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Exhibition Awards, Scott Brough Workshop + Extra 'Open Studio' Sessions

51st Annual Exhibition Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to the exhibition last week and to all of those who helped make it happen! Yasmin did an amazing job presenting works with the help of Janet and Elsa. A special mention to our committee for helping on the night, our members for bringing plates and of course John Parker for taking on the challenge of judging this year. We were spoiled with tasty food and even tastier pottery.

Pictured below: Pit Vase by Dianne Parker

We’d like to congratulate those of you with work in our 51st annual exhibition, particularly our award winners. It is great to see everyone’s pottery together, each with its own personality. As most of you know, the exhibition has been extended until the 29th of October. Official award winners below..

Best Mug: Janet Smith

Tile Challenge: Tina Carey

CCG Award: Dave Austin

Mac’s Mud Awards:

-          Full Clay Range + Kiwi Underglaze Mix: Sylvia Sinel

-          Full Clay Range: Sarah Lee

-          Full Clay Range: Trudy MacIntosh

-          Kiwi Underglaze Mix Pack: Emily Eales

WSP Premier Emerging Artist Award - $500: Emma Myers

WSP Premier Award - $500: Diane Parker

People’s Choice: Please vote at the exhibition. This will be judged at the end.

Workshop — How and Why with Scott Brough

We are looking forward to having Scott Brough at the studio on the 23rd of September to take a special demonstration workshop focusing on his unique personal approach to working with clay.

Scott is inspired by Japanese and Korean ceramics, as well as folk pottery traditions from around the world. Scott will be bringing raw materials; some wild clays and we will have a kick wheel at the studio for one weekend only! This is not to be missed. If you are interested, check out his website  or click here for workshop details.

Pictured above: Scott Brough in his studio

September — Friday Evening 'Open' Studios'

We would like to offer members some special ‘Open Studio’ sessions on Friday nights for the next 3 weeks (Friday 1st, 8th and 15th September from 6-9pm) as there will be no class. Larissa will be volunteering for these sessions and would much appreciate an extra helper. Please email if this is you. Otherwise see you all there next week for some pottery making.


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