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TACA Open Studios

TACA Open Studios

TACA Open Studio Weekend

where

Canberra Potters

DATE

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020

TIME

10am-4pm

PRICE

Free

About

Join Canberra Potters for The Australian Ceramics Association 2020 Open Studio Weekend!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624702874808366/

 

Australian Ceramics Open Studios (ACOS) is an annual nationwide weekend held event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association, over 100 ceramics studios – including many in and around Australia’s capital cities and regional centres – open their doors to offer insight, practical demonstrations and the chance to take home a handmade piece.

 

Canberra Potters is a not-for-profit community organisation, established in Canberra in 1975. Come and discover our two large teaching workshops, member’s workshop, kiln facilities, private studios, spacious gallery and retail shop. Enjoy two days full of demonstrations, artists talks and opportunities to purchase work directly from our artists.

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

2020 Members’ Exhibition Opening

2020 Members’ Exhibition Opening

2020 Members’ Exhibition Opening

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATE

Thursday 12 November 2020

TIME

6pm-8pm

PRICE

Free, but bookings essential. 

About the Exhibition

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 

About:

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.

The 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.

Sponsors and Partners

Image: Mahala Hill, Luna Petrification2019. 2019 Doug Alexander Award Winner.

Graphic showing all partners of ACT Potters for 2019

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia
.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

TACA Open Studios

Canberra Potters Gardening Day

Canberra Potters’ Gardening Day

where

Canberra Potters
Garden

DATES

Thursday 15 October 2020

TIME

10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

About the day

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!

The Details:
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!

Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

Canberra Potters Teachers’ Auction 

Canberra Potters Teachers’ Auction 

Canberra Potters Teachers’ Auction

Online auction

 

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 Important Info:

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.

To view the items and read the auction rules, download the catalogue here.

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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Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia
.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800

2020 Royal Canberra Show Crafts Expo

2020 Royal Canberra Show Crafts Expo

2020 Royal Canberra Show Crafts Expo

Call for entries

The fair will open daily 10.00am to 4.00pm from
5 to 21 December 2019.

where

Exhibition Park
Canberra

CLOSING DATE

Friday 10 January 2020.

VOLUNTEERS

Call Judy McDonald
on 0414 342 916.

SELLING

Call Judy McDonald
on 0414 342 916.

Take the challenge

 

Canberra Potters are calling for entries in the Pottery Section for the 2020 Royal Canberra Show.
The 2020 theme is Market Gardens, and there’s a Scarecrow Challenge as well as regular sections. It doesn’t matter if you’re a child or adult, beginner or advanced student or a professional potter, it’s a great way to get involved and is a fun weekend!
Canberra Potters, Walker Ceramics and Judy McDonald Pottery sponsor prizes in all sections.

Applications close Friday 10 January 2020. For more information and to apply, follow the link here.

We’re also looking for people to sell their work for for volunteers to demonstrate handbuilding and wheelthrowing over the three days of the show. Shifts are 4 hours and you get a complimentary ticket to the show.
If you’re interested in selling or volunteering, please get in touch with Judy McDonald
on 0414 342 916.

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Address

1 Aspinall Street Watson
Canberra Australia.

Phone

General Enquiries
02 6241 1670
Class Enquiries
02 6241 7800