A bit about the bride; Fiona is a porcelain doll-ceramics teacher and has been teaching various associated crafts for the last 30 years. She opened her first studio in Melbourne, later moving to Sydney and opened her shop-studio in Ashfield and stayed put for several years and continued teaching from her home studio. She indulged in many other forms of craft until porcelain dolls took over her life for many years, traveling to many arts shows and selling her dolls across Australia and overseas. Sculpting was the next venture among her impressive arsenal of craft skills are porcelain painting, enamelling, leatherwork, jewellery, resin, copper work and Poly clay. Fiona took out the Blue Ribbon event at Kensington Doll Show in 1989 when that was the biggest doll show in OZ .... she won’t tell you about this stuff, but I will.
Paul R Horton ADipJA
Main Interest in photography is landscapes, interesting people, places where photographers seldom go, infra-red and the continuing emergence of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography.When everything falls into place we quickly pack our van and take off for the bush, sometimes via a city or large country towns but always the bush is the primary destination. Of course the weather plays a large hand in what we do, genrerally we can drive through bad stuff and out the other side or wait it out. What about travel plans - plenty of food, clothes, warm blankets, water and fuel is all we need.Rock hunting equipment for Fiona is essential, a few shovels, screens and plenty of buckets. For me its half a dozen cameras, the ever present laptop, android tablets, wireless connections, software tools and plenty of battery power. Maintaining websites and electronic database’s on the road consumes lots of battery power.