Welcome to Blue Empress Music & Func-Art
This is the shop-front of Blues musician and traditional folk artist, Fiona Boyes, and her partner, the Rev'd Steve Clarke (aka The Preacher) custom woodturner, writer, Anglican priest/theologian, and music business entrepreneur.
BLUE EMPRESS MUSIC showcases Fiona’s recordings on CD and Vinyl, as well as her original Mississippi-style folk art using a range of media, including painting, photography, and her three dimensional found object creations.
BLUE EMPRESS FUNC-ART showcases The Preacher's functional art, using wood-turning and hand shaping. An aficianado of the art and design of salt and pepper mills and spice grinders, Steve sources reclaimed native Australian and exotic timbers from his local area and Australia wide. Influenced by the mid-20th Century Danish Modern movement he also creates unique table lamps, bowls, jewelry stands and objet d’art. Steve has recently started building Cigar Box Guitars for Fiona and now makes them by special order