Artists wows at market

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Jodie Ditchburn at her stall in Fremantle.
Camera IconJodie Ditchburn at her stall in Fremantle. Credit: Supplied.

Kukerin artist Jodie Ditchburn was invited to the Bazaar Maker’s Market at Fremantle Arts Centre last weekend, bringing her creations to the port city.

Each year only 50 artists are invited to bring their unique creations to the market for sale to the public.

Ditchburn describes herself as a welder, who uses pieces of scrap metal found on and around her farm in Kukerin to create her works of art.

“My husband gave me a quick five-minute lesson many years ago, and I’ve been using bits of farm pieces and tools and scrap, stuff that lays around,” she said.

“I use them to create sculptures like people, animals, bird, wall hangings, those kinds of things.”

Mrs Ditchburn says farm life offers no shortage of inspiration.

“Well sometimes they (ideas) just pop into your head, when you’re in the shed doing something, you might see something laying on the bench and it’ll look like a bird’s beak or wings,” she said.

“Someone might ask me to make something and I just have to follow my style the way I make things.

“I’m not very good at drawing, metal is pretty good for me because it’s spare and stick like, so I can draw stick figures pretty well.”

Bazaar Makers Market returned to Fremantle Arts Centre for its 39th year from last Friday,November 30 to Sunday, December 2.

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