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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.

Working Bee

Working Bee

Working Bee

Starts 10.00am
1 Aspinall Street Watson
17 October 2019
It’s that time of term again, and we need your help! Our next working bee will be just before our forth term starts, on Thursday 17 October from 9:30am. This one is our major working bee for the year, as it gets us ready for our Open Day on 3 November. Our working bees are an important part of keeping our facilities running smoothly throughout the term, and we are always very grateful to the volunteers who donate their time and elbow grease!
You don’t need to stay for the whole day (although you can) just come in and do a job or two from the list.
Tasks include:
– Clean hand tools/equipment in the workshops and glaze shed
– Wipe down tables, tidy shelves in workshops
– General clean and tidy
– Clean windows
– Clean cobwebs from the eaves/verandas
– Sweep/rake outside
– Quick garden tidy (picking up rubbish, pulling up any obvious weeds)
– High pressure hose outdoor areas
Please contact Mark via email at [email protected] to let him know you’re coming. We will be providing the hard working team with a lunch and refreshments.

October Supper Club with Anne Mossman

October Supper Club with Anne Mossman

October Supper Club with Anne Mossman

Come and hear Anne Mossman talk about her process of nerikomi and gain some insight into her practice before her workshop!



Canberra Potters


Friday 4 October 2019


Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start in the Watson Arts Centre Gallery


Supper by gold coin donation

Anne Mossman is a ceramic artist who works with porcelain across a selection of techniques involving nerikomi.
She has found pattern making by layering and manipulation to be a very accessible and spontaneous way of expression. She is intrigued by the shift of lines and the creation of patterns arising from quite subtle movements of the coloured clay bodies. Come to hear Anna talk about and give insight into her practice.
This talk is being conducted alongside Anne’s nerikomi workshop being held at Canberra Potters over the October long weekend.
You can book into her workshop here.

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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!