Author: sueacheson2

It’s Open Studios time!

At last we are able to open up our studios to the public again after the horrors of COVID lockdowns.

On the weekend of 10-11th April, we will be opening between 10am to 5pm and hope you can all come to visit.

West Gippsland is a beautiful place to explore, and our creative folk are all excited to welcome you into their special places – where new work will be displayed and techniques discussed.

Visit our website to see short videos of us in our studios, and download a map so you can find your way around.

Looking forward to greeting you on the weekend.

Australian Ikebana

New gallery

Sue’s gallery

I’m looking forward to showing off my new gallery to visitors at the next Open Studios event on 23/24th November 2019.

All of the 20 artists involved will be open from 10am to 5pm all weekend, with demonstrations, displays of work for sale and lots of insights to how and why we work in our own individual ways…

I am working on a new installation of vessels inspired by our forests, so come along and see how it’s going!

Open Studios West Gippsland

It’s time for Open Studios again – come along and see what I have been creating in the studio – it’s full of work ready to fire after the summer heat. (I can’t fire my wood kiln when it’s hot and dry in summer.)

I’ve been creating a new range, fired in the small electric kiln, and it has been quite a journey – lots of testing of clay and glazes, and I’m really happy with the results. I’ve also made some to put in the wood kiln, but you will have to wait for those…

Pick up a brochure for the map, or go to the website for a downloadable version at 

There are loads of artists in the event this year, so pick your self guided route carefully, or stay for the weekend to fit as many in as possible! See you then…

Art performance – what’s that?

I’ve done a few art performances with the #toomanywords crew now, and you’ll be pleased to hear we have another one planned!

An art performance is one done out in a public place, to enable anyone to see the work behind our art – we normally stay in our studios working away in private, but here we bare our souls, and let you in to the joy of creation.

On 17th November, we will be at the newly opened West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul, helping them celebrate at their opening festival

We will be performing a sculpture in clay – and we would like to invite you to take part on it! Come along and see what’s happening, and make a figure to add to our sculpture. No experience necessary, just lots of enthusiasm!!

Radio Radio

Slightly daunted about being interviewed by Bec Symons on ABC Radio Gippsland on 7th August 2018. It’s just a conversation about my life and my art, so hey, what could go wrong?

I’ve picked out 6 songs to play that resonate with me – each one has a story behind it, and they are pretty good tunes too!

I’ll be talking about my Art and what inspires me, where I have come from, and where I think I am going…and I’ve chosen 6 songs that have stories behind them for your entertainment.
Hoping it will be an interesting experience for me – and for you!
Gulgong conference – slip painting with Mr Lee

Clay Gulgong

Just returned home from the ClayGulgong conference and was honoured to be selected to exhibit my sculptural piece ‘Stream of Knowledge’ in the Emerging Artists/World Stage exhibition curated by Marta Donaghey Head Curator of the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London. It was a pleasure to be amongst my peers, mentors and those who I admire greatly.

Meet the Maker

Open Studios West Gippsland is almost upon us again! April 7 & 8th 2018 is the date – from 10am to 5pm all weekend the artists will be opening their studio doors to welcome you. There will be demonstrations, displays of work and insights in the way we work and how we get our inspiration.

Most of the studios are not generally open to the public – so it’s like a private insight into our lives. Come along and be part of it.

For full information go to for a downloadable map and information on the artists. On the day, you pay $5 at the first studio which gives you access to all studios, all weekend. This is a self guided tour, but the map is really good!

I will be showing my ceramic sculptures, and I have lots of new domestic ware in the making – but not yet fired. There will be a display of painting and sculpture and I’ll show you around the wood fired kiln and explain how it works. Look forward to seeing you all…