The newsletter of Canberra Potters’ Society Inc. February 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
Christmas party ......................... 1 A good time was had by all at our December
Summer School ......................... 1 Christmas party.
The Info Page........................... 2
Pottering Around .....................3 Great food (thank you, Maryke
Henderson and all your
From the Workshop Manager. 4
helpers), good weather and
Potters Place ............................. 5 great company – what more
Opportunities ........................... 6 could you ask? It was a terrific
Classifieds ................................. 7 way to round off 2010.
What’s on.................................. 7
Watson Arts Centre ................. 8
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photos courtesy of Ian Hodgson.
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WATSON ARTS CENTRE IS AN ACT
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2010 Members’ Exhibition:
plus gas used
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February 2011 The Canberra Potter
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are all looking forward to another Eszter Szabo
big pottery year. It certainly started with a bang, at least for those who Vuong Vo
attended Chris’ superb summer school. What a way to start the year! Christine Watson
Just a few words on 2010: I think we had an excellent year overall. Class numbers were really
& welcome back to
good, overflowing one might say. Other activities – annual exhibition, workshops, members’ events,
open day, etc – were all of high quality. The newsletter was excellent and the library was well used. Carmel Brain
The attendance at the Christmas party was, I think, a good indicator of how our members Amber Robey
appreciate the society. It was a great turnout and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Natalie Stefanski
We did well with grants in 2010 – starting with
the $10,000 for the new workshop furniture, then
$25,000 for solar panels, which are yet to be
organised, and finally $2,500 to replace some of
the door locks round the place with better ones.
We also gained three new kilns, thanks to David
Walker – one gas and two small electric. We are
apparently at capacity for electric kilns, but the
small ones will increase the options for anyone
who wants to hire one, or get something fired
Well done everyone who had work in the
Christmas Fair. While not breaking the 2009
record takings, the difference was less than
$100. Importantly, I think the work continues to
grow in quality, and that's what we are all about.
On the giving end rather than receiving, we Maryke Henderson, caterer extraordinaire, with helpers Sue
managed in 2010, eventually, to get two wheels Hewat, Rick Beviss & Bhavan Moylan
to the Tiwi potters at Munupi arts centre, on
Melville Island. The Tiwi potters, together with a group from rolling so to speak. If you’re new to it all, this will also be where
Hermannsburg and Ernabella, gave us a wonderful exhibition you can get ideas and suggestions and help if you need it.
in 2009 and we were happy to be able to help them in this Our AGM is on Sunday 10th April. Last year the attendance
way. was dismal, and I even had to summon Bev Hogg from her
We still don't have a start date for construction of the new sick bed to come and make a quorum. I would be really
studios. Apparently, 'the construction tenders all came in disappointed if I had to do that again this year.
significantly above the pre-tender estimate and negotiations The AGM is where you get a chance to determine how your
have been held to try to bring the total project cost within the society is run, and to ask questions, and to volunteer to
budget'. The Canberra Times recently reported that the ACT become more involved. Don’t worry about being roped in if you
Government ‘is on track to implement all of its budgeted don’t want to. We don’t do things like that. But we do welcome
infrastructure and capital works projects for the financial year,’ willing volunteers who are enthusiastic and have a bit of time
so let’s hope we don’t become the exception. to give. Canberra is known for having more volunteers in its
I want to thank all the team, staff, volunteers, and board population than anywhere else in Australia – except for
members, for their sterling work over the last 12 months. I am perhaps Brisbane right now. So with a membership of 250, we
not going to single anyone out for individual mention here, but should be able to attract a healthy active group. Your society
you all deserve a medal. needs you!
I would like to make 2011 a year of transition. Some of our
volunteers have been doing it for a very long time and it is time If you visit the
for others to either take over or help to the extent of being able
Royal Canberra Show
to take over eventually. It would be good if we could have (25th – 27th February)
volunteers for organising members’ events, workshops, open don’t forget to check out our display and
day, and coordinate the members’ exhibition (this needs a demonstrations in the Canberra Times Craft Fair.
small working group of 4 or 5), and maybe a few working bees. Thanks as always to Judy McDonald and her
I would like those volunteers to also formally be on an helpers for their sterling work in organising and
Activities Subcommittee. This would involve coming to a staffing the display.
monthly meeting to discuss activities and to keep the ball
The Canberra Potter February 2011
FROM THE Workshop Manager
Happy New Year everyone.
