CCPS celebrates the successes of three of our members at the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts and Crafts Awards. This year is particularly special being the 45th anniversary of CCPS, as well as ceramics as the feature display at the Arts and Crafts Pavilion.
Congratulations to: Kylie Rose McLean who was the recipient of two 1st prize awards - 1st in Non-Functional with her entry 'Fat Quarters' and 1st prize in Atmospheric with 'Termite Mounds' (also an exhibit in last year's Gosford Art Prize); Ingrid Tristram who took the 2nd prize award in Atmospheric with three of her beautiful naked raku perfume bottles; and Sharon Ridsdale who received a Highly Commended for her 'Littlest Dragon' piece in the Non-Functional section. In 2012 she was the 3rd prize winner in Non-Functional.
Kylie Rose McLean and Sharon Ridsdale will also have work included in Sculpture on the Greens, opening Friday 5th April.
Previous winners and CCPS members include Annette Reid and Lesley Webber.
We are very proud of our members' fabulous achievements, which highlights the enormous diversity and talent within our organisation.
Visit the Royal Easter Show, say hello to some of our members on Tuesday 26th March between 9:00am & 5:00pm, and watch the demonstrations of wheel throwing and hand building throughout the day.
You can view and purchase some of our members' work at our May exhibition - East West Tea Drinking Traditions - opening Friday 3rd to Tuesday 14th May at Studio 1 Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford. Unique, handcrafted gifts for Mothers' Day. Coinciding with this exhibition will be a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, taking place on Monday 13th May in the beautiful Edogawa Japanese Garden.
Our Workshop is located at 1/10 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford, a short walk from the Gosford Regional Gallery - the Friendship Walk connects us. Check out our website for workshops and other events, as well as membership details - www.ccpotters.org or call 4324 4353.
With 2012 well underway CCPS invites all those interested in things ceramic to participate in our classes, