In September last year my Termite Mounds were accepted as part of the Gosford Art Prize Ceramics section - very happy and excited about that. See image below.
Termite Mounds, 2012. Clay body - Keane's Toast. Technique - Pinched & Coiled Forms. Decoration - Line design with Clear Crackle Raku glaze inside & out. Firing - Raku with reduction. Photography - Steve Cummings.
I was also lucky enough to win the student section of the Port Hacking Art Prize - especially exciting to meet Greg Daly and chat to him about my work and why he chose it. The pieces reminded him of the landscape - the undulating hills and glimpses of colour you catch as you pass through, driving those long stretches of road in the country. He combined two entries I submitted, to create one display. I was thrilled - it's great when someone sees things in your work, you don't.
Kylie Rose McLean
I love creating, turning my ideas into reality, being challenged, and immersed in realising an idea. In these moments I am absorbed, inspired and wrapped in my own world. It's wonderful!