call for entry: 50th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition – Port Hacking Potters Group

The Port Hacking Potters are based in Cronulla a suburb of Sydney NSW Australia and this year will celebrate their 50th National Pottery Competition in October 2018. Call for entries is now open and closes 9 October 2018. No International entries but entries from any state in Australia are welcome. Read all about it from this link on the Australian Ceramics website: https://www.australianceramics.com/2018/07/24/the-50th-national-pottery-competition-and-exhibition/ follow the links and download the entry form or email to pottersgroup@hotmail.com to have one sent to you. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates.

Vessels for Flowers @ Blacksmith Country General

Vase above by:Filipa Pimentel

May 4 – 24, 2018
Opening Reception: May 5 at 7pm

We’re celebrating the beauty of Spring (right in time for Mother’s Day) with a special showcase of our favourite Canadian ceramic artists.

Vessels For Flowers will feature the work of 12 artists working in clay, making and designing vessels to display nature’s beauty. This broad range of clay vessels will show the very best that this medium can offer. From highly decorated narratives, to quiet focus on form,  the variety of work is incredible.

Invited artists include:
Annemarie Row, Bruce Cochrane, Carole Epp, Cathi Jefferson, Emma Smith, Filipa Pimentel, Jennifer Drysdale, Kate Hyde, Michelle Mendlowitz, Sarah Pike, Thomas Aitken, Tony Clennell

Local floral artist Jessica Payne of A Fine Medley will be making arrangements to accompany the flower vessels for the opening event – be sure to make it to the opening to experience this wonderful marriage of clay and florals.

Find the full details at www.blacksmithcountrygeneral.com

Works will be available in our online shop starting May 6.

Bruce Cochrane

Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde       Emma Smith

Wesley Anderegg and Ryan Myers at In Tandem Gallery

“About Face” with artists Wesley Anderegg and Ryan Myers opens at In Tandem Gallery this April.

“Both artists focus on figurative elements; Wesley’s folk / naive-like people and dogs are sculptural with an edge to them (kind of awkward, a bit creepy and scary, but wonderfully created and memorable) while Ryan’s work is functional but decorated with fairly detailed and realistic surfaces (lifelike enough to straddle the line between functional and sculptural with a definite Latin American look to them).”

www.intandemgallery.com