21 October 2020

Ramsgate Markets this Saturday 24 October 2020

 Friends and Supporters are invited to see us at the Ramsgate Farmers Market on Saturday 24 October 2020 at Ramsgate Public School from 8am to 2pm



29 September 2020

Our History Book is now available



We are very pleased to announce that we have published a beautiful book on the history of our Group.  

The Pictorial History of Port Hacking Potters Group is a 96 page book, with over 200 photographs, that records the vitality and growth of the Group from its foundation in 1962 to the present day.

PHPG was established at a key point in time in the development of Australian pottery and its history reflects the experimentation and technological change in the world of ceramics over six decades. The extensive archival material of photographs, newsletters, newspaper articles, and catalogues traces the Group’s contribution to these developments through activities such as workshops,  conferences and the influence of the PHPG National Exhibition and Competition which has been felt widely since 1962.

The book reflects local history such as its contribution to the establishment of Hazelhurst Arts Centre but also marks the strong links PHPG has established with the wider pottery community, both nationally and internationally.

In the Foreword two renowned potters, Merran Esson and Susie McMeekin, give their thoughts on the influence of Port Hacking Potters Group on the ceramics scene over six decades of competitions and exhibitions and through the energy brought by its enthusiastic members striving for professionalism and excellence in this field.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE ORDER FORM THEN RETURN TO US BY EMAIL WITH PAYMENT DETAILS.

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PHPG History book order form




27 August 2020

Back to the Markets

 Some of our members will be at the Ramsgate Foodies and Farmers Market at Ramsgate Public School tomorrow.

I hope you can call by and see their wonderful creations.



31 July 2020

National Pottery Competition Postponed to 2021

You may have seen this notice in the current issue of the Journal of Australian Ceramics (page 156)

We are very grateful to the Hazelhurst Arts Centre management and our various sponsors for their understanding that with the detail that goes into organizing the competition, an early decision had to be made around the Covid-19 restrictions and the uncertainty of what conditions might apply.

We look forward to being able to hold this event in mid 2021. A definite date will be announced when possible.

12 May 2020

Keeping in touch during social distancing

Members are able to keep in touch and share their interest and information via a new Member's Only Facebook group.
There are now 17 members taking part and we hope more will join us soon.

09 March 2020

Helping each other - Sunday 29 March 2020

UPDATE 19 MARCH 2020 Due to the current Public Health situation our proposed sale day has been postponed indefinitely.  We hope to reschedule later in the year.  In the meantime stay well and enjoy your clay activities.

Several of our older members have retired.  The contents of their studios have been donated to help us raise funds for a potter who lost all but his house in the ferocious bush fires in December 2019.
Steve Harrison and his partner Janine King are both well liked and respected by our members. Steve taught many of us at TAFE and many of our members have attended special firing days at their property in Balmoral Village in the Southern Highlands of NSW.  The pottery studio and kiln building workshop were burnt to the ground and Steve barely escaped by preparing a just in case kiln fibre shelter.
With no buildings to store materials we will sell off the donated materials and give the money so they can buy what they need to get back on their feet.

We will have 3 Silent Auctions so even non-potters will find something of interest on our Sale Day.

Our thanks go to the Management of Hazelhurst Arts Centre for their support.
More details will be posted on Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks.

19 February 2020

Our Annual General Meeting - March 4th

All members are invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 4 March at 7pm
in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts.

All current committee roles will be declared vacant and a new committee elected.
Please contact the President if you wish to undertake a role or nominations can be taken on the night.

The election will be taken by the Secretary of the School of Arts.
There will then be a short break and supper before the new team take the monthly general meeting.

Hope to see you there..

21 January 2020

Next meeting for the New Year

To Members and Friends

Welcome to 2020. 

We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting for the year 
on Wednesday 5 February 2020 in the upstairs meeting room 
of the Cronulla School of Arts, 8 Surf Road Cronulla at 7pm.


28 November 2019

Market and Pop Up Shop


Monday 2 December to Saturday 7 December
for our Christmas Pop Up Shop at the Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla.  Just up from the beach and over from the railway station.

Open daily from
 10am to 5pm
EFTPOS available

Our Pop Up Shop will also be raising funds for the local charity, Assistance Dogs Australia.  Members will have many gifts and homewares for sale.  All handmade by members.

We support Assistance Dogs Australia

All hand made by our members