When my eldest daughter wanted to learn how to make an urn we both decided to join Liddelow Homestead in late 1970’s and did Pottery.
I continued at Liddelow while also attending Tafe for further knowledge of how to do a sandstone Figurine. After completing the course, I started teaching Pottery at my home on days off. I ran it for over a year as I had invested in a Kiln and was happy teaching my students between shifts with Silver Chain.
I started lessons at a Community Centre in Thornlie for a few months and continuing to knit and crochet at the same time for family and charities. I attended lots of different craft lessons when able for new and creative ideas. I also love to create and work with lots of different medias. Recycling has been my interest and with lots of ideas brimming, I held classes and taught many ladies at Addie Mills, a variety of crafts from painting, Folk Art, ribbon crafts etc. Canning Arts Centre in Riverton was also another place where I did some of my hand- built pottery. Beading work ,card making & art stamping. Making fabric and ribbon flowers, gift- wrapping and gift cards included. I use all recycled items and make useful and decorative projects. I did classes with seniors turning drink bottles (plastic ) into roses, how to gift wrap with very little spending & making it attractive.
I can teach a lot of other interesting things, like floral arrangements, beading , quelling and many others. This is where I am at the moment and I would like to be able to help others to achieve their goals too like I did. It is so satisfying to know that after retiring at 70 I am still able to give my time to the people around me and help them tap into their hidden creativity at any age.