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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.


Exhibition Park


Friday 10 January 2020.


Call Judy McDonald
on 0414 342 916.


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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Final 2019 Supper Club and Christmas Drinks

Final 2019 Supper Club and Christmas Drinks

FINAL Friday Night Supper CluB


Christmas Drinks
Watson Arts Centre Gallery
13 December 2019 with Bev Hogg

 6.00 for 6.30pm Bev talks

Canberra Potters would like to invite all members to join us for Christmas drinks and the final Supper Club of 2019 with our 2020 Summer School tutor Bev Hogg. Bev will be discussing her practice and what she has planned for next year’s workshop. This will be a great opportunity to meet her and learn more about her practice as an artist.
Please join Bev and your friends, members and artists to share some Christmas cheer and light refreshments.

Featured Image: Bev Hogg

August Supper Club with Tanya McArthur

August Supper Club with Tanya McArthur

Friday Night Supper Club with

Tanya McArthur

Watson Arts Centre Gallery
Gold coin donation
30 August 2019 | 6.00pm

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start in the Watson Arts Centre Gallery

Featured Image: Tanya McArthur,
Sake Set, 2018.
Photo: Andrew Sikorski

Tanya McArthur will be artist-in-residence at Canberra Potters from September to October 2019. Awarded the residency as part of the ANU School of Art and Design Emerging Artist Support Scheme, she plans to further develop the work she created for her Graduating Project at the ANU.
Come to this month’s supper club to hear her talk about her work so far and get some insight into her practice!

Floor Talk with Ian Jones

Floor Talk with Ian Jones

Floor Talk with Ian Jones



Watson Arts Centre
Sunday 17 November 2019
Coinciding with his exhibition Ash and Clay: A Celebration of 40 Years of Woodfiring in Gundaroo, Ian Jones will give a talk about his practice so far and his current work.
More details to come!

Featured Image: Ian Jones, Granite Clay Vase, year unknown. Image courtesy of artist (cropped for web).

Canberra Potters 2019 Open Day

Canberra Potters 2019 Open Day

Canberra Potters Open Day 2019

Free event

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1 Aspinall Street Watson
Sunday 3 November 2019

Canberra Potters Watson Arts Centre

There’s no better opportunity to come and explore the Watson Arts Centre and discover what Canberra Potters can do with clay. We are brimming with expert potters and ceramic artists who will provide you with a day of demonstrations, hands-on activities, exhibitions, shop sales, open studios, trade and information tables. As a ACT Key Arts Organisation and the only one dedicated to ceramics, we pride ourselves on our knowledge, skill and outstanding facility which provides an essential centre of activity to the region’s ceramic artists.
Have you ever wanted to try the potters wheel? Now’s your chance! Spend some time making clay creatures with the young and young at heart, and watch our talented demonstrators create new pieces right in front of you. Our ever popular Raku firing will be operating throughout the day too, where under our guidance, you can buy a pot and glaze it and behold the alchemy of the Raku kiln!
Visit our artist studios, enjoy the annual Members’ Exhibition, and stoke your passion for clay. Woodfired pizza, coffee and refreshments available on the day.

No ATM facilities (nearest ATM is a 5min drive at the Watson Shops), however we do accept EFTPOS for most events.