Creative Director of the new Canberra Glass Centre, an amazing facility of hotshops, studios, cafe, shop, gallery and heritage building.
Among other things, the centre is an impressive spectacle. When I was there, the Canberra Camera club had descended to make a photographic challenge out of craft. It’s a reminder that with so much visual technology at play in our world, there is a need for activities like glass as a subject for image-making.