02 October 2022

October meeting - Wednesday 5 October - all about kilns

 Members and visitors are invited to join us for discussion on our electric kilns and the firing of kilns that are shared by members.

Discussion and inspection of our newest kiln from Fired Up Kilns and the differences with our old Woodrow kiln.

From props to cones and packing shelves..  all welcome.. bring your questions or share your own firing experience with our newer members.

Props



Orton Cones


Packing a Kiln

31 August 2022

September meeting... Wednesday 7 September 2022 at 6:30pm

 Please note the change of time... to 6:30pm (from 7pm).

We will be continuing with making little dogs and perhaps some dog bowls which will be sold to support the Assistance Dogs charity..

Bring some underglaze and some brushes with you.

Members at our August meeting enjoyed making little dogs.  We appreciated Janet showing us her method.  The dogs will be coloured with underglazes at our September meeting.


31 July 2022

August Meeting will be at Hazelhurst Sunday 7 August 2022 at 1pm

 Dear members

Your August meeting will be held at the pottery studio, Hazelhurst Arts Centre on Sunday 7 August at 1pm.

The meeting will be a clay activity to make items to benefit the charity, Assistance Dogs Australia, so come along ready to have some fun.

We hope to see finised examples of the raku firing that members enjoyed in July.

Ray's raku kiln packed with member's pots - July 2022


05 July 2022

July Meeting at Hazelhurst

 Members are reminded that our July meeting will not be at Cronulla but will be at Hazelhurst Pottery studio this Sunday 10 July at 1pm.


The activity will be preparing for a raku firing.. information and hands on clay.
(image from 2010 workshop at Bundeena).

The Silent Auction will be completed so come along if you wish to place your bid.




07 June 2022

Potters helping Potters - Pottery materials and tools and equipment fund raiser

 Won't you join us and help us to raise funds to help Steve and Janine re-equip their studio.  Second hand materials and tools and equipment that has been donated, will be sold off and all proceeds will go to them, so they can finish their new workshop and studio.  You can read about the devastating fire on Steve's blog: https://tonightmyfingerssmellofgarlic.com/2019/12/

In addition to the second hand goods we will also be running an auction of donated works.  See images below. We are still working out details for the auction but the items will be on show at the sale.


Just a little of what will be available on the day. Any materials will need to be tested. All tools are second hand and some in better condition than others but all useable.



We will also be selling pottery books and magazines at give away prices.  Great for inspiration, information and projects.   




Auction Item 1. Steve Harrison Wood-fired Tea-set donated by Sally Hill
(starting bid $100)


Auction Item 2. Ian Lamb green ash glazed platter donated by the family of Pauline Hunter
(starting bid $45.00)


Auction Item 3. Framed shard from the grounds of the burnt out pottery - shows makers mark - combined SH and LLP (LoopLine Pottery) donated by Anna Ryland
(starting bid $15.00)


Auction Item 4: Collage print by Georgia Lambro "3 Pears" 
donated by Janet Flood (starting bid $20.00)












01 April 2022

"60 Years In Clay" members exhibition at Hazelhurst

 Do mark your calendar and come along to help us celebrate 60 years of expression in clay.

Open daily from 29 April to 10 May 2022 or join us at the official opening on Sunday 1 May at 2pm in the Broadhurst Gallery of the Hazelhurst Gallery and Arts Centre, Kingsway, Gymea NSW.


17 February 2022

Meeting up again in 2022

 Our February meeting was very informative and inspiring with potter, Bruce McWhinney, telling us about his world travels and how he has come to now teaching at our local TAFE college.


Thanks Bruce for an inspiring talk.

See more on his website - https://www.brucemcwhinney.com/

Our March meeting will be our AGM and will be held at the Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Road Cronulla 7pm on Wednesday 2 March 2022.

21 December 2021

Best Wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

Thank you to all of our members and supporters during what has been another disruptive year.


We look forward to 2022 with the hope we can bring more workshops for members, pottery exhibitions and sales to the public.


Have a relaxing holiday, watch out for seagulls at the beach, and see you in 2022.


Our first meeting in the new year is scheduled for
 Wednesday 2 February 2022 
at 7pm 
in the Cronulla School of Arts.


seagulls with chips by Janet Selby





20 November 2021

Mark your calendar now and join us for some local shopping

 No worries about late delivery when you buy your gifts from your local potter.

Join us to buy that special gift for friends or family or to treat yourself..

We are joined by several new exhibiting members keen to share their creations with you...



07 November 2021

Some Raku firings at last

 Our President, Ray and our Vice President Jean generously allowed members to use their kilns for a couple of firings recently.

All Covid restrictions in place still allowed 6 members, each day, to fire some lovely pots...