50th National Pottery Competition 2018

Congratulations to the Winners 
announced at our Awards Presentations 
on Saturday 20 October 2018

·        Overall winner of the Port Hacking Potters Award 
o   Kay Alliband – #230  Syrian Exodus

Prize $2000 
(Port Hacking Potters $1500.00 Lucas Harwood Realty $500.00)

also winner of the People's Choice Award by a large number of votes.
Prize $200
(Kerri Lowe Gallery voucher $100 + Pottery Online voucher $100)

 Golden Anniversary Award
o   Robert Linigen –  #133 Bushfire Remains

Prize $500 
(Cronulla School of Arts Inc. $250 + Blackwattle Pottery Supplies voucher $250)

§  Merit Awards
·        Christine Skrobek – #127 Naked Raku Oriental bowls

·        Melissa McElhone – #232  Heartfelt

 Indigenous Award
o   Elizabeth Dunn –#213  Kampurara Bush Tomatoes

Prize $500
 (Caringbah Rotary Club)

§  Merit Awards
·        Bankstown Koori Elders – #204 Circle of Koori Elders

·        Sean Jackson – #411 Spectral Decadence – student at UNSW Art and Design

Section 1 –  Open Wheelthrown
o   Mollie Bosworth –  #132 Time Traveller

Prize $500 
(Keane Ceramics voucher)

§  Merit Awards
·        Yvette De Lacy – #108 Into the Wild

·        Meg Patey –#126  Lustre Platter

·        Willi Michalski - # 141 – Teardrop form

Section 2 – Open Handformed and Sculpture

o   Julie Nash – #242 Axe to Extinction 

Prize $500 
(Clayworks voucher $300.00 Fired Arts voucher $100.00 
Pottery Online $100.00 voucher)

§  Merit Awards
·        Karen Jennings – #247 Scribbly Gum

·        Lauraine Parker – #237 When Ice Breaks

  • Carole Christie - #209 High Tea in India

Section 3 – Student Wheelthrown
o   Anthony Ziegler -   - Gymea TAFE #312

Prize $300 
(Easybats.com (set of bats) Fired Arts voucher $50)

§  Merit Awards
·        Roy Chandra – Brookvale TAFE - #302

·        Conal Condren – #306 Hazelhurst Pottery student

Section 4 – student Hand formed and Sculpture
o   Dana Lundmark – #406 Lets Play O’s and X’s Brookvale TAFE

Prize $300 
(TACA Membership + Magazine $120.00 Northcote voucher $100.00  Japan Crafts goods to $70 Fired Arts voucher $50)

§  Merit Awards –
·        Rebecca Micallef – #416 Within the Earth  - Gymea TAFE

·        Kylie Gusset – #417 Splash – Brookvale TAFE

Thank you to all who joined us, on Saturday 20 October at 2pm at the Hazelhurst Arts Centre 782 Kingsway Gymea NSW

and for the talks in the morning by Merran Esson and Janet De Boos at 10am in the theatrette.

Entries for the 2018 50th National Pottery Competition are now closed.

See you on delivery day - Thursday 18 October between 9.30am and 4pm 


or email us to go on the mailing list at

This competition is for all potters residing in Australia from any state.

We are unable to accept entries from outside Australia.

Read more about the Competition and our Group in these articles 

on the Australian Ceramics News - HERE

 or on Weekend Notes - HERE

There are 3 Major Prizes - the Port Hacking Potters Award for best in show, the award for an Indigenous ceramic artist, the Golden Anniversary Award plus sections for Wheel Thrown, Hand built or Sculpture, plus student sections.

50th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition

20 - 30 October 2018

Image of winning entry of the 2016 Indigenous Award by Bankstown Koori Elders


  1. Hi, what is the deadline please?

  2. Hi Kirsty, sorry I didn't see your comment earlier. The closing date is 9 October 2018. Please email us at pottersgroup@hotmail.com to go on our mailing list and have an entry form sent to you as soon as they become available.

  3. Hello. Port Hacking potters Group.

    My name is Woochang Kim
    I am a potter from Korea.

    I'm staying in Australia and making a pottery.
    I am a working holiday visa now. Not Australian.

    Can I join you in the 50th National Pottery Competition 2018?

    Have a good day!

    Kind regards,
    Woochang Kim

  4. Hi Woochang Kim
    I think you also emailed us (best way to contact us) so you should know now that yes, as you are living in Australia you can enter the competition.