Artistic collaboration aids disadvantage kids

Laurie Fossier-Mills working on blown glasswork.Michelle Gauntlett’s jewellery.
Laurie Fossier-Mills working on blown glasswork.Michelle Gauntlett’s jewellery.

Bringing together more than 80 established and emerging artists, the exhibition will feature works from Two Rocks jeweller Michelle Gauntlett and Kallaroo glassblowing artist Laurie Fossier-Mills.

Originally from the US, 62-year-old Fossier-Mills has lived in Kallaroo for the past 26 years, taking up glassblowing in 2003.

‘I feel very grateful to be included in this exhibition because it is exceptionally meaningful when the proceeds of local art are directed to the welfare of children,’ Fossier-Mills said. ‘My interests are colour and texture.’ and I have an enthusiasm for murrine (small glass tiles of multiple colours),so my blown vases are bright and joyful.

‘My kiln formed work consists of small nibbles plates, platters to large wall mounted pieces and free standing sculptures.’

Starting out with a home based studio, Fossier-Mills’ opened her Joondalup studio BeachGecko Glass in 2006 and has since exhibited in many art shows.

Two Rocks artist Gauntlett’s jewellery is made with gold, silver, copper and brass as her materials. ‘I mostly work from home, but I often attend Contemporary Metal Studio in Osborne Park, depending on what I’m working on and what equipment or techniques I want to use,’ Gauntlett said.

‘I believe hand-wrought items to be like links, connecting both the maker and wearer through the use of textures and shapes used in my metal forms.’

Pigments of Your Imagination, from July 19-20, at Carmel Primary School, Yokine.

For tickets to opening night, email wizowa1@gmail.com