Chipping Away…..

Everyone has heard the quote “A pictures tells a thousand words” and no more is that true than in the modern world where as a creative person your calling card are the images you send to prospective clients. These are a few images from my last exhibition Insitu @ 1 O’Connell St which was held in September 2014.

Elisa Bartels floating mosaic "The Spit" at 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Insitu @ 1 O’Connell St, Sydney; September 2014

I am lucky to know a fantastic photographer Greg Piper who is passionate about his work and has an affinity with ceramics and that’s what you need my creative pals out there in the interworld. Find yourself a Greg, a photographer who is professional but knows how to have fun on a shoot; someone who considers all your crazy ideas and answers your endless questions about photography with patience and grace.

Yes it’s more expensive than doing it yourself and if you feel confident in your photographic skills then by all means ‘snap away’. However, when you’ve finished a seminal piece then invest in yourself and your creative business and ring a Greg.

Insitu @ 1 O'Connell St, Sydney. Elisa Bartels  floating mosaic

Elisa Bartels; “The Spit Bridge”; 2014

Getting traction any creative industry is hard, rentless (but fun) work. As I chip away at promoting my work to people in the appropriate industries it’s gives me confidence to know that my calling card are beautiful images which truly reflect my work. Now I’m off to knock on another door. Wish me luck.

Elisa Bartels floating mosaic close up.

Elisa Bartels floating mosaic close up.


About Elisa Bartels

A ceramic artist/designer and sporadic botanical dyer chatting and photographing the trials, tribulations and celebrations of being an artist who doesn't want to starve.
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4 Responses to Chipping Away…..

  1. ikLe says:

    We love your work! We would love to include it on our site
    ikLe is an online curated store for Australian Artists and designers, if you like it and are interested you can register at
    All the best with your endeavours xxx

  2. chrismjames says:

    Elisa. Keep knocking. In time I am sure the right door will open.

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