Saturday, December 20, 2014

Potter for the Month of December

At the December meeting, Rosemary Backhouse was voted "Potter of the Month" for her beautifully burnished pot.

Congratulations Rosemary and we look forward to seeing more of your lovely pots in 2015.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Raffle Drawn Sunday 7 December 2014

Thank you to those who supported our raffle in the Mall on Sunday.

The winning ticket was B23

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thursday, November 27, 2014

December Meeting and a Christmas Stall in the Mall

Dear Members and Friends

Please join us for our Christmas meeting on Wednesday 3 December at 7.30 pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla.

As is our custom, there will be a short business meeting and then a bring and share supper to catch up with your pottery friends.

Members wishing to take part in the Kris Kringle bring a wrapped gift to the value of $10

Any member wishing to become an Exhibiting Member please bring along a selection of your recent work for appraisal by the Selection Committee and notify Jamie or Gail prior to the meeting for more information.

The following Sunday 7 December members will be holding a stall in the Cronulla Mall, selling unique gifts to suit all the family and running a raffle to raise funds for the Sylvanvale Foundation who look after people with disabilities.

Do come along and support your fellow members, tell all your friends and family.  We will be there all day.

Hope to see you soon.....

Monday, November 17, 2014

Stall and Raffle at the Cooks Community Classic 23 November 2014

We hope you will come along

 on Sunday 23 November to our stall

 at the Cooks Community Classic event at Cronulla Park. 

We will be there all day selling beautiful unique gifts as well as the raffle tickets run as part of this event.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

5th November- Meeting with Robert Linigen

Members and friends are invited to come along to our November meeting and see a demonstration on the wheel by potter, Robert Linigen.

Robert's studio was burnt out in the bush fires at Yellow Rock in October 2013.  He is working in a temporary studio while his home is rebuilt.

See images on his website here:

faceted tea bowl by Robert Linigen

Come along and learn more about his pots, share a cuppa and stay on for a short general meeting.
A gold coin donation will put you in the draw for our lucky door prize.

Join us at 7.30pm on Wednesday 5 November in the upstairs meeting room of the 
Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Raffle Winners and People's Choice Award 2014

Thank you to all of our visitors and members who purchased tickets in our raffle at the competition.  A total of $554  was raised to support the Sylvanvale Foundation.  We would also like to thank the local businesses who generously gave vouchers as prizes.

1. Starshots Photography, Rocksalt Menai, Best Fresh Sylvania
Won by Judy green 88C
2. Starshots Photography, The Wine Room Gymea, Best Fresh Sylvania
 won by Celia green 98C
3. Bunnings Taren Point, Home & Gift Warehouse
 won by Wendy red 38A
4. Tradies, IGA Engadine
 won by Emma
5. Tradies.
won by Dianne red 85A
6. Pottery Marie yellow 10D  
7. Pottery Dawn blue 19B  
8. Pottery Margaret red89A   
9.  Pottery Rhianna green 95C

The Buyers Draw of a voucher to the Intercontinental Hotel was won by was Phyllis Whelan with ticket black 6F

The People's Choice Award went to Entry Number 605 "Village 2" by Alison Tucker which was the village in white in the centre of  the room.

Monday, September 29, 2014

October Meeting Wednesday 1/10/2014

Dear Members and Friends

Join us this Wednesday evening, 7.30pm at the Cronulla School of Arts upstairs meeting room, Surf Road Cronulla.

Our guest this month will be ceramic artist, Cheryl Jones.  Cheryl teaches at TAFE and in her own practise is known for her dramatic Egyptian influenced boats and use of Egyptian Paste.

We will then have a supper break, a chance to borrow from our extensive library and then a short business meeting.

Hope you can be there.

Friday, September 12, 2014

48th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition worth a visit

We are delighted to have over a hundred entries in this year's competition.  

Do come along and be inspired by this years display - see the tab above for more details.

See the list of winners by clicking on the 2014 competition tab above.

While we do not have any entries this year from overseas we have had in the past.
Potter Donna Davis from America

In 2010 American potter, Donna Davis hand delivered her entry while visiting and enjoyed the experience of having her work on display in Australia.

In 2012 entries arrived from all across Australia including this beautiful delicate work from Western Australia by John Blinco which won the Decorative Techniques section.

Do join us for the Official Opening and Presentation of Awards with our Judge Patsy Hely on 

Saturday 20 September at 2pm in the Community Gallery of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and 

Arts Centre 782 The Kingsway, Gymea NSW.

