Sunday, October 17, 2021

The gallery is currently closed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Marion and Matilda

Monday, August 10, 2020

New tile image

I’ve been waiting for a client to use my plain dotted tiles like this as a feature for a long time, and here it is at last. I’m thrilled with the result.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Temporary closure

In response to yesterday’s Victorian Government announcement reinstating Stage 3 "Stay at Home" restrictions for 6 weeks across metropolitan Melbourne, the gallery will be temporarily closed until restrictions are lifted.
Stay well.

Monday, June 1, 2020

New hours

I've decided to open the gallery most weekends and see how it goes.
Hours 11am - 4pm.
Please phone before coming to be sure the gallery is open.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus closure

Due to the pandemic the gallery is currently closed and will remain so until further notice.
Stay safe.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gallery closed today

As it has been declared a day of Total Fire Ban, the gallery will be closed today.
Sorry for any inconvenience, and also sorry that this blog has been neglected for some time,
Shall try to update it soon,

Monday, September 30, 2019

Opening hours over the next 2 weeks

As I'm having minor surgery both today 1/10 and next Monday 7/10, I'm not sure which days the gallery will be open over the next 2 weeks.
Apologies for any inconvenience. Please ring ahead after today to check whether open or not.
Thank you,

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hello - After such a long absence ....

At last I'm beginning to feel better about keeping my gallery and starting to paint my tiles again after so long being unable to.
Life has been difficult to say the least, but hopefully am beginning to see a little glimpse of light at the end of a very long tunnel.
And, as an Easter special Sharron Shalekoff's beautiful wall pieces are on sale 10% off.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


I haven't visited my blog for some time now as life has thrown up a few hurdles which I'm still trying to navigate.
This is by way of an explanation and an apology, both for my absence here and also my rather erratic opening times over the past year.
At this stage I'm unsure what the new year will bring. Whether the gallery can keep on keeping on or not. It's hard to believe that it opened in 1992 and until the last year has been open seven days a week. 
Amongst the various changes, our beautiful dog Sascha can no longer greet visitors here. Her arthritis is getting worse as are her hearing and sight. She will be 15 in January. I miss her company here and so many visitors ask "Where's the friendly dog?" She is also missed by the many who have been regular visitors over the years.
On a more cheerful note, several new works by local textile artist Sharron Shalekoff arrived at the weekend. They are quite a departure from her previous works. Her works "begin with hand-dyed fabrics where colours and shapes are created by the fluid movement of dyes. With the addition of either hand stitching and/or freestyle machine stitching, a narrative emerges and a tactile world is revealed for the viewer to explore and interpret."
Here's an image of one of the works that I took with my phone, but in a week or so there will be some professional images to show you.


'The hot sun, late afternoon, vibrating on the earth and its inhabitants'.

Hand-dyed cotton, ink. 
54 cm x 104.5 cm

Tiles in situ

An interesting application of my tiles.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Koala sighting in our beautiful bush gully

This is the first time I've seen a koala here for years. What a thrill. 
Hopefully there may be more.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thank you

Thanks to all who wished our dear Sascha a speedy recovery. She's doing really well now. Hopefully will not have yet another bout of the same. The sad thing though is that she is no longer free to come and go from the house to the gallery as she is very deaf and doesn't hear the cars any more. So the risk of her being run over is too great.
This picture is a couple of years old. She's much greyer now - a bit like her owner.....

Friday, December 22, 2017


We've just come back from the vet. She has a high temperature and possibly aspiration pneumonia.  So, at this stage, I'm not sure whether or not the gallery will be open tomorrow.
Vet appointment at 11 am, so please phone later to check out how we are going. Marion.

More apologies

I’m so sorry to be closed today
Our dog is very sick & have to take her to the vet soon
Hopefully will be ok
Apologies again

Monday, September 25, 2017


Apologies for my rather erratic opening hours over the past few months. 
Please phone ahead to be sure the gallery is open. Generally open most days 11am - 4pm and by appointment. 
Also check out my decorative hand painted tile web site

New sculpture 'The Swing' by Annie Glass

'The Swing' - Wire sculpture by local sculptor Annie Glass 
Annie has been working in wire for almost 15 years. Her work is best described as whimsical often humorous snapshots of life. Dogs and the human form feature in her work along with movement.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You won't loose your keys with these 'No worry bead' key rings.

Key rings capturing the beauty of Australian and recycled timbers, as well as unique resin beads on kangaroo hide thonging

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Alistair Whyte handcrafted ceramic vase with Lorraine Anderson antique trade bead necklace on my hand painted tiles.

Images from the gallery and surrounding bushland

Beautiful Leisa Wharington glass bird shimmering in the morning sunlight

The scabiosas are looking lovely today

Amazing fungus in the gully amongst the maiden hair fern

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015


I want to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the gallery being closed for much of the past couple of months.
I’m not sure at this stage when things will be back to normal, hopefully soon.
Please phone before visiting to check whether or not the gallery is open. 
Thanks for understanding,

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Four leaf clover

I've kept this four leaf clover between the pages of a book since my teenage years.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

New work by Lynley Northcott

Lynley's functional and timeless pots are known for their strong colours and 24-carat gold decoration

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Murano Glass Jewellery

Just arrived - a new selection of hand made Murano glass jewellery by Marina and Susanna Sent

Monday, November 3, 2014

New wall hanging by Sharron Shalekoff

"Mesopotamia Cradle of Civilisation"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New gallery lighting

22 years later - new lighting

Friday, September 26, 2014