The holiday classes have filled up well with each week full to the brim. To further raise the standard and
help take the load off the teachers, CPS has employed two learning support assistants for these busy
classes. Paul Dumetz has been working with the morning classes and Zoe Slee the afternoon classes.
There has been a bit of a shuffle in the teaching programme for term 1. Alison Lacy will be taking over the Saturday afternoon
adult class and I will be taking on what was Cathy’s regular Wednesday morning class.
As a part of our ongoing OH&S improvements, three new first aid kits have been purchased. These wall-mounted units will be
placed in the main throwing room of the Wing, the glazing area of the kiln shed and the gallery kitchen. Chris
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust invites applications Call for Entries
for the 2011 fellowships. The aim of the Trust is to provide an Taiwan Ceramics Biennale
opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct Closing date: 15 April 2011
research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Applications are now open for the 2012 Taiwan
Australia. It also aims to reward proven achievement of Ceramic Biennale. International entries are invited
talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in from ceramic artists and works must consist of one -
their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of Australian half or more of clay and no single side of the work
society. must exceed 150cm and height after installation
Closing date: Monday, 28 February 2011 may not exceed 250cm.
PAUL SOLDNER Carlo’s at
Paul Soldner recently passed away on January 4 , 2011. He was 89 years old.
Those many CPS
For those who don't know Paul, he was a significant world figure in ceramics: he re-
members who enjoy
invented Raku for the West, developed low-salt firing, and was one of the key
coffee and food at
figures in the development of American ceramics.
Carlo’s at Watson
Soldner embraced the beauty of the accidental and unpredictable, which he saw as shops will be saddened
a fundamentally Japanese aesthetic. "In the West, there is this emphasis on at the death of Karl
perfection. Something that cracks is considered a mistake," he told a reporter for Castrissios, joint
the Rocky Mountain News in 1997, adding that the same "flaw" in the East might be owner, with his brother
called a "crackle". "It's no different than the approach to taming the outdoors. In the Con, of the restaurant.
West, when you make a garden, you throw the rocks out. In the East, you bring the Karl was killed in an
rocks back in." accident near Bega on
the 18th January.
In the 1960's Soldner worked closely with Peter Volkous in setting up and
developing the west coast clay movement. Paul was a warm and accessible person Two years ago Carlo’s
with a wonderful sense of humour and occasion, making workshops entertaining as at Watson kindly
well as informative. He had a generous spirit and had an enormous impact on the sponsored the People’s
lives of artists, including many in Australia. In 1982 he was keynote speaker at the Choice award at the
Australian National Ceramics conference in Adelaide, then spent the next several CPS Members’
weeks travelling around the country giving workshops and working with students at Exhibition.
various colleges. Whilst here he made work, built low-fire salt kilns and taught
students his special techniques. He held an exhibition of his work at Salamanca
Place and left a body of work that travelled round the country.
He also developed the Soldner wheel, which is widely used, and the Soldner Clay
mixer - used by many colleges.
A lovely obituary appears in the January 4th 2011 edition of the Los Angeles Times:
Posted on the Australian Ceramics Discussion List by Gudrun Klix
February 2011 The Canberra Potter
Happy New Year!
Well, the shop re-opened on 20 January with a sparkling clean carpet and a
sparkling new display. Thank you to everyone who helped with the 'spring'
clean. Some of the pots are very sparkling with lustre, either in or on the
glaze. One example is this traditional style jar by Garry Palecek, which has
be rapid-fired in Raku style with wax resist decoration in a rich copper
glaze. Garry perfected this technique while working with traditional potters in
Japan. Garry is one of a number of CPS teachers who are part of the Potters
Place co-operative. Jane Crick
Vipoo Srivilasa, a ceramic artist from Victoria, is organizing
Those of you who know Scottish potter Fergus
a ceramic (and painting) auction to raise funds for the QLD
Stewart (a regular visitor to Australia and
Government Flood Appeal.
