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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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45th Anniversary Cup Competition

45th Anniversary Cup Competition

Canberra Potters 45th Anniversary Cup Competition

We invite member submissions for the design and subsequent production of a ceramic cup to be sold in the Canberra Potters Shop as part of the Canberra Potters 45th anniversary year.

submissions extended to

TBA

OPEN NOW

Submit your application below

THE BRIEF

See below

WHERE

Watson Arts Centre

PRICE

Free

Members only

 

Canberra Potters was formed in 1975 by thirteen potters who had recently graduated from the Canberra School of Art. Their plan was for the society to be a support base as they established themselves as professional or semi-professional potters/ceramic artists, and included them offering pottery classes to the general Canberra community.

Over the last 45 years Canberra has gone from strength to strength due largely to the hard work of our committed Board, members and staff with support from ArtsACT.

This year we want to recognise and acknowledge where we have come from to be the dynamic ceramic organisation that we are today and celebrate the work and contributions of our members, studio holders, teachers and artists in residence as we move into the future.

The Brief: what are we seeking?

  • We are seeking a cup that reflects the quality of the work produced by Canberra Potters members and is creative and aesthetically pleasing in its design and decoration
  • A cup that can be produced in quantity and delivered for sale as per the dates required
  • There is no set design requirement. Each potter is free to interpret their ideas for the cup form and glaze
  • Handbuilt, slipcast and wheelthrown entries are all welcomed
  • Each cup will carry the potters’ mark as well as the Canberra Potters 45th Anniversary Stamp
  • We encourage artists to be creative in design and decoration
  • We are seeking a cup that is innovative and original as well as functional and fit for purpose.

Highlights

  • The successful potter will be commissioned to produce approximately 100 cups at a payment of $30 per cup (with an option to make up to a further 100 if required) to be sold in the Canberra Potters Shop
  • The competition is open to all current and life members of Canberra Potters
  • All entrants will be featured in a proposed exhibition of submissions in the Foyer Space at Canberra Potters
  • The opportunity to have your cup and your work featured in the Canberra Potters Shop and in our media
  • Artist opportunities include artist talks, meet the maker opportunity, interviews, networking with artists and associated retail and café owners.

Timeline / Key Dates

  • Submissions remain open. Close date TBA
  • Ceramic Cup winner to be announced TBA
  • Winner to deliver completed cups to be completed and delivered TBA

Your submission

The submission form can be accessed at the bottom of this page

  • The cup needs to be fully functional capable of holding hot tea/coffee (100˚C)
  • The volume of the cup needs to measure approximately 250ml to 300ml capacity (+/-10% variation)
  • The size and dimensions of the cup are to fit within a box with internal measurements of 9cm (H) X 11cm (L) X 12cm (W)
  • The cup will be stamped with the Canberra Potters mark which will be supplied (1cm diameter approx.)
  • The winning submission will be required to produce approximately 100 cups/mugs (but have the capabilities to produce up to a further 100 if required)
  • The exact number will be confirmed at the time of notifying the winning proposal
  • A sample of the ceramic cup is to be submitted by the close of submissions to support your proposal
  • The submission needs to be accompanied by the submission form at the bottom of this page.

Q & A

Are there any other considerations for the design of the cup/mug?

  • The shape of the ceramic cup is the choice of the artist
  • The type of clay to be used is the choice of the artist
  • The colour, glaze and finish of the ceramic cup is the choice of the artist
  • There are no preferences for a handled or non-handled cup/mug
  • The artist may choose to design a single cup or a collection as part of their proposal
  • The successful potters must be able to fulfil the order by the required date.

Are joint submissions allowed?

  • Joint submissions are allowed but all artists need to be properly acknowledged in the submission.

Can I submit more than one entry?

  • Multiple entries are welcome.

Can I engage another potter to help me in the production of the cups?

  • Payment for any assistant to help with production is at the cost of the submitting potter. Please remember the cups must be handmade as per the requirement of the competition. (i.e. handbuilt, wheelthrown or slipcast).

How will the submission be assessed?

  • The submission will be awarded to the potter that best meets the structural requirements, design and aesthetics as judged by an appointed panel of judges from Canberra pottery community, retail and hospitality industries.

I am not a member of Canberra Potters. Can I make a submission?

  • All applicants must be current members of Canberra Potters. Potential applicants are welcome to join and enjoy the many member benefits. Like to join? Click here.

Who is responsible for shipping costs?

  • The cost of freight for the initial submission will be at the artists expense. The cups produced by the awarded artist will need to be delivered to Canberra Potters shop
  • Requests for sample cups to be returned to the artist/potter is possible (Please note that this will be at the expense of the artist, at the conclusion of the proposed Cup exhibition).

Terms and conditions

  1. The shape of the ceramic cup is the choice of the artist. The type of clay to be used is the choice of the artist. The colour, glaze and finish of the ceramic cup is the choice of the artist. There are no preferences for a handled or non-handled cup. The artist may choose to design a single cup or a collection of cups as part of their proposal
  2. The submission will be awarded to the potter that best meets the requirements as judged by an appointed panel of judges as outlined above
  3. The cost of freight Canberra for the initial submission will be at the artists expense
  4. Joint submissions are allowed but all artists need to be properly acknowledged in the submission
  5. Your ceramic cup/mug must be fit for purpose to be sold in the Canberra Potters Shop. Your proposal should be comprehensive and include the required information outlined below. Should your submission not include this important documentation it may be deemed non-conforming and may not be eligible for consideration
  6. The sample cups will be returned to the artist on completion of the judging
  7. The Potter agrees to the design remaining exclusive to Canberra Potters for 24 months from the launch of the cup
  8. Canberra Potters reserves the right to decide not to award the competition prize should it be determined that none of the entries meets the requirement for a retail quality product or fail to fulfill the brief
  9. An online submission form has been extended:date TBA
  10. Cup prototypes will be accepted by hand or post delivered to the shop
  11. We will be accepting the prototype cups via post until further notice. Final postal date TBA.
  12. Post to

Canberra Potters
PO Box 7021
WATSON ACT 2602

ATTENTION: CUP COMPETITION

Your submission must include a completed work and should include clear and comprehensive support documentation including:–

  • the shape, dimension and capacity of the ceramic cup
  • the clay to be used
  • suitability for dishwashing and cleaning and any specific care instructions
  • budgeted cost per cup.

Not a CPS member?

Membership gives you many benefits at low yearly prices.

Coming from out of town?

We can provide you with an information sheet on staying in Canberra. Email [email protected]
and we’ll send you a copy.

Canberra Potters 45th Anniversary Cup Competition

  • Your email
  • Your name
  • Your best contact number
  • Please provide your current membership number
  • Please describe the care instructions for your cup and its suitability for the dishwasher and/or microwave.
    You may either upload an image of your cup here or send via email to [email protected] marked 'Cup Competition Prototype'. A physical example of your cup must be delivered to the shop by close of business on 15 April 2020.
  • Accepted file types: (iejpg, gif, png, pdf).
    Upload your file here

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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.

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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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
ALL MEMBERS
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!