Heart FeltSondi's Studio5th Feb - 22nd Feb 2014 | Stanley Street Gallery

Heart Felt
Sondi’s Studio

5th Feb – 22nd Feb 2014

My studio is adjacent to my home in an isolated bush setting in the blue mountains. I cannot dismiss the fact that such a peaceful and regenerative atmosphere influences my designs. My new work has become less graphic, more abstract in the surface of the bi-metal I create. The complicated hollow structures I have made are becoming more open also. Being a more mature practitioner has relaxed and freed me in many ways!

 

ART EDUCATION:

  • 1980-1988       Wal Van Heckeren’s School for Silversmiths, Sydney
  • 1979-1980       Jewellery Dept, Connecticut State College, Ohio USA
  • 1978-1979       Wal Van Heckeren’s School for Silversmiths, Sydney

ART WORKSHOPS:

  • 1997                Helen Shirk USA  :Surface
  • 1997                Jung Hoo Kim, Po Mok
  • 1997                David Cruickshank: Titanium
  • 1996                Barbara Christie: Etching
  • 1995                Giampolo Babetto: The Ring
  • 1982                Ideas Based: Worn Issues Workshop
  • 1982                Vincent Ferrini: Married Metal
  • 1980                Paul Ruger, USA:  Mokume Gane

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 1988-present     Studio based workshops, individual tuition, mentoring
  • 2012                  Sturt Winter School, Mittagong NSW
  • 2009-2011       Red Balloon one day workshops in studio
  • 2001-2005         Sturt Summer School and workshops, Mittagong NSW
  • 2003                  Sturt Craft Centre Artist in Residence, Mittagong NSW
  • 1994-2000       Enmore Design Centre (TAFE), Guest Lecturer, casual.

CONFERENCES:

  • Attended multiple national and international conferences since 1984

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION:

  • 2010-               Fellow of Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia

SOLO EXHIBITION:

  • 2008    I, HEART, Metalab, Surry Hills, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2011    TINKER, TAILOR SOLDIER SAILOR, Regional Galleries of NSW, Touring exhibition.
  • Over 45 group shows since 1981

PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2005                500 BROOCHES, Lark Books, New York