This weekend – Newstead open studios

Last weekend was a delight. Lots of visitors enjoying the open studios scattered around Newstead, perhaps adding a coffee at Dig, a locally brewed beer at the Railway Hotel or one of our local wineries. Its all on again this weekend, so do come and visit Newstead. My studio is in Green Gully – between Castlemaine and Newstead – look out for the flags on the Pyrenees Highway. Sally Roadknight is at my studio too – with her beautiful stitched baskets and exquisite drawings.

2 more sleeps! – Newstead Open Studios 2017

Newstead Open Studios is on again as part of Castlemaine State Festival with most studios open 18-19 and 25-26 March 10am-4pm, and some open during the week.

We have a website again this year – – and a Facebook page too (Newstead Open Studios). Some new studios too – have a look!

What’s happening at Place Matters? Well I’ve been making a lot of clay – re-hydrating and wedging up a variety of clays that people have given me or I have some how collected! So I’ve been playing with my usual terracotta and added some stoneware, and so there are some quite different pieces in the studio this year. Maybe there will even be a chance to play with some clay too – pinch pots are a fun way to get a feel for each clay…

As well, Sally Roadknight is joining me – Sally makes beautiful things from nature – this time hand-stitched baskets – and drawings.

Come and visit!