Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Best Wishes for Christmas and the Holidays - see you in 2016

Dear Members and Friends

Best wishes and happy potting over the holiday season.

Our first meeting of 2016 will be Wednesday 3 February at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla NSW.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Stalls for your 2015 Christmas Shopping...

Exhibiting Members of our group will be conducting several sales stalls over the coming weeks.

We hope you will come along and support us...

Thursday 19 November
9am to 2.30 pm
Sutherland Hospital Foyer
Cnr Kingsway & Kareena Road
Caringbah NSW

Saturday 21 November 2015
8am to 2pm
Ramsgate Organic Foodies Market
Ramsgate Public School
Cnr Chuter Ave & Hawthorne Street
Ramsgate NSW

Link here:

Saturday 5 December 2015
9am to 2pm
Sporties Heavenly Handmade Markets
230 Heathcote Road
Hammondville (Moorebank) NSW

Link here:

And back to Ramsgate 
Saturday 12 December
8am to 2pm
Ramsgate Organic Foodies Market
Ramsgate Public School
Cnr Chuter Ave & Hawthorne Street
Ramsgate NSW

Image from a previous stall at Cronulla

Potter of the Month - November 2015

Congratulations to our President, Jamie on being our Potter of the Month for November..

Jamie shows of his little bowl of striated coloured clays... and who is that hiding behind the screen? 
a close-up of the bowl

See you at the December meeting - Wednesday 2 December.  A short business meeting will be followed by Christmas nibbles... a social time to finish the year.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November Movie night

Your next meeting on November 4th will include an interesting pottery video chosen by our Social Secretary, Joe.

The fun starts at 7.30pm and you will also have the opportunity to buy some great resources from our library clearance.

Remember to bring along a piece of your own pottery to be in the running for Potter of The Month.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Potter of the Month - October

Congratulations to Ian Lamb - nominated Potter of the Month for October for his faceted bowl.

The bowl is glazed with a Temoku glaze - here is a closeup -

Temoku faceted bowl by Ian Lamb

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Members Sale at Ramsgate this Saturday 4 October

Several exhibiting members will have their work for sale this Saturday 4 October at the Ramsgate Public School Cnr Chuter Ave & Hawthorne Street Ramsgate.  8am to 2pm.
this is part of the Ramsgate Organic Foodies Market - see link here:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

October Meeting - Bring your Clay!

Members and Friends are invited to our October meeting

7:30pm Wednesday 7 October 2015

in the upstairs meeting room
at the Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla

Our activity this month will be to make your own Christmas decorations...

Our secretary Gail will lead us through but bring your own clay, tools and underglazes.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sale of Works Stall at Sutherland Hospital 24/9/2015

Please call by on Thursday 24 September 2015

at the foyer of Sutherland Hospital, Caringbah NSW

where members will have a variety of functional, decorative pots plus some jewellery on sale.

from 9:00am to 2:30pm

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Successful Workshop

A big thank you to the lovely Coll Minogue, co-author of The Log Book, for a wonderful workshop on Sunday 20 September 2015 at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre.

Well done to our members and friends who took part - some wonderful creations from you all.

Left to Right - Back Row: Marjorie, Jitka, Kate, Anna, Coll, Gail, Rhonda, Therese, Liz, Joan
Front row: Helen, Jean and Joe.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Join us for our part in the Australian Ceramics Open Studios

Members and friends are invited to join us at the Cronulla School of Arts

Saturday 15 August
9:30am to 3:30pm

8 Surf Road 
Cronulla NSW

To find out more about the Australian Ceramics Open Studio event go to their website and search for other studios to visit near you. Australian Ceramics Assn website

Potter of the Month July 2015

Congratulations to Conal Condren - Potter of the Month for July

Conal presented his small sculptural piece "Dead Tree" on which he has used his own ash glaze and fired in reduction.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Potter of the Month for June - Therese Haussener

Congratulations to Therese for selection as our Potter of the Month for June.

Her Australian Desert themed mug is a great example of her decorative style.

Monday, May 18, 2015

June Meeting Wednesday 3 June 2015

 Members and friends are reminded that our next meeting will be on Wednesday 3 June at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla.

Remember to bring a pot for your chance to be named Potter of the Month.  A plate to share for supper is also appreciated.

Potter of the Month for May was Anna Ryland for her small vessel. Wheel thrown, decorated with hand drawn ceramic pencil and glazed with a Transparent Blue Glaze and then fired in reduction to 1280 deg. C.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

May Meeting

Do join us for the May meeting.  Wednesday 6 May at 7:30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla.

Bring some food on a plate for supper and enjoy a chat with fellow potters after the demonstration.

Jitka was our "Potter of the Month" for April with a very pretty mug which was also a donation to our supper mug collection.

Remember to bring along an example of your own work to go in the running for May.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Demonstration and stall at Heritage Festival in the Shire

Please join us outside the  Woronora Cemetery's Celeste Cottage on Saturday 11 April 2015

We will be there all day from 10 am weather permitting.

With demonstrations of throwing pots on the wheel and some beautiful hand made pots by our members for sale.

selection of pots by PHPG member, Mona K

This is our contribution to the Shire's Heritage Week Festival and we will also have an information table and pots for sale at Tradies Gymea.

There will be a vintage bus running a service between all the events.

Hope you can join us..

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

April Meeting 2015

Information for Members and Visitors to our April Meeting

which will be held at 7.30 pm in the upstairs meeting room 

of the Cronulla School of Arts

on Wednesday 1 April 2015.

Please join us for a talk by an expert in the use of Terrasiggulata, Walter Auer, TAFE teacher and a professional Ceramic Artist.

examples of Walter Auer's use of Terrasiggulata
Following the talk there will be supper (please bring a plate to share) and then our monthly meeting where arrangements will be finalised for the event to open Heritage Week.

See you there!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Market Stall at the Art of Living Festival

Join us at Bundeena on Sunday 15 March 2015 for the Art of Living Festival Markets...

Lots of new goodies for you and your friends to buy,

Home wares, decorative pots, jewellery and a bargain table!

Monday, February 23, 2015

March Happenings

Members and Friends are invited to our March Annual General Meeting which will be held at the Cronulla School of Arts upstairs meeting room on Wednesday 4 March at 7.30 pm.

The AGM will be followed by our monthly meeting.  Please come along and show your support.

Exhibiting Members, Anna, Janet, Sandra and Mona will be taking part in the Art of Living Festival to be held at Bundeena on Sunday 15 March 2015.  This year the festival will be held in Bundeena Oval.

Here are some examples of the works available at our stall.  Great gifts or perhaps new wares for your own home.  Hope to see you there.

Mugs by Janet

Australian themed sculptures by Janet
Homewares by Mona
Homewares by Mona

Decorated tiles or coasters by Sandra

Vases by Sandra

Jewellery by Anna

Pieced votive by Anna

Friday, February 13, 2015

February Potter of the Month

Congratulations to Rosemary Backhouse for once again being Potter of the Month

This month Rosemary brought along a beautifully formed piece, all white with a satin matt glaze