I feel inspired just looking at Lana’s Studio website as Lana Tyacke’s quotes next to her fantastic sculptures come from the heart. Seeing the joy and passion in my friend that has attended Lana’s Sculpture Classes has inspired me to take up sculpting as my next creative endevour.
‘By letting go of things that no longer represent who I truly am, I make room for new experiences.’
‘I questioned the basis of my beliefs. Most of them belonged to someone else.’
Lana held an open day on Sunday 8th November where she invited students to showcase their creations alongside her own very special unique expressions of creativity. My friend Mark has been so inspired he wanted to share his experience with others.
My wife brought me an unusual birthday present this year, it was 3 sculpting classes with Lana at her Byrrill Creek studio. The drive out there was through the mystical Mt Warning rain forest, and just getting there told me that I was in for a unique experience.
When I finally arrived after three wrong driveways and meetings with the local tribe, I was greeted by a familiar beaming smile and pint sized enthusiastic chick, that was known to me around the traps in Uki.
Marks First Sculpture
I felt awkward holding my lump of hebel (aerated concrete block), but with a bit of encouragement and guidance to the ways of the carving tools, I was in to it. Now on my third class I feel confident enough to be guided by the stone, as Lana says let your intuition show you the way, and sure enough I have followed the dips, curves and bumps to creation.
Mark Cave at Lana's Studio
This has been a very satisfying experience, and I am now happy to be immersed in stone therapy whenever I can get there. This new hobby is great fun, and I am very grateful to a wife that had the inspiration to send me there in the first place, much better than a new pair of socks any day!
Lana's Studio Pizza Oven
‘By learning to honour my true feelings and act upon them, I have achieved things I never thought possible.’
‘Change is one thing I can depend upon. I have embraced change and experienced things I would have never dreamt possible.
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