Strathnairn Arts Association) may be interested in
the article about him in the current issue of From Vipoo:
Ceramic Review. I was so moved by the tragedy that I am organizing a ceramic
(and painting) auction to raise funds for the QLD Government
Flood Appeal. I will use eBay as the auction platform. The
CONGRATULATIONS auction is planned for Friday 4th - Sunday 6th February, 2011.
A ceramic sculpture, Orville, by CPS member Starting price is from $20 - $100. Great buy ... get good work
Steve Roper was recently acquired by the CIT from great artists at fantastic prices plus help out people
Student Association, and will be used as part of the affected by the flood! It is an event not to be missed!
orientation program. Steve is also producing a
drawing of it for their use. The following artists have agreed to donate their work. I will
slowly update images of their work when I have them available.
Steve currently has an exhibition of cartoon
paintings and ceramics Angela Valamanesh (SA) Lene Kuhl Jakobsen (VIC)
Toons And Rooms Shannon Garson (QLD) Tatiana Gvozdetskia (VIC)
at Cafe Yalla, CIT Reid
Monday - Thursday 9am-3pm Janet Mansfield (NSW) Vicki Grima (NSW)
the exhibition is on until early May Christopher Plumridge (VIC) Tanawat Suttasoontorn (VIC)
Naoko Yehenara (NSW) Julie Bartholomew (NSW)
If you fire in the mid-fire range then there’s an Kevin White (VIC) Bridget Bodenham (VIC)
interesting article in the January 2011 issue of Janet DeBoos (ACT) Jane Sawyer (VIC)
Ceramics Monthly – ‘Expanding your palette in
Vipoo Srivilasa (VIC) Ayumi Horie (USA)
Mid-range firing’. Well worth checking out.
Shin Koyama (QLD) Paul Aburrow (VIC)
Lynda Draper (NSW) Andrea Barker (VIC)
One more photo from January’s Summer School:
Simon Braund (VIC) Carole Epp (CAN)
Heather Creet (TAS) Greg Daily (ACT)
Somchai Charoen (NSW) Cyrus tang (VIC)
To view the images so far, go to:
To keep in touch with the auction via Facebook, you will need a
FACEBOOK account. It's free and easy to do. Go to:
The Canberra Potter February 2011
Potters Needs in Oberon is celebrating its 10th anniversary
this year. To mark this achievement Ian and Victoria Theyers
pottery books are mounting a birthday exhibition, aptly named
and a wide ‘Celebration’, in the Potters Needs gallery.
range of Deco,
If you are interested in exhibiting one to three pieces of your
Cesco and work in Celebration, please contact Potters Needs as soon
Clayworks as possible to register your interest.
colours. The exhibition will run from the 21st May until the 20th July.
33% commission will be retained by Potters Needs on all
‘Ian is the kiln doctor and can
T: (02) 6336 0411
solve your technical problems.’
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email: firstname.lastname@example.org SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL 2011
www.pottersneeds.com.au Queensland’s leading outdoor sculpture exhibition is calling
for entries. This is an opportunity to exhibit in a highly
regarded exhibition set within the visually stimulating coastal
Artoteque.com invites artists to ART NOW, the 4th Annual landscape of Currumbin Beach from the 9 – 18 September,
Juried Contemporary Art Online Competition/Exhibition. 2011. The exhibition is open all hours and is free to the
This 12-month display takes place online at public.
www.artoteque.com. Apply for ART NOW today!
There are up to $30,000 in Awards and Acquisitions with the
Gold Coast City Council acquiring a sculpture up to $20,000
2011 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award in Division 14.
Exhibition dates 30th March to 16th April Swell Sculpture Festival supports full freedom of expression
Info: email@example.com for all forms of sculpture and encourage submissions from
artists from Australia and overseas.
