It has taken five months but it’s been worth the wait. My studio is nearly finished and the kiln is in and connected. All that is left to do is the finishing touches and to unpack all my pottery gear. Easy peasy, right?
Now I can get back to creating in this beautiful new space built by my incredibly clever partner, Steve.
I was honoured to be invited back to exhibit with fellow potters, Max Powell and Albert Verschuuren to the Ceramic Break Sculpture Park in Warialda, NSW recently. A selection of my handmade teapots and tea sets are currently for sale there until the end of July 2019. If you are travelling through, it is well worth the visit – an amazing place.
I am super pleased to announce that I will be teaching at the Gold Coast Potters Association, Mudgeeraba Campus. First term starts Thursday 7 March from 6 – 9 pm. This is a short term of 5 weeks, the remainder of the year will be 10 week terms. Contact me via the Gold Coast Potters website to book and for more info and costs.
Learn the basics right through to perfecting the craft, we will cover hand building, throwing, glazing and surface decoration.
so…here we are in 2019, with loads of plans and fresh new year’s resolutions. PJ Pottery has recently moved from the Sunshine Coast to the Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland so the set up of the new studio has been all consuming but – we are nearly there!
The big news is the XX FACTOR exhibition at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, if you’re around come in, say hi, buy a piece or two.
The concept behind the XX Factor exhibition was designed to shine a light on the extraordinary talent of the Sunshine Coast region’s women ceramic artists, dedicated to their unique creativity and that mighty XX factor. The rationale for the theme to create works of scale and gusto over half a metre in size was to unify the display, offer a challenge to the participating women artists and create a spectacular exhibition.
Initiated and driven by ceramicist, Nicci Parry-Jones – who will co-curate the exhibition at the BFAC – this show will coincide with International Women’s Day 2019 (7 March) with generous support from WINDO and the Noosa Regional Council through a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund. The XX Factor exhibition opens 3pm Sunday 3 March at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, 11A Maple St, Cooroy, Qld. This will be the official opening of 3 exhibitions to celebrate women artists from the region, more details here.
10am-4pm Saturday + Sunday 8/9 December Juster Road, Kandanga, look for the yellow pottery signs
Perfect opportunity to pick up some hand crafted gifts for Christmas. There will be Nicci’s unique teapots, pastel and earthy ranges of home ware and Peter’s divine crystalline glazed home ware and water purifiers. For the bargain hunters, there will also be a seconds table and discontinued stock at great prices 🙂
FREE tea + coffee and pottery demonstrations through out the weekend.
I loved the challenge of making a whole new range of teapots and tea sets for the Finders Keepers Design Market and now it is here – 9-11 November, Brisbane Showgrounds. Now it’s your turn! Come visit and indulge yourself, family or friend with a handmade gift that will hopefully bring joy for years to come.
Here is a taster of the teapots that will be for sale and check my shop for more you can purchase online. You can also purchase small yunomi cup sets to match.