The Longstrump series was dreamt up as an ode to one of my life long idols- Pippi Longstrump.
When I was a very young girl our family lived in Sweden.
It was there we discovered the magnificent Pippi.
Here she was - a wild, loving, rambunctious, fun loving, stripey tights & boot wearing, independent, loyal friend, free spirited & incredibly strong in mind & body girl.
Exactly the kind of girl I wanted to be.
I immediately fell in love with Pippi.
What a female role model!
She came with me back to Australia in the early 70's when nobody knew who she was. Thankfully now, Astrid Lindgren's character is a known & loved character around the world.
This series of Ceramic vessels is an ode to Pippi.
Apparently rough & wild on the surface yet the internal surface yields the gold & beauty within.
And of course- the magnificent wild stripey legs.
Pippi I heart you❤️
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