I will have a stall of teapots, tea bowls, teapot planters and assorted Christmas gift ideas, this Sunday 24 November. This is a fantastic market full of handmade crafts – pottery, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and much more. Check the FB eventfor details
Super excited to be accepted to exhibit again at the Brisbane Finders Keepers Design Market 8-10 November at Brisbane Showgrounds. I will have a teapot stall with both functional and fanciful individually crafted teapots for all you teapot lovers and collectors. If you’d like to follow my works in progress, check my Instagram page @pj_pottery
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.
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.
TEAPOTS are a challenge and a joy to create, I feel honoured to be part of the November Finders Keepers design market in Brisbane with a stall of my handmade teapots and I’m in a frenzy of making. Thought I’d share part of the process…
teapots are made in separate parts – body, spout, lid and handle – and put together once the clay has firmed up a little to a ‘leather hard’ state. Once constructed they need to dry slowly to avoid cracking of the individual components and then they are bisque fired, glazed and fired again.
Opening the kiln at the end of this quite long process is a huge reason I love pottery, it’s like opening a treasure chest – every time!
Drum roll…..PJ Pottery has been selected to participate in Finders Keepers Spring/Summer designer market, Brisbane Showground, 9-11 November. Visit their website, it’s awesome. Look me up on the directory, I will have a stall dedicated to tea pots.
I am very happy to be part of the Noosa Open Studios in August with 5 other local artists at French and Gorgeous Cafe, Cooroy. Mark it on your calendar, it is a wonderful art adventure once a year with over 60 of the region’s artists and multiple galleries involved.