Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Very best wishes to all our Members and supporters for a wonderful holiday season.

Our first meeting for 2014 will be on Wednesday 5th February at 7.30pm in the Cronulla School of Arts upstairs meeting room.  Entry through the front door off Surf Road Cronulla.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Meeting and Stall in Cronulla Mall Saturday

Congratulations to ticket holder Orange D049, winner of the 2013 Christmas Hamper.  

Thank you to all who supported us and Sylvanvale Foundation by donating goods and buying tickets.

Wednesday night 4 December will be our last meeting for this year, as usual a 7.30pm start in the upstairs meeting room of Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla.

Members are invited to take part in a Christmas gift exchange (less than $10) and to share a cuppa and a chat after a short business meeting.

Tickets for our Christmas Hamper will be available.  The proceeds will go to the local charity, the Sylvanvale Foundation.
The draw will take place at our stall in the Cronulla Mall (near Westpac Bank) at 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon, 7th December 2013.

Hope to see you there..

Monday, November 18, 2013

Members Gathering At Hazelhurst

Sunday 1 December 2013 
1pm to 4pm 
in Pottery Studio 
Members are invited to bring along a piece of work they made at one of our demonstrations or workshops during the year.
A chance for those unable to attend evening meetings to get to know other members.

Tea or coffee can be purchased at the cafe.

What will you bring?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Market stall at Stanwell Park Festival of Flight

Due to very wet weather the stall was cancelled. Apologies to any who came looking for us.

This Sunday 10th November is the Festival of Flight at Stanwell Park

Join us, say hi and start your Christmas shopping, 

four different artists bringing you their handmade ceramics so plenty of variety for everyone, from jewellery 

to buttons to Christmas Angels or the perfect serving dish...

Monday, November 4, 2013

November Meeting 2013

Dear Members and Friends

Please join us at our November meeting, upstairs in the meeting room of Cronulla School of Arts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th November 2013.

We will be looking at how to use Keraflex, the porcelain sheeting.  If you wish to try your hand then there will be a charge of $7 for a piece as it is quite expensive.

Then we will have a tea break before our business meeting so bring a plate to share.  Members wishing to be considered for Exhibition Member status can apply this month. Contact one of the executive before the meeting for details.

Hope you can join us.

image downloaded from artist website  - Mia Mulvey 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Start Christmas Shopping

members will be holding a stall in the Foyer of Sutherland Hospital this Friday 18th October from 9.30am to 3pm.

come along and start your Christmas shopping with some beautiful hand made bowls, vessels and porcelain Christmas tree hangers or some ceramic jewellery.

Thank you all who supported our stall.  It was a great success and we hope to return again in the New Year.
In the mean time check our Calendar page for our next sales event.

Monday, September 30, 2013

October Meeting

All members are invited to attend our monthly General meeting 

which is held at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla.

A short film of Namibia will be shown, then a break for tea or coffee and a chance to chat  and share ideas and information before the business meeting.

Bring a friend, visitors are welcome.  Please bring a plate of food to share.

Membership is half price if you join now as all renewals fall due in February.

Hope to see you there...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spring at Cronulla

This weekend is the Spring Fair at Cronulla...

Join us in the foyer of the Cronulla School of Arts where Fran, Ellin, Anna and Jamie will have some lovely hand made pots for sale.
We may have a wheel demonstration...

Come along to purchase a special gift or just to say Hi and learn more about our Group

Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 
from 10am to 4pm..  
in Surf Road between the bakery and the hairdresser...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Meeting 2013

Hi Everyone

tonight we will be showing one of our DVD's from the library that has recently been converted from VHS tape.

It will be one of the Greg Daly collection and there are others there to take on loan from the library if you wish.

Greg Daly

Head of Ceramics Workshop - Australian National University Greg Daly is internationally known and respected as a ceramic artist specialising in rich glaze effects, and also as the author of Glazes and Glazing Techniques (1995 Simon & Schuster). His work is represented in 24 international book publications, in 80 national and international art galleries and museums (including the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London), and he has won 36 national and international awards.He has held over 70 solo exhibitions and was President of Craft Australia from 1992-1995. He has exhibited in over 200 international and national group exhibitions.  In 1999 he received an ARC grant to research the effect of firing cycles in the development of copper red glazes

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This Saturday 24 th August 2013 from 12 noon

Wheel thrown coloured clay by Gail Warburton

Wheel thrown, dark green celedon glaze by Gail Warburton

Just an example of the other works that will be available in our Silent Auction at the Empty Bowls Project this Saturday at Kirrawee High School, Kirrawee from 12 noon to 4pm.  $20 Adults $10 for chn under 12.  Great soups from local restaurants and you get to take the bowl home empty.  Look on our Empty Bowls page for more details.  Plenty of tickets at the door.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

August Meeting at Cronulla School of Arts

Dear members
I hope you can join us at our August meeting -

 Wednesday night, 7th August at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room at Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla.  Entry is via the theatre front door and take the lift to the meeting room.

Those of you who enjoyed Marjories handbuilding last month will be able to collect your little dogs which have been bisqued fired for you.

Bring along your finished bowls for the Empty Bowls Project or perhaps you have a piece to donate to the Silent Auction.

Our activity this month will be to explore our Library.  We have oodles of magazines, books and dvd's on techniques, glazes, alternative firings etc.  This is your chance to see what is there and borrow for a month.

It is also the month for members to apply to become an exhibiting member.

