23 November 2018
Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery will be showcasing a collection of hand crafted potted art works from the Gunnedah Pottery Club members in their upcoming exhibition, ‘Clay Works Past and Present’.
The Gunnedah Pottery Club was granted funds from Gunnedah Shire Council's Arts and Cultural Fund to host a workshop with nationally acclaimed potter Max Powell, in July 2018.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Cultural Precinct Supervisor Lauren Mackley said the exhibition will showcase some of the works developed through the workshop as well as others created by the club at workshops held in the Gunnedah Pottery Shed at the Gunnedah Showgrounds.
“The Gunnedah Pottery Club is a committed and creative group in the art scene of the Shire, and its membership is growing every year,” Ms Mackley said.
“It is great to see the result of a creative process in exhibition form where there will be a lot of works for sale by some of Gunnedah’s greatest artists.
“There are several different techniques used in the pottery; from hand, wheel, coil and slab, with some stunning glazes,” she said.
Pottery Club member Anne Pickett has been potting for more than 40 years and still enjoys her craft.
“I’ve potted since the 1970’s and will be potting until I can’t,” Mrs Pickett said.
“I enjoy it; it is peaceful for me and I won’t be giving it up in a hurry.”
Local potter, Jenni Carlin agrees with Mrs Pickett’s sentiments.
“Pottery is great for the soul. I find being in the zone during wheel work is a place of peace and presence," Mrs Carlin said.
The official opening of the Gunnedah Pottery Club exhibition ‘Clay Works Past and Present’ is from 6.00pm on Friday, 7 December at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, Chandos Street Gunnedah. Drinks and light refreshments will be available.
The exhibition continues until Monday, 14 January 2019.
Photo Caption: Local potters Pat Tobin and Anne Pickett will have works on display at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery from 5 December.
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