Monday, August 15, 2011

on my Mantel / getting to the end now . . .

we have now progressed the entire length of my mantelpiece, and this is the last vase.
Made in the 1980s, Australian Pottery by Robert Matheson of Melbourne.
We have several pieces by him, his work with cut out shapes was very popular, this was from one of his first exhibitions on the Mornington Peninsula.

I call it a vase but it's really just an ornament, as it is cut away the entire length to showcase the gum leaves and gumnuts.

So that is it for now from my mantelpiece.  I'll like up as always with fortune favours the thrifty

And this will be my last post for a week or so, off to catch up with family and friends, and away from the computer  ~~  be back soon with more exciting things (who knows, may even buy something new for the mantelpiece)


  1. I love his cut away style, would love to do something like this in my own (imaginary) pottery studio one day. :)

    Thanks for playing along this week and don't forget to pick up Freddy before you leave ;P

  2. That is really lovely Lyndel. Have a nice time away and come back refreshed and rejuvenated. I hope the weather improves for you. :)

  3. What beutiful vase that is.Have fun stay safe take lots of pics and dont miss any oppys on the way xx

  4. Have a wonderful time in Sydney Lyndel and please say Hi to Lucy for me...
    I love that "vase" which is most unusual for me as I don't really fancy stuff from the 80's (apart from tea towels!)
    Take care, safe and fun travels x

  5. I haven't seen anything like that before very interesting! Have fun on your travels!

    E :)

  6. Maybe you can put one of those florist sponges in the bottom and make it into an ironic vase. Have a good holiday. It is always good to spend time away from the computer...though I don't know what we ever did without them!