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My studio is located in Brisbane, Australia. For the past 10 years I’ve been enjoying creating jewellery designs from an array of mundane materials. Tupperware and knitting needles have remained a firm favourite. My designs have been published numerous times, graced the shelves of many wonderful galleries and stores and been worn by those whose aren’t afraid of colour and attention. All of which I am very grateful for. For several years I’ve also been fortunate enough to work with many businesses as a coach and workshop facilitator.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006


Husbands really can be such a mixed blessing. Oh yes they can, but mine is coming in rather handy at the moment. It is his Spanish side (Mother) that is proving useful, as he is able to decipher my growing number of Spanish speaking contacts. He can also work out a little Portuguese, or at least tell me when it is this.

It seems that much of the craft/arts of these countries is so vibrant, colourful and fun. Since I don't really know much more than this I plan to research this area in the New Year. Even if I can only get as far as my computer!

My husband is also half-Irish. I'm sure this heritage will come in handing somewhere down the track??

work by Sónia Morgado - pictured above


Ashey said...

I'm portuguese and that artist is great, I know her work.I've added you to my flickr friends ('m Asheyzita, see my contacts to know portugese work:)

Anonymous said...

There is a lot of great stuff going on out there and its not always in english, so its time for us all to pick it up a bit and start giving that bable fish a work out.

great pick of fun work, very nice :D


Liana said...

Hi Asheyzita it's great to hear from you. If it is O.K I'll contact you in the New Year to find out more about your work and that of other Portuguese crafters.

Liana said...

Those translation tools seem to be getting better.

Mr Plastic is handy for emailing back a response.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've just discovered your work and I think it's amazing! I just loove your brooches! I'm a crafter from Portugal too... :)