The exhibition will continue daily 10am to 5pm until the 1 October 2014.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Meeting

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 3rd is our September meeting. Usual time, 7.30pm and usual place, upstairs meeting room at Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla.

You can bring your entry application and payment for our competition and join in with a hand building project.

A plate to share for supper would be nice too.

Hope to see you there...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Members take part in the Sydney Teapot Show

Several of our members have teapots in the Sydney Teapot Show which runs until the 31st August at the Inner City Clayworkers Gallery in Glebe - click here for directions.

Members taking part include

Bob Wood, Ellin Pooley, Rhonda Morris, Janet Selby and Anna Ryland

Ellin Pooley

Bob Wood

Bob Wood
Anna Ryland "Violets are Blue"

Anna Ryland

Janet Selby

Ellin Pooley

Rhonda Morris

Congratulations to all.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Australian Ceramics Open Studio - come and Unearth your local potter

We will be at the Hazelhurst Pottery Studio all day on Sunday 17th August 2014 from 10am to 4pm.

Come along and meet potters, see the studio and check out the gallery next door which will house our 48th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition.

President of Port Hacking Potters Group, Jamie at the wheel in the Hazelhurst studio

If you would like to visit other potters go to the link on the Australian Ceramics website for the full list
Click HERE

Looking forward to seeing you.

A big thank you to all who came along today - the children had a wonderful time making animals and mermaids - we have some budding artists there.  The adults had fun too.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

August Meeting

Our General Meeting is this Wednesday, 6th August at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla - just off the main street at the railway station end.

Join us for an interesting guest speaker and learn all about molds from Somchai.. shown here demonstrating at the Gulgong Clay Push event in 2013...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Join us at the Seniors Expo

We are having a stall for the 2 days of the Sutherland Shire Seniors Expo:

Elouera Room, Tradies Club corner of Kingsway and Manchester Road, Gymea

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th July 
10am to 4pm

Come along and see us.  Something to buy, information about our club and how to join.

Image shows supporters at our 2012 47th National Competition at Hazelhurst Gallery.  Our 48th Competition will be held in September 2014.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

July Meeting will welcome Cath Fogarty as our guest

Members and friends are invited to our July meeting, 

Wednesday 2 July at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla.  Enter via the Cronulla theatre foyer and take the lift.

Our guest presenter for the evening will be Cath Fogarty, Ceramic Artist, Teacher and Gallery Owner.

After the presentation members are invited to join us in a supper so bring a plate to share before our General Meeting.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mother's Day Stall

our next stall will be on Saturday 3rd May in Cronulla Mall

a chance to buy a Mother's Day gift or take part in our Mother's Day raffle which will be on show and drawn on the day. Proceeds will go to the Sylvanvale Foundation - our local charity.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our part in the Sutherland Shire Citizens' Heritage Festival

Join us in the grounds of the Woronora Cemetery  
enter off Linden Street  Sutherland
and proceed to the chapel on the Linden St side of the building 

on Saturday 29th March 2014 
from 10 am to 3pm 

for demonstrations on the pottery wheel 
and finished pots for sale.

This year the theme is "Journeys" and our journey is from a lump of clay to a beautiful pot.

We will also be on hand with information about the Group alongside the  Botany Bay Family History Society 
in the Eloura Room at Tradies Club on the Kingsway Gymea 
from 10am to 4pm.

Entry is free so look for the Heritage bus 
which will drop you off at the Club or the cemetery as well as other venues taking part in the Festival.

This event is being held with the assistance of the National Trust of Australia and Sutherland Shire Council.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Art of Living Festival Stall - Sunday 16th March at Bundeena

Our next stall will be at the

 Bundeena Art of Living Festival 

on Sunday 16th March from 10am to 4pm.

Here is a link to the location:

Members will have a wide selection of pots, decorative and functional plus jewellery and other items.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Congratulations to the New Committee

Our new committee are to be congratulated.  New President is Jamie McDonagh, Secretary is Gail Sadlier and Marjorie Schoninger has retained the role of Treasurer.

Anna Ryland will continue in the role of Competition Convenor.  The other positions will be in the next newsletter to members.

New President, Jamie McDonagh is congratulated by Secretary of Cronulla School of Arts Inc, Maria Townsend and outgoing President, Anna Ryland at the 2014 AGM meeting.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


A reminder to members that the March meeting is our AGM and we need you there to vote in your new committee.  All positions are declared vacant and you can nominate a fellow member or yourself.  A quorum of 10% of members is needed for the meeting to go ahead so please be there.

This will be followed by Supper and our normal general meeting with the new committee.

See you there at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla.