What an incredible year of ups and downs for us all. I feel incredibly lucky to have my own studio on Mt Tamborine, Queensland and have been able to teach, provide workshops and sell work throughout the year. I feel for my fellow artists doing it tough through COVID restrictions. Remember, every time you purchase handmade you are supporting the arts and WE THANK YOU!
It was a busy year for me creating loads of new teapots; experimenting with coloured porcelain clay for jewellery; organising two exhibitions for Ceramic Arts Qld and oh yeah…I got married to the love of my life!#happydance
As a way of bringing in the new year with style I will be offering a2022 PJ Pottery Teapot Calendar Every month features an image of a unique handmade teapot that I have made this year with a few from the archive. The A4 calendar will cost $25 and includes postage within Australia.
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!
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!
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
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!
So…funny story…this workshop got booked out before I had time to put it here. If you are interested in doing this kind of workshop later this year, add your name to the waiting listor simply get in touch.
the boots, scarves and jumpers are out and it’s a lovely time to visit Tamborine Mountain: be invigorated by the fresh mountain air and spoil yourself to a hot toddy at one of our excellent cafes and restaurants.
I’m thrilled to say the Iso Tea-Time of the Soul exhibition at Under The Greenwood Tree has been extended so there is one more week to see this show of steampunk inspired ceramics, you can ask Janene for a copy of the catalogue
This workshop was postponed due to COVID-19 – happy I can now offer it again!
Ever craved to create something in clay? Here’s your chance! This one day workshop will give you a chance to build your own teapot, no experience necessary. $135 fee one day workshop includes everything you need: clay, firing and glazing. Morning tea is provided, BYO lunch and yes, social distancing will be in place.
92 Main Western Rd Tamborine Mt Qld
Opening hours: 10am – 4pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun. Closed Tuesdays & Thursdays
Nicci will be at the gallery from 11am – 3pm on Saturday 6th June. For those unable to visit in person – a virtual tour of the exhibition by Nicci will be viewable on FacebookInstagram and via the gallery newsletter.