With over 30 years of photography under his belt Nick Psomiadis is a seasoned professional artist. In 2010 he successfully set up a studio and began fine art giclee printing using professional pigment ink printers used by art galleries around the world. The custom framing is also done within his studio which allows for complete control of the entire process.
Though I very much enjoy using stoneware clay, working with Raku is what intrigues me the most. This raw, earthy, ancient Japanese firing process offers all the excitement a potter could ever need! Experiencing these wonderfully rich tones and spontaneous glaze results is like dancing through an adventure playground, constantly being drawn down the many paths still yet to explore. Each one-off piece presents movement and its own unique personality.
Pamela Mujica (PAMdesigned), was born in Chile. Makes wire crochet jewellery using the Peruvian Stitch. The Peruvian stitch is the Art of Making Loops. She uses Fine Silver 99.9% wire, upcycle copper wire and non-tarnish wire to make her pieces. The technique Peruvian Stitch was created by Juan Pacheco in Peru 1992, a neo ancestral sculptor due to the need to create a flexible and uniform mesh to build sculptures and now, this technique is used in 75 countries.
Frankston native Belinda “Billy” Nye thanks her Peninsula upbringing for the aesthetic that now dominates her work. She recalls summer days of her youth spent flying down Oliver’s Hill on her bike from her family home to sketch sublime bay-side views from the Frankston pier. Nye’s first oil painting, completed at the age of seventeen as a gift to her mother, depicts the famed Oliver’s Hill in vivid colour, reminiscent in style of retro Australian icon, Ken Done.