Local Artist Lisa Sanasi
Inspired by nature -
Our local villages of Hardys Bay, Wagstaffe, Killcare & Pretty Beach are teeming with creative souls, who are passionate about art, craft and anything handmade. Lisa Sanasi is just one of them. Here we would like to share her story on her chosen craft.
We have incorporated Lisa's beautiful pieces into our restaurant, by offering all diners complimentary spuntini when they arrive. A tasty starter such as Yellow fin tuna crudo with avruga on a squid ink cracker (pictured above), or perhaps Calamari with paprika and cucumber salsa. At the end of a meal, you might like some Dark chocolate truffles with your nightcap. We have had fabulous feedback on these lovely little additions and look forward to showcasing more of Lisa's craft in the future.
If you'd like to purchase any of Lisa's pieces, they are available at our shop, at Moochinside Hardy's Bay, The Beholder Kincumber, Edde Newcastle and Avoca Beachside Markets - Avoca Beach (4th Sunday of each month).
|A NOTE FROM LISA;|
|I moved to Killcare 15 years ago with my family. During this time the natural beauty of this stunning part of the Australian east coast and the unique features of the Bouddi National Park have become a very well appreciated backdrop to my daily life.I first became acquainted with the art of pottery 25 years ago and more recently found ceramic expression to be the perfect voice to interpret the organic richness found in our local coastal and national park surroundsMy work echoes the simple but striking forms found along coastal rock platforms where there is strong evidence of tessellation and honeycomb rock erosion revealing misshapen triangular and oval patterning. Bush landscapes also host an endless source of botanic inspiration demonstrated by the curvaceousness of the angophora and the many diverse seeds, pods and leaves. These shapes translate beautifully into practical ceramic ware. Plates, bowls and dishes are both functional and sculptural. Every piece is a hand made one off and production is personal and small scale in my Killcare studio.
The chosen palette is also consistent with the oceanic and bushland environment reflecting colours like:
Sea green and the shades of sunlight penetrating very deep water and the tealy translucence of a wave just before it breaks on the shore.
Shino white as found where the watery whitewash meets a sandy beach edge.
Matt black which is revealed on stormier days when the ocean may be less inviting but none the less dramatically beautiful. This tone is also evidenced in steely striations displayed by deposited minerals exposed in rock profiles.
Inspired by nature