Jeanette has been giving basket workshops at Bulleen Art & Garden for a number of years, as well as selling and exhibiting her work here.
CLAY AND FIBRE
I have always been interested in the Visual Arts and enjoyed working in clay and fibre.
I started work in advertising at the age of seventeen and then went on to study two Diplomas at RMIT, one in Graphic Design and the other in Ceramics. I then went to Melbourne State College and completed a Diploma of Education.
Two of the areas I studied which I enjoyed most were textiles and ceramics. Textiles included spinning, weaving, tie dye and batik.
I am currently teaching Ceramics, Drawing and Visual Communication and Design at Eltham High School to levels 7-12.
In 1986 I was awarded a teacher exchange to Pennsylvania USA for a year. It was here that I was introduced to basket weaving- Melon Baskets, Egg Baskets, Potato baskets, Heart shaped Baskets and many other designs.
When I returned to Australia in 1987 I joined the Basket Makers of Victoria and I have enjoyed weaving with this wonderful group of people to this day.
I have attended workshops with visiting basket weavers from New Zealand and the USA. I have also attended workshops, conferences and exhibited with the Victorian Ceramic GroupI enjoy working with very textured clays as well as porcelain. I often add fibres to my ceramic work. I was inspired in France by the wonderful texture of the walls of the stone villages and houses and by the ochre colours of the village of Roussillon.
I managed my own shop called TOUCH OF EARTH where we ran workshops in a variety of crafts. I have also taught basket weaving at school.
2013 Basket Makers of Victoria Exhibition at Bulleen Art and Garden
2013 Drift Birds Herring Island
2012 Twisted at Collingwood Gallery
2012 Exhibition at Philip Island
2012 Tide, Victorian Ceramic Group at Herring Island
2012 Drift Boats, Herring Island
2011 Drift Fish, Herring Island
2010 Retrospective Wattle Park
2010 Entwine, Collingwood Gallery
2010 The Alcove
2010 Yas Yas Gallery
2009 The Art of Gardening and Sustainability Bolin Bolin
2008 Living with Baskets, Blend Design
2008 Texture, Bolin Bolin Gallery
2007 Made in France, Manningham Gallery Doncaster
2006 Bulleen Art & Garden Bolin Bolin Gallery Two Weeks in France
2006 Basket Makers of Victoria exhibition at Bolin Bolin
2006 The Stone House Baskets
2005 Chapel of Chapel Victorian Basket Weavers Clay and Fibre
2004 Prospect Gallery in Adelaide ‘New dimensions in Fibre and Clay’
2004 Meeniyan Art Gallery Victoria ‘Free Form Fibre Basketry’
2003 Box Hill Community Centre Fibre Exhibition- Simply Gorgeous
2000 Glen Eira City Gallery Caulfield ‘Look at me now Fibre Baskets’
2000 Ryrie Street Gallery, Geelong – Clay and Fibre- Confluence
1998 Meat Market Craft Centre ‘Nature Contained’ Baskets
1996 Eltham High School 70th Birthday Exhibitions
1995 Meat Market Craft Centre – Ceramics and Fibre- Nature Contained
1993 Northcote Pottery – Ceramics
1990 Caulfield Art Centre – Victorian Ceramic Group
1988 Shire Diamond Valley – Art Awards Ceramics