2020 Christmas Fair
Thursday 10 to Sunday 20 December 2020
Thursday 10 to Sunday 20 December 2020
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020
Thursday 12 November 2020
Free, but bookings essential.
Join us for the opening of our annual Members’ Exhibition with special guest speaker Rebecca Edwards, Sid and Fiona Myer Curator of Ceramics and Design, National Gallery of Australia.
Award-winners will also be announced on the night.
Please note that the opening will be held outdoors with number limitations in the gallery. Please choose your clothing accordingly.
Bookings essential: book here.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038544386646570
Canberra Potters is proud to present its annual Members’ Exhibition featuring some of the best work created by its members during the last twelve months.
The exhibition presents the inexhaustible breadth of ceramic arts through works using combinations of different clays, making, decorating and firing techniques to create works that are unique in form, texture and colour. Demonstrating the trends in contemporary ceramics practice, this is Canberra’s major ceramic show of the year.
An award pool of over $2000 is donated by our generous sponsors, with the premier award of the exhibition being the $1000 Doug Alexander Memorial Award.
Each year since 1990, Canberra Potters have given the Doug Alexander Award to an exceptional potter in our annual Members’ Exhibition. It is presented in celebration and honour of Doug Alexander who was the resident potter at Cuppacumbalong Arts and Craft Centre at Tharwa, from 1976 to 1981 – brought short by his untimely death.
Doug Alexander made a huge contribution to the development of functional ceramics in Australia and, when he moved to Canberra, Doug Alexander’s experience and knowledge gave a fillip to pottery in Canberra. This $1000 cash prize is proudly sponsored by Canberra Potters.
Information retrieved from Doug Alexander – A Retrospective.
Thursday 15 October 2020
Canberra Potters’ Gardening Day
Join Canberra Potters staff and volunteers on Thursday 15 October for a gardening working bee! Canberra Potters has a beautiful, well-established garden which has been tended by many dedicated volunteers over the years. Our gardener Greg will be here on the day with a trailer and some oversight instructions.
We have a couple of garden beds which need to be planted and mulched, lots of weeding and a general garden tidy up. Whether you can spare half and hour or the whole day, we would love your help!
When: 10am-4pm Thursday 15th October 2020
What to bring: Your own gardening tools/gloves and lunch
Canberra Potters will provide: Refreshments and morning/afternoon teas
No RSVP necessary, just show up on the day!
Image: Bowl by Chris Harford
The Canberra Potters Teachers’ Auction is an online silent auction featuring the contemporary ceramics of some of Canberra Potters’ incredible teaching staff, an initiative devised as a response to the pandemic. Canberra Potters is committed to supporting its artists, staff, students and members, and although we’ve had to temporarily close our doors, we wanted to keep you involved in the best way we know how — with pottery!
The auction will run as an online silent auction on the Canberra Potters Facebook page from 9.00am Friday 1 May 2020 until 8.00pm Thursday 7 May 2020.
Once bidding opens, find the photo album “Canberra Potters Teachers’ Auction” to bid. The album will only be visible on the morning that bidding opens. A bid for an item can be made in writing by commenting on the photo of the auction item in the album.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase work from our teachers and to support them directly during this challenging time. Each piece available has a reserve price which is significantly lower than the recommended retail price of the work. Proceeds will go to the individual teachers, so you can be assured that your money is going to a worthy cause.
From all of us here at Canberra Potters, we want to thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to your participation in the auction, so bid, and bid generously!
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