Potter needed in NT ENTRIES CLOSE 15 MARCH 2011
www.icv.com.au/volunteers/opportunities For more information visit http://www.swellsculpture.com.au
Wood Fire Tasmania April 28 – May 1, 2011
WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011 is an event for potters, sculptors, students, educators, collectors, curators, and anyone else with
an interest in the ceramic arts. Delegates will meet distinguished makers from Australia and overseas, and experience their
work and working methods at close quarters.
While convened under the banner 'woodfire', it is intended that the dialogue during WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011 will extend
beyond aspects of making specific to the use of wood as a fuel. The program will grow from the interests and offerings of
makers from around Australia and overseas and be a revelation and celebration of the visions, prophecies and imaginings of a
variety of clay and fire practitioners. There will be exhibitions, demonstrations, guest speakers, forums, individual presentations,
films, and pre- and post-program offerings.
The idyllic town of Deloraine, situated on the Meander River in northern Tasmania is the setting for WOODFIRE TASMANIA
2011. Deloraine boasts four pubs and several restaurants and cafes, all of which are within easy walking distance of gallery
spaces and conference venues. Camping facilities are located centrally on the riverbank, while B&B, backpacker, cabin, and
hotel and motel accommodation is available within the town.
The convener of WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011 is Neil Hoffmann. Neil has conducted his art practice at Reedy Marsh near
Deloraine for nearly thirty years and previously convened the Claydown Tasmania Summer School programs. Fellow
Tasmanian practitioners Ben Richardson, Michael Stephan, Jilli Spencer and Jim Nelson, and a band of enthusiastic volunteers
will ably assist Neil.
To register go to http://www.woodfiretasmania.com.au/
February 2011 The Canberra Potter
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Cost $88.00 (includes all by appointment.
materials and lunch).
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We’ve kicked off 2011 in the gallery with a display of unique
garden pots by Anne Langridge. You may remember Anne’s
exhibits in last year’s Members’ Exhibition, or perhaps you saw
her work in the ANU graduate exhibition in December. This
current display of work, while only small due to Bald Archy
paintings being delivered to the rear of the gallery, is well worth
checking out – the pots exhibit some wonderful surface textures
and colours. The display is on until Sunday 6th February.
December, of course, saw the gallery decked out for the
Christmas Gift Fair. Thanks to the wonderful works supplied
by eighteen members we had yet another terrific Fair, only very Anne Langridge
narrowly missing out on repeating 2009’s record turnover.
The Winter Fair will
be in June – it’s coming next
not too soon to
Created in 1994 as a spoof of that
more serious competition, the Bald
Archy Prize provides artists of all
styles and standards with a genuine
opportunity to create portrait Open daily 10am-4pm
paintings of humour, dark satire, light from 11th February to
comedy or caricature. 14th March
Winning subjects over the years Entry $4 (concession $3)
have included Kerry Packer, Amanda Vanstone, Edmund Capon,
Shane Warne, Dame Edna Everidge, John Howard and Pauline
Hanson, Robbie and Gai Waterhouse, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff
Kennett, Cardinal George Pell, Tony Abbott, Ian Thorpe and, of
course, the 2010 winner, Bert Newton.
Robyn Booth – first-time participant in the Christmas Gift Fair
Now known internationally as the only art competition in the world
to be judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the
something to look forward to satirical side of this event has its basis in the irreverent, larrikin
Australian comic comment, with great appeal to people from all
walks of life.
Form Fire & Fruition
Geoff Crispin: a regional practice in clay Celebrating its 18th year in 2011, the exhibition begins in Canberra
17th March to 10th April
Opening event and other details in next month’s throughout
newsletter, or check the website. Eastern
Our ‘major’ ceramic exhibition for 2011 celebrates the
career of renowned Australian ceramic artist Geoff If you can
Crispin. The exhibition is a Grafton Regional Gallery help out
touring exhibition that is supported by Visions of by taking
Australia, the Gordon Darling Foundation and Arts NSW. admission
Form Fire & Fruition, curated by Angela de Martino fees for a
Rosaroll, includes ceramic pieces from Geoff’s student few hours
days in the early 1970’s to highly accomplished recent please
This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program
supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and
touring of Australian cultural material across Australia. Ted Watson –another first-time participant in the Christmas Gift Fair