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These Moments of Pleasure

These Moments of Pleasure

These Moments of Pleasure

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 13 May to Sunday 16 May 2021

TIME

Thursday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Artist Introduction: 2pm Saturday 15 May 2021

Daniel Skeffington (Lake Macquarie, NSW) is the Artist in Residence at Canberra Potters from 17 April to 16 May 2021. The Artist in Residence program has been a long-running initiative to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists to explore and further develop their art practice in a wholly supported and nurturing, purpose-designed environment. Artists are encouraged to move beyond their existing art practice to interrogate their existing work or to create a completely new body of work.

Skeffington’s stay at Canberra Potters has been an exploration of new forms, new glazes and new techniques. “I made a decision to embrace the challenge” said Skeffington. “I’ve also looked at a new story. In these questioning social norms times, I’m interested in tolerance. If there were more celebration of our similarities and more embrace of our differences there might be more moments of pleasure.” In some pieces Skeffington references sculpture from Roman/Greco times, which once represented those societies as a collective of people, but also as individuals having their own unique standout personalities.

Image: Bowl and Vase. Mishima and Carbon Trap Shino

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

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Student | Teacher 2021

Student | Teacher 2021

Student | Teacher 2021

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 20 May to Sunday 13 June 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

Image: Max Ciacia, Student | Teacher 2020

Opening and Awards Presentation 2:30pm Saturday 22 May 2021. No bookings required.

Exhibition participants can submit their work for the exhibition from 10am-4pm Tues 11 May to Sun 16 May 2021. 

Download the application form here.

Canberra Potters’ annual Student-Teacher Exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the skills and creativity of the many students who attend classes at Canberra Potters. Designed to give students a welcoming environment to publicly display their work, participation is open to all students – adults and children – who have attended classes at Canberra Potters in the previous 12 months.

Classes offered at Canberra Potters range from those suitable for beginners to experienced potters, and cover techniques such as handbuilding, wheelthrowing, decorating techniques, glazing and firing processes. Our strong, experienced team of teachers is invaluable in guiding students in their exploration of clay and creativity and we are fortunate to have a broad spectrum of teachers who are all excellent potters in their own right. Teachers’ work is exhibited alongside the student work.  

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Paul Dumetz

Paul Dumetz

Paul Dumetz

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 17 June to Sunday 4 July 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 June. Details TBA

Paul Dumetz’s new exhibition, is derived from a mentorship undertaken in the last 5 years, which has focused on functional work produced at the wheel. This exhibition will display 65 cups, made as a tribute to his father, George, who passed away in 2019. Each cup has a unique individual design, shape and surface decoration, each done to tell a story of each year of George’s life.

This opportunity will enable Paul to develop his professional practice, while paying an important tribute to his father.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Inside: by Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

Inside: by Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

Inside by Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 22 April to Sunday 9 May 2021

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the Exhibition

Opened 6pm Thursday 22 April 2021 by Geoff Palmer and Rudi Schneider. Musical performance by The Euphonics.

A collaborative exploration of the COVID19 pandemic and its effects on our lifestyles and values, by childhood friends Julie Roberts and Josephine Townsend

The COVID19 lockdown forced us Inside, separated from our extended network of friends and family. We have both been lucky enough to have a safe and comfortable place with the luxury of a garden. Our art practices, drawing and ceramics, have led us on a journey to process the ever-changing reality of the pandemic.

Events

Join us for a series of events at Canberra Potters in conjunction with this exhibition:

- Saturday 24 April, 1pm-3pm: Meet the artists in the gallery. 3pm: Strange Weather Gospel Choir performance in the gardens

- Saturday 1 May, 1pm-2pm: Meet the artists in the gallery. 2pm: Artist talk in the gallery

- Saturday 8 May, 1pm-3pm: Meet the artists in the gallery

- Sunday 16 May, Draw On: Making and Using Porcelain Parchment and Ceramic Pastels. Book here. (some experience required). 

 

Inside looking out –

Looking to nature for renewal and peace

We miss the touch of others, the easy hugs

We retreat, seeking protection and comfort in the familiar

Keeping the menace at a safe distance

The tempo of our days changes, 

We have time.

 

Inside looking in –

Inside our minds 

Some days we struggle

The time sits heavy

We nest

We seek sanctuary in creative expression

There is joy in small things

We revel in our new-found time 

Making art to celebrate the gifts we have.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Canberra Potters Market – April 2021

Canberra Potters Market – April 2021

Canberra Potters Market - April 2021

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

1 Aspinall St Watson, ACT, 2602

DATES

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 April 2021

TIME

6-8pm Friday evening (VIP opening event) and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

PRICE

Fri night: $5.00
Sat-Sun: Free

About the Market

This April, discover some of Canberra’s finest potters and ceramic artists for the Canberra Potters Market! Established by the Canberra Potters, this market has been created to connect our fantastic community of makers directly with the public.

 
Come and buy original, handmade ceramics including planter pots, tableware, sculptures, jewellery, vases and more. Discover the vibrant Watson Arts Centre and Canberra Potters and enjoy a coffee in the sunny gardens. This is one not to miss! 
  

Details:

Watson Arts Centre is located at 1 Aspinall Street, Watson ACT and has free parking. The market is open Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm on 17 and 18 April 2021.
 

VIP Opening Evening 6-8pm on 16 April 2021 - BOOKED OUT

Join us for a special celebratory opening of the Canberra Potters Autumn Market and avoid the weekend lines!

For this special event, attendees will receive:

  • Exclusive early access to the market
  • Opportunity to meet the makers
  • A glass of champagne on arrival
  • Light refreshments
  • Entry into the lucky door prize: a sculpture by the late Suzanne Oakman

Numbers are limited, so be sure to book your ticket soon!

Admission $5.00 - FULLY BOOKED

 

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