We are happy to invite you to share our lovely space in the countryside and see what we have been working on for the past months. This year we are proud to include artists from South Trinidad. Shinhuey Ho will be showing her paintings. This year she was commissioned to produce a portrait of Kamla Persad-Bissessar and she also joined other painters to teach a workshop in Curacao. Kelly Anderson has several mosaics for sale as well as lovely anthurium and bromeliad plants. Her mosaic designs are clearly inspired by her love of plants. Greta Joachim teaches art to children 5 days a week. She rushes home after work to make more pots, experimenting with new shapes and using porcelain clay. Firing the kiln is next on her list. This year she is trying out crystal glazes. Kristy Johnson has chosen glass as her medium. This year she has created her own space for work and brought in glass and equipment to melt and fuse glass. She is excited about selling her work and receiving some feedback about it. Sharon Burford launched Arty Party TT this year in South with great success. She will be hosting painting groups at Ajoupa on both days. If you would like to book a spot or get more information, please contact her on 717 1791. George will be bringing a collection of plants for sale. His knowledge and experience as a plantsman are huge. So please enjoy learning from one of our Elders!
A lot of hours have gone into the preparation of my work. I started work this year by making my glazes first. I have 4 new glaze finishes, which I have used on both raku and electric fired pieces.
For my main theme, I have made animals, starting with the calabash shape in the same way as indigenous people of Trinidad made their pottery. This method allows a certain quirky character to creep into the work. We have also made pavers for the garden and leaves for your table! Rory has done all the hard work as usual and is the master of the raku firings, soon to become master of the gas kiln!
Come one and all. Bring your coolers and folding chairs and enjoy the birds (lots of hummingbirds!) and butterflies, as they thrive in the natural oasis that we have created on our 4 acres.