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Student | Teacher 2020

Student | Teacher 2020

Student | Teacher 2020

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 9 July to
1 August 2020

TIME

Tuesday to Saturday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

Image: Oscar Vance, Fluffy, Overall Winner Student | Teacher 2019 

Closing Event and Awards Presentation 2.30pm Saturday 1 August 

by Joanne Searle, CPS Board Member and Associate Ceramics Lecturer (ANU)

Canberra Potters’ annual Student-Teacher Exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the skills and creativity of the many students who attend classes at Canberra Potters. Designed to give students a welcoming environment to publicly display their work, participation is open to all students – adults and children – who have attended classes at Canberra Potters in the previous 12 months.

Classes offered at Canberra Potters range from those suitable for beginners to experienced potters, and cover techniques such as handbuilding, wheelthrowing, decorating techniques, glazing and firing processes. Our strong, experienced team of teachers is invaluable in guiding students in their exploration of clay and creativity and we are fortunate to have a broad spectrum of teachers who are all excellent potters in their own right. Teachers’ work is exhibited alongside the student work.  

Exhibition participants can collect their submission from 4-5pm Saturday 1 August, or 10:30-3:30pm Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 August 2020.

 

Please note that we anticipate remaining closed on Sundays for the duration of this exhibition.

Download the invitation here.

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The Chef and the Potter

The Chef and the Potter

The Chef and the Potter

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 5 March to
29 March 2020

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

Tableware by Chris Harford for Sage Dining Rooms

Photography by Adam McGrath

The Chef and the Potter invites viewers to explore the playful, refined and unique tableware used by chefs in and around Canberra. It aims to provoke a deeper consideration of beautifully crafted vessels we use every day, exploring the continued reinvention of ceramic tableware by chefs and potters alike. 

Featuring: Georgina Bryant (Linburn Handmade), Joey Burns (Sawpit Studios), Andres Caycedo (Moscoca), Richilde Flavell (Girl Nomad Ceramics), Chris Harford (Spinning Gum Pottery), and Annie Parnell (Ritual Ceramics).

Opening 6.00pm Thursday 5 March by Janet deBoos, Ceramic Artist and Honorary Senior Lecturer (ANU).

View the exhibition catalogue online here.

Media:

Canberra Times Good Food write up

Canberra Weekly

Canberra Times review

City News review

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The Bald Archy is taking a break for 2020

The Bald Archy is taking a break for 2020

The Bald Archy is taking a break for 2020

Members information

 

From Maude, the judge of the Bald Archy:

I’ve decided to take a short break after the sad death in June this year of Peter Batey, my mentor and muse.

After 26 years of irreverence, humour and the odd controversy, the Bald Archy Prize will take a break in 2020.

I treasure memories of the last 26 years as judge but, as you can imagine, it hasn’t been without its dramas.

The times he tried to influence my decisions were particularly unpleasant and censorship was always a touchy subject—not to mention the way he spoke to that unfortunate young reporter from Canberra who came to interview me.

It was then that I realised there was only one star of this show!

So, after a much-needed rest, I’ll be back in 2021 as Coolac’s resident Visual Arts Laureate and sole judge of the Bald Archy Prize.

I look forward to helping build on Peter’s work and creating a fitting legacy to it.

Maude AO (pending)
The Old School House,
Coolac

https://www.baldarchy.com.au/

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Distant Visions

Distant Visions

Distant Visions Exhibition

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Wed 5 February to
Sun 1 March 2020

TIME

Tuesday to Sunday
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

5 February to 1 March 2020

Distant Visions is a survey of visiting artists from the Canberra Potters’ Collection. 2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the Canberra Potters’ Society. Throughout this period, Canberra Potters has collected a number of works from visiting artists, workshop tutors and artists-in-residence from around the world. This exhibition presents work from over 30 artists, some of which has never been seen by the general public.

Image: Ryozo Shibata, photo by Ian Hodgson

 

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Ash and Clay

Ash and Clay

Ash and Clay

A Celebration of 40 Years of Woodfiring in Gundaroo

Christmas Fair

Ash and Clay

where

Canberra Potters
Gallery

DATES

Thursday 7 November
to 1 December 2019

TIME

Daily open
10.00am–4.00pm

PRICE

Free

Enjoy

 

Featured Image: Ian Jones,
Granite Clay Vase, year unknown.
Image courtesy of artist (cropped for web).
2019 is Ian Jones’ 40th year as an independent professional potter, a moment to be celebrated by this exhibition of current work.
Jones has been making natural ash glazed wood-fired ceramics at Old Saint Luke’s Studio in Gundaroo since building a 14 metre anagama kiln there in 1984.
In conjunction with his wife, the potter Moraig McKenna, he has attempted to make their studio into an informal “centre of excellence” in anagama firing, where they have worked with and mentored Australian and international potters and students of ceramics for periods of up to 6 months. This has included potters such as Hervé Rousseau from France, Svend Bayer from the UK, Woo Sihyeong from Korea, Tani-Q from Shigaraki, Japan, and young potters from France, Switzerland and Australia.
In 2013 and 2014 in conjunction with the ‘Awaken the Dragon’ festivals, Jones was the invited Director of Firings for firings of the 44 metre and 36 metre long dragon kilns at Jalan Bahar. He also presented a paper, ‘The Development, Evolution, Spread and Use of the Dragon Kiln’, at the Dragon Kiln Symposium held at the Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.
Inspired by his deep interest in the contemporary wood-fire movement, in 2008 Jones started a course of study for PhD at ANU examining the sources of the natural ash glaze, wood-fire aesthetic. Due to some personal setbacks it wasn’t completed until 2016; his dissertation title is “Wabi-cha and the Perception of Beauty in Wood-fired Ceramics”.
Jones lived in Japan for three years in the early 1990s studying ceramics and teaching English. During this time he assisted Honma Shunuchi in Fujisawa, Asao Kempei in Iga-ueno and Kudo Shuji in Miyagi Prefecture with firings and attained Level 2 in the Japanese Proficiency Exam.
As an established potter with both a national and international reputation, this exhibition is an important inclusion in our 2019 exhibition program and a fitting end, bar the Christmas Fair that follows it, to our exhibition year.

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