Saturday, 18 April 2009


organising..., originally uploaded by lisatoni.

Ok, the countdown is really quite serious now... I'm not sure if my last batch to go in the kiln will be out in time... fingers crossed!
These wee things are all for etsy, I hope to continue small stuff in London, at least small stuff - then I can keep the shop going... Its been so great - people have paid me money for the things I have made! wicked.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

slow days are over so quickly

yo-yos, theres a fantastic childhood bakery good I should never have forgotten about.

Sunday, 29 March 2009


me and my stuff have to part ways. Its an unbearable concept so I'm 'not' thinking about it, and attempting to complicate things further by using up all of the clay at home... this could result in having a lot more stuff to part from, or a lot of incompletes floating around. Logan and I are moving to London, but I dont have my visa yet, I dont know when I will get it, fingers crossed everything is right and I will get it... I am stressing out about it, its true, I am a worrier.
Luckily the lovely Kirsty Rebbecca of the brand spanking new Lucien Midnight on Johnston st will sell my ceramic stuff for me. Its god awful ebay for my dresser and lamps and sewing machine and lounge suite and chairs and STUFF that freaks me. Which is why I haven't even started it.
haha . . . ?
Anyway, I have been stocking my etsy shop as things come out of the kiln, in the hope of flicking a few things off before depositing them in the real life shop.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


process, originally uploaded by lisatoni.

I have been doing STUFF, I have just been a bit lazy keeping up to date with documenting everything.... I'm obsessed, I'm making, I'm using up all the clay and glaze and colour I have before its time to pack up and go.
If all goes well the timing will be perfect and all will emerge from the kiln in time to be finished and fingers crossed sold, or re-homed... it will be pretty tight!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

the return

ferry, originally uploaded by lisatoni.

oh New Zealand, so awesome,
miss you already!

Friday, 6 February 2009


some small things in the shop! quite a relief when it comes to my smash-in-the-post-anxiety. also,alarmingly enough, I have opened the bucket of porcelain slip I bought for all that christmas holiday productivity (bah haha) and have made some new plaster molds... exciting stuff - some photo evidence soon!

Friday, 9 January 2009


Its getting easier and easier to do less and less as the unemployed days clock up.
Grand plans for mass productivity over the holiday are all but lost, but in the interest of being one of those "I'll just do the dishes first, then tidy the desk, then get some washing on..."etc procrastinators I have listed the remains of last years (apart from the stuff still at school waiting to be fired) body of cup-mad work on etsy at mega sale cheap sell it all prices. fingers crossed it goes, I feel the need for a cleanse in order to start fresh! Also after a whole year (gasp how could you possibly wait?) I have employed my gocco and burned a couple of screens for some thank you notes and address cards, its a very cool little thing, more could come of it...

so, goodbye etsy packages, be safe!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

tradgedy and triumph?

my two-for-one-scrawny-chicken pots sold quite well at the sale. hoorah for people liking them enough to buy them, but boo for me selling them at prices far lower than I would have liked. now Im not too sure where I stand in terms of sustainability of my craft (profitability is a dreamy vision).
Am I hooked on a hobby? why did my own mum think I had over priced everything!
Am going to have a far wiser crack at this commission of cups, keep myself safe from poverty and heartache- with money up front and an order of specific products at agreed prices and amounts. (could be a winner yet). Will also develop the black and white range, work on 2 more cast shapes and play with some fancier clay, that should keep me happy - even happier if I can get some stuff in shops ;)

Friday, 21 November 2008

out with the old

new work, originally uploaded by lisatoni.

a new direction for the holidays (still with the dreaded moulds- am not done with them yet!)... am pretty excited, I think these are finally 'me'.
am feeling a bit sad for the old work. like poor neglected chickens marked down for a quick sale in scrawny sets of two (!)

Thursday, 13 November 2008


many things are creeping closer, ends, beginings, christmas, departures and arrivals, good news and bad...
will see what unfolds soon
its the time for shopping, so I have put a couple of things on etsy (gasp!) it seems a great way to test the water in terms of selling, costing and seeing if there is love for these slip cast babies!
also the Carlton Arts Centre exhibition and sale is very very soon, friday the 28th november 6-9pm and saturday and sunday 11-6pm. Check it out, loads of lovingly crafted ceramics and i don
t doubt a few bargains to be had also (we are so terribly modest).