Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 Wood fire Experience - Ready for bisque

These are the first of the pots delivered to TAFE Gymea this week ready to be bisque fired.  Great to see the variety coming in.  Sorry not to show more but when I went back in today our very competent Tech had already started to pack the kiln.

Next week will be the glazing days. More images then I hope.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Meeting

Please join us for our July meeting where members are asked to bring along an example of one of their own pots which shows a particular technique they like and are happy with to share the details with others at the meeting.
Please bring a plate of food to share for supper.  See you in the upstairs meeting room, Cronulla School of Arts, off Surf Lane Cronulla at 7.30pm.

A few members attended the Keanes Open Day at Brookvale TAFE on Saturday 30 June.

Demonstrators included
Paul Davis + Jacqueline Clayton -Talk and Demonstration
* Cameron Williams -Throwing Techniques
* Samantha Robinson -Slipcasting
* Kate Dunn -Porcelain Paper Clay
* Petra Svoboda -Surface Design
* Trisha Dean -Individual Glaze Development
* Natalie Velthuyzen -Hand-forming Techniques

It was great weather for a drive on the north side of town.  Paul Davis was very generous with his tips for working with Porcelain, Cameron Williams used a new Keanes clay called Ironstone to throw his very large vessels and Petra Svoboda continues to inspire with her various print techniques.  Jacqueline Clayton was demonstrating hand made tissue prints and decals.

Click on the names for links to their websites or more information about them.

"Flowers" by Natalie Velthuyzen (image by Steve Cummings from exhibition at Inner City Clayworkers Gallery)