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again, Anna Maas was the judge and as well
as speaking about the work at the opening.
Anna spent time talking to and mentoring
each student. The overall winner was Michelle
Jackson. The award has been extended by the
sponsorship of ceramics suppliers with awards
for ceramics excellence going to Michael Barrett
(Clayworks Award), Cinda Stevens (Potters
Equipment Award), Marlize Myburgh (Northcote
Pottery Award), Tania Jeffery and Helen Plesar
(Tetlow Kilns and Furnaces Awards), Matthew
Briscoe (GE&GE Kilns Award) and Jacqui-Rae Cai
(Walker Ceramics Award).
The Pottery Expos at Federation Square and
Warrandyte have proven to be great selling
venues offering excellent exposure for Victorian
and visiting potters. The Federation Square
Expo in December was well attended, sales
were good and it was a great opportunity to
interact with the buying public, both new visitors
and many return customers. Several tertiary
colleges showcased their students work and
a number of students had their own displays.
Holmesglen TAFE graduating students took the
opportunity to exhibit their final folio of work.
The Warrandyte Expo on the riverbank at the end
of February is a completely different, but highly
successful venue. Held over two days it has more
of a festival atmosphere with visitors enjoying the
music, activities and the walk along the river.
A ceramics exhibition, Then and Now, to
be held in the Whitehorse Art Space, will run
through March to 14 April. Curated by guest
curator Sue McFarland, the exhibition will
profile the development of creative practice by
ceramicists represented in The City of Whitehorse
and Ceramics Victoria Collections. For more
information, go to www.boxhilltownhall.com.au.
The Studio @ Flinders is calling for expressions of
interest for their winter and spring exhibitions.
Their Melbourne Annual Easter Teapot
Exhibition will run from 31 March to 22 April.
If you would like to participate in the exhibition,
In the pre-Christmas weeks, the ceramics
community was full tilt. Guildford Village Potters
celebrated their 30-year history with a lovely
exhibition, including work by Carol Watson,
Cathy Day, Helen Whitehead, Val Paton, Bernie
Wakefield, Anne Fowler and Helen Dundo.
Similarly, Clay Feet marked their tenth year with
a show at the Old Bakery Gallery, Maylands,
opened by founding member, Andrea Vinkovic,
with work by former and current members --
such as Jillian Archibald, Elaine Bradley, Pauline
Mann, Narda McMahon and Gill Treichel.
Fremantle Art Centre's big weekend annual
Christmas event, Bazaar, included the CAAWA
stall with Sandra Black, Cher Shackleton, Di Sigel,
Sheryl Chant, Jackie Masters, Natalie Acton and
Greg Crowe. Other CAAWA folk with stalls were
Pip Gordon, Stewart and Trish Scambler, Fleur
Schell, Karen Davey, Njalikwa Chongwe and
Mel Sharpham. In December, numerous artists
opened their studios with great success -- Sandra
Black, Janis Heston, Cher Shackleton and Stewart
Scambler among them, one comparing the bustle
to 'the running of the bulls' on occasion -- not at
all a bad complaint!
Stewart Scambler has been working on the
restoration of the Joan Campbell bollards (local
Fremantle landmarks). The project includes glaze
matching and remaking a quantity of tiles.
The CAAWA committee is preparing for the
hotly anticipated POTober in October 2012 with
guests Malina Monks, Merran Esson and Royce
McGlashen, plus a smorgasbord of local talent.
Curtin University has finally closed leaving WA
with no university degree courses including
ceramics, apart from units for trainee teachers
at ECU. Some Curtin equipment was donated to
Fremantle Arts Centre for the new ceramic studio
to open there in 2012.
Jenny Dawson received two major commissions
for ceramic murals, one in Port Hedland (for
Rio Tinto), the other for Maddington railway
station in Perth. Both projects were created in
collaboration with Indigenous artist Sandra Hill.
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