Monday, April 19, 2010

Anodised and Energised.

I love me a bit of anodised metal. I have a few sets of canisters, an ice bucket or two,teapots, soda syphons and an ever evolving selection of anodised picnic cups that I diligently keep out of the dishwasher.
Dishwasher = Death to anodised goodies.
For my last birthday I received a red anodised 50's TV lamp. Definitely a thing of beauty!
Yesterday I saw the amazing installation titled Re-Entry by Donna Marcus in the Federation Square Atrium.
Thanks to Lucy from the Design Files for the heads up on this!

Dozens of recycled anodised kitchenware items like saucepan lids, colanders and ice buckets connected into spacey, alien craft type sculpture.It runs till the 29th of May.
I first saw Donna Marcus' work at the Dianne Tanzer Gallery in Fitzroy in 2001.I was absolutely taken with her fantastic use of those three corner saucepan lids. Ever since that first show I always think of her when I see them in op shops.
Same with teapots......
and planters!
As we can't realistically all have a Donna Marcus original in our homes, I figured the next best thing is to own some anodised metal jewellery.

Lisa Kearns aka Kearnsie, makes rings, bracelets and ear hoops from anodised knitting needles. Find them at Moose, Craft Victoria,and Little Shop of Handmade.

Or these rainbow hued sliced up needle creations by Sassafrass Creations would be fun to wear.

Now I want to go and balance all my anodised stuff in a sculptural formation ala Donna Marcus......thanks for indulging me!
Anodised Kitchen Formation


  1. Beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful, as usual, Betty Jo!
    Hats off to you anodised crafters. I remember that slightly dangerous feel of drinking out of an anodized mug as a child, the metallic odour giving the water a metallic flavour (in my head, anyways!)

  2. We flirt with danger everyday at our house. The anodised cups are in constant circulation, and so far no side effects!!!

  3. WOW, I love it all

  4. He he. Love your balancing act at the end! She is such an amazing inspiration. God knows where she found soooooo many of those items!