Visitors are welcome. Bring a plate to share for supper.

Friday, June 21, 2013

July meeting BACK TO NORMAL

Our July meeting was to be at Hazelhurst however they will be using the pottery studio, so back to our normal time and venue, Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla in the upstairs meeting room at 7.30pm on Wednesday 3 July.  Bring a plate to share.

Before the business meeting there will be 

A hands on demonstration 
with Marjorie Schoninger
Learn how she makes her quirky animals and have a go yourself if you like..
See you there

sitting dog by Marjorie Schoninger

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 5th Meeting - Demonstrator, Ashley Fiona

Members are looking forward to learning more about the work of Emerging Artist, Ashley Fiona at our meeting, Wednesday 5th June, 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla.

Check this link to her website:
Image from Ashley's website.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bowl Making Afternoon for Empty Bowl Project

Members took advantage of access to the pottery studio at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre on Sunday to begin making bowls for our Empty Bowl Project to take place at Kirrawee High School on Saturday 24th August 2013.  (See tab above for more details)

Joe weighs out the clay in preparation to throwing bowls

Robyn throws a nice neat bowl
Marjorie hand builds a bowl with fine detail inside

firming in the sunshine

more to be made next week

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mothers Day Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Jennene, holder of orangeTicket No 84 D

who was there for the drawing and was able to take away a beautiful flowering plant which was donated by the Sydney Wildflower Nursery.

Thank you to all who purchased tickets.  

The proceeds will be donated to the Sylvanvale Foundation to continue their work with people with disability. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

May Meeting and Mothers Day Stall in Cronulla Mall

Members are invited to attend the

 May General meeting on Wednesday 1st May at 7.30pm 

at the Cronulla School of Arts upstairs meeting room. 
 Entry via the front door in Surf Road and use the lift to the meeting room.

the following Saturday 4th May members will be holding a stall in Cronulla Mall

and selling their handmade pottery and selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the Sylvanvale Foundation.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

April Meeting - 3rd April - Demonstrator night

Our Demonstrator for the April meeting will be Ellin Pooley who is a member of the Inner City Clayworkers Gallery, Glebe.
Here is a link to her profile on their site:

Ellin works with a range of styles and will be showing us her technique for water etching or shellac resist.

Visitors are welcome.  

The CLAY ON DISPLAY TEAM were in our local paper, The St George and Sutherland Leader, p18 Thursday March 28 2013

Congratulations to Therese

Winner of a Highly Commended in the Royal Easter Show Art and Crafts, Ceramics Wheel-thrown was our Vice President, Therese H. with her beautifully decorated piece, 'Ethnic Blue'.

Well done!

Here is the piece in the cabinet with the red ribbon across.

Other members took part in the Clay on Display Craft Feature in the Arts and Crafts Pavilion.
It was an early start but we created lots of interest about our craft and may even gain some new members.

The Australian Ceramics Association organised different groups from across the State to work on the Display each day of the Show.  It runs until 3 April 2013.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Clay on Display at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Ten of our members will be taking part in the Australian Ceramics Assn special Feature Display in the Arts and Crafts Pavillion of the Sydney Royal Easter Show

We will be there on Friday 22 March 2013.

Other Groups of potters will be covering the other days of the show.

We will be demonstrating wheel throwing, hand building and decorative techniques.

I hope you can call by and say 'hello' - tell your friends to stop by too.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Art of Living Festival - Stall on Sunday

Members of the Port Hacking Potters Group will have their wares on display for you to buy at the

 Art of Living Festival Markets this Sunday, 10th March 2013.

Come and join us at Bundeena - we will be there all day.  Click here for directions.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March Meeting = AGM

All members are invited to attend the AGM on Wednesday 6th March 2013.  The AGM is the time we elect our committee for the year so we need your input and your vote.

The AGM will be followed by a break for supper (please bring a plate of food to share) and then the new committee will undertake their first General Meeting.

Business will include details about our day at the Royal Easter Show, Friday 22 March and an exciting new project proposed for 2013, the Empty Bowl Project in conjunction with other community groups.

Looking forward to seeing you there, in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts, 8 Surf Road, Cronulla at 7.30pm.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vale - Janet Mansfield 1934 - 2013

The Members of the Port Hacking Potters Group were saddened to learn of the passing of world renowned potter and publisher, Janet Mansfield this week.

We would like to add our tributes to those from all corners of the ceramics world.  Her contribution to decades of Australian ceramics has been outstanding.  Our condolences to her family and friends.

To learn more of her career as a potter and ambassador for all Australian ceramics check the following links:

Messages of Condolence may be left on this Facebook page for her family:

Janet stoking her kiln - image taken from her website (see above).

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Welcome to 2013 - February Meeting

Hi Everyone
Welcome to 2013 with the Port Hacking Potters.  I hope the year has started well for you all.  I know some of our members have already fired the big kiln - well done.

Our first meeting of the year will start off with reminiscences of a trip to Tuscany last year by Lisa Johnson.  Lisa travelled to the School of Ceramics in  Certaldo, Italy for the workshop run by Susan Nemeth.

It is a beautiful part of the world and the work is beautiful too.

Remember we have supper after the demonstration and before the meeting so please bring a plate to share.

7.30 pm Wednesday 6th February 2013
See you in the upstairs meeting room (via front door on Surf Road, use the lift or the stairs).

Bowls - Susan Nemeth - coloured clay workshop Italy.