Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Shopping 10th and 17th December


Looking for a special gift or perhaps a new serving dish for that special meal?

Members will have all sorts of unique articles for sale at the Ramsgate Organic Foodies and Farmers Market held at the Ramsgate Public School.

We will be there from 8am to 2pm on Saturday 10th and 17th December.. come and have a browse.. everything from jewellery to Christmas decorations and all sorts of beautiful hand made wares.



Monday, November 28, 2016

November/December Happenings

Dear Members and Friends

Our last meeting for 2016 will be held on Wednesday 7 December at 7.30pm in the Cronulla School of Arts upstairs meeting room.

A short business meeting will be followed by supper so please bring a plate of food to share. If you wish you may also take part in a lucky dip/Kris Kringle.  See your newsletter for details.

Throughout the year we have had activities at which we have promoted the our designated charity, Assistance Dogs Australia.
(See their Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/assistancedogsaustralia )
and their website here: http://www.assistancedogs.org.au/ )

  We delivered a cheque and several donation collection tins plus 10 dog bowls of various sizes and colours which generous members had made for the use of the Assistance Dogs team.

The donations were gratefully received at the Engadine office...



Saturday, October 22, 2016

November Meeting 2 November 2016 - next stall 27 October


Our next meeting activity will be packing the kiln with the works from the Open Studio days community clay activity... all those pieces of decorated garden sculpture need to be bisque fired..

Do come along and join in

The upstairs meeting room of Cronulla School of Arts
Surf Road
Cronulla

Wednesday 2 November 2016
at
7.30pm

and this week, Thursday 27 October will see us in the foyer of Sutherland Hospital selling pots... some great Christmas gifts in the mix... will be there from 9am to 2.30pm



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Meeting

Our October meeting will be Wednesday 5 October at Cronulla School of Arts in Surf Road Cronulla at 7.30pm.

Please bring some brushes with you to help with the underglazing of pieces of the sculpture still to be finished.

We now have permission from the Council for the finished works to be installed at the Sir Joseph Banks Native Plant Reserve at Kareela.

Remember to bring your pot for a go at Potter of the Month and a plate to share for supper...

See you there...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Great job on the sculpture.. last days of the exhibition

A big thank you to those who came along today and helped to colour our sculpture pieces...


These will be taken to our kilns at Cronulla for firing and any extra preparation.

When they are fired  and constructed we hope they will be placed in a local Native Plants garden.
We await permission from our local council.

The 49th National Pottery Competition will be on display in the Gallery for just a few more days...

If you purchased a piece please come along on Wednesday to collect it.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Open Studio Sunday 25th September 2016

Join us at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre this Sunday...

View the exhibition and help us make a garden sculpture, buy a pot made by our members or get your pottery supplies from Blackwattle Pottery Supplies... 10am to 3pm in the pottery studio.



Monday, August 29, 2016

You are invited to come along during September

49th National Competition plus 
two Open Studio Days


The two Open Studio Sundays are being run in conjunction with our 49th National Competition.

UPDATE: Winners have been announced - see Competition TAB for details....


Entries for the Competition due 
on 9 September 2016

Delivery of works for exhibition - 15 September between 9.30am and 4pm

Official Opening and Award Presentations
Saturday 17 September at 2pm in the gallery


Open Studio days are Sunday 18th and Sunday 25 September 10am to 3pm

Collection of works- exhibition close Wednesday 28 September 2016





Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Potter of the Month - August 2016

Congratulations to Janet Selby - Potter of the Month for August


Janet won the honour for her wheel thrown bonsai pot which has additional holes in the base for tying the bonsai plant as it is trained to shape, three feet modelled in the shape of trees and an interesting glaze.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Join us on Saturday or Sunday


We would love to have you visit our stall at the Sutherland Farmers Market on Saturday.  We will also have information about the Assistance Dogs and you can make a donation.

Our National Competition is on in September with the opportunity for the public to help to make a garden sculpture.

