We are all rugged up on Tamborine Mountain, wood smoke fills the evening air but it’s been snug and cosy at the PJ Pottery Studio and my wonderful enthusiastic students have just finished term 2 classes. I am so proud of their progress and some magic pots have been created over the last 10 weeks. Check out these amazing works including some marvellous monsters from a children’s pottery workshop I conducted in April with Scenic Rim Regional Council
Don’t forget my WINTER SALE of handmade jewellery ends last day of June – HAPPY SHOPPING!
Back in the warmth of January I ran a ceramic jewellery workshop and revelled in watching my students get excited about their creations. So now we are in May and I have at last finished and photographed my own handmade porcelain earrings and handmade glass bead necklaces.
Some of these have been embellished with small porcelain trinkets making them pop. And to celebrate, all of these new pieces are on sale until the end of June. I hope you find one or two you like here.
There is a wonderful array of workshop choices at the 2021 Buderim Craft Cottage Winter School on the Sunshine Coast. These include a two day workshop with me! THE CLAYSURFACE 3-4 July 2021.
Explore a variety of surface treatment methods for application onto clay, from the raw surface to onglaze methods. Participants will make new pieces to be enhanced with surface treatment techniques and see demonstrations on carving, stamping, water etching and much more.
I was chuffed to have one of my teapots to be recently selected as a finalist in the Klytie Pate Award Mansfield, Victoria I was in great company with some brilliant Australian potters, one of only 40 to be on display. Not the winner, but this baby did sell!
And now we are suddenly in March! Okay, welcome autumn! Although, it’s 30 degrees here on Mt Tamborine as I write this….
My first term of ceramic classes are at the halfway mark and I’m blessed with a bunch of keen students. So now I am pleased to offer the first of term 2 classes at my home studio on Mt Tamborine.
is a 5 week course for those wanting to have a play with clay, hand building their own pottery pieces. These are small intimate classes, no more than 5 students per class, you can do your own thing or be guided by Nicci with hand building projects throughout the course. The course starts Thursday 22 April from 9:30am to 11:30am, the course ends 20 May.
All the details and how to book a place is listed on my workshops and classes page HERE
thank you to all who bought my pottery; commissioned work; attended classes and gave me such encouraging feedback through 2020. Being able to work in ceramics is such a privilege and I love what I do. So, it gives me a thrill to let you know what I have planned for 2021.
I am now offering pottery classes from my home studio on Mt Tamborine through Qld school terms:
TEN WEEK TERMWednesday (fully booked for term 1) and Thursday nights (a few spaces still available) 5:30pm-8:30pm
10 week terms, 3 hour weekly classes commencing end of January
structured program for beginners to intermediate students
maximum 5 students per class
Term fee $450 (includes: tuition in hand building and throwing, firing and glazing costs, some additional fees will apply to extra surface decoration materials)
byo clay and tools (a list will be provided to students)
session times Wednesday and Thursday night classes 5.30-8.30pm
CASUAL CLAY SessionsThursdays from 9:30am-11:30am. These are 5 week courses for those newbies wanting to test the waters or those with some experience wishing to do their own projects with a bit of guidance. More info and bookings HERE
since the Australian Ceramics Open Studio event last November I have established a small gallery of my current work that worked so well, I am leaving it in place! It is open by appointment. Please EMAIL to book a time, EFTpos and cash sales available.
throughout 2021 I will be running workshops in hand building and throwing. The first up is CERAMIC JEWELLERY MAKING bookings HERE
In this one day workshop we will cover a few of the many different options available to create ceramic jewellery including:
coloured porcelain inlay
pressing and stamping
using a resist to create a pattern
and how to attach the earring or necklace parts.
No experience necessary.
$135 fee one day workshop includes everything you need: porcelain clay, firing, 2 sets of stirling silver earrings and several options for necklaces and glazing your finished pieces. Morning tea is provided, BYO lunch and yes, social distancing will be in place.
10am – 4pm Sunday 17 January
Email me email@example.com for more info. These are small private sessions, maximum of 6 students so you get my full attention! If you don’t get a place, please put your name on the waiting list and I’ll run another workshop if I get enough interest.
VERY excited to be in the 2020 Australian Ceramics Open Studios Sat/Sun 21/22 November. My lovely studio will be (hopefully) clean and tidy and pots priced and displayed ready for sale. There will be the traditional sales table of seconds and old stock as well as fresh new work hot from the kiln. I’ll be offering discounts for my wonderful students and repeat customers so come along, talk clay, and bring some spending money #nearlyxmas
I will be giving throwing demonstrations all weekend so bring your children and friends to see how pottery is made on the wheel. See you next month!