I feel extremely blessed and honoured to have recently worked with local ceramicist extraordinaire, Tom Strachan. I have admired Tom's work for some time now and so was over the moon (and a tad nervous) when I was asked by a dear friend to photograph his latest collection- Preserved.
I do not hesitate in the least when I say that this collaboration was quite possibly the best photography job I have had to date. Tom generously indulged me with his time and space, afforded me creative control and fed me copious amounts of tea, words of wisdom, almond chocolate and melt in your mouth Italian biscuits. Oh my. Our days in his studio were peppered with tea breaks in his truly amazing garden, and to top it all off, I returned home just yesterday with my very own little piece of Tom.
Tom gifted me with one of his amazing Eucalyptus camuldulensis (Red Gum) pieces- one of my all time favourite Australian trees. These trees seem to carry and speak the ancient wisdom of this land in their being.
I still need to find her a home, but right now I am happy to sneak little peaks of her from time to time.