Members are reminded that our monthly meeting for August will be held at Hazelhurst pottery studio on Sunday afternoon, 7 August from 1.30pm.  Bring your work clothes while we get started on our garden sculpture.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Potter of the Month for July 2016

Congratulations to Fran on winning the title of Potter of the Month for July.

Fran's winning pot was a well thrown platter using Keane 5 Buff Stoneware and nicely glazed with a white glaze on the inside and leaving an unglazed portion on the outside wall.

Fran is pictured here with the winning pot at our July meeting in the pottery studio at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.

Join us there again for the August meeting and bring a pot of your own to be in the running.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Friends of Hazelhurst Group Membership

We recently took up the offer of a Group Membership of the Friends of Hazelhurst.

Our competition is featured in their July issue of their newsletter.

Here is the link (scroll down to page 7)   http://www.friendsofhazelhurst.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/julaugsep2016.pdf


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Major Sponsor - IMB Community Foundation

Today three members of the Competition Committee, Anna, Janet and Marjorie, travelled to Wollongong to accept the award of funds to go towards the Community Clay Open Studio events we will be running in conjunction with the 49th National Pottery Competition in September.

The IMB Community Foundation provides funds for so many worthwhile charities it is very humbling to be a recipient in 2016.

Check their Facebook page for a list of the other recipients and photos of the representatives at the function this morning:
Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/imbbank/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1706206962974285



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ramsgate Foodies Market and pots for sale SATURDAY 11 JUNE

RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW - SATURDAY 11 JUNE

Several members will have pots for sale at the Ramsgate Foodies Market this Saturday 11 June 2016

Held at the Ramsgate Public School, it is a popular venue for Organic fruit and vegetables and lots of other food.. join the locals for a drink and a snack and take home an original piece of pottery.

Directions here: http://www.organicfoodies.com.au/ramsgate/

Hope to see you there


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Guest Speaker at June meeting

Members and Friends are invited to join us at our monthly meeting to hear 

Australian Pottery Collector, Michael Vardarkis, 
talk about what makes a pot collectable?

Michael recently organised a collectors day at Menai which was very successful.

When: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 June 2016

Where: upstairs meeting room of Cronulla School of Arts

8 Surf Road Cronulla.

Hope to see you there.


Monday, May 2, 2016

May Meeting - 4 May 2016

Members and Friends 

are invited to come along to our General Meeting

 at the Cronulla School of Arts, 8 Surf Road Cronulla
In the upstairs meeting room

When?   Wednesday 4 May 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Join us for a hands on clay activity. Image result for slip decoration pottery

Any member wishing to be recognised as an Exhibiting Member at this meeting please advise Jamie or Fran in advance.

Please bring a plate to share for supper.



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Here is a great link to the Heritage Week details and the exhibition that Port Hacking Potters is associated with.  Please read Heritage Festival and come along to the exhibition and sale.  Place your cursor on Heritage Festival.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Heritage Week 2016

Keep these dates in your diaries as well as Friday and Saturday 15 and 16 April for the opening of Heritage Week at the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts in East Parade Sutherland.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2016 Annual General Meeting - 2 March

Members are reminded of our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 2 March 2016

All positions on the committee will be declared vacant and nominations taken for each position.

Our election of officers will be conducted by the President of the Cronulla Theatre Group, 
Ms Shirley Miranda.

Hope to see you there, at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room of the Cronulla School of Arts
Surf Road Cronulla



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We will then take time for a short supper break before the new team take our general meeting for March.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Stall on Thursday 25 February

Dear Friends

I hope you will visit us on Thursday when we will be providing you with the chance to buy a special piece of handmade pottery.

From 9am in the foyer of the Sutherland Hospital on the Kingsway, Caringbah NSW.
We will be there until 2.30pm.

image from previous stall at Sutherland Hospital showing pots by Therese, Anna and Janet F.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Potter of the Month - February 2016

Congratulations to Joe Simone on being chosen for this award at the February meeting.

His woven platter is very well made and the glaze is great too...


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Dear Members and Friends

We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting for 2016.

Wednesday 3 February at 7.30pm upstairs at the Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla.

Visitors are welcome.

Members are reminded that renewal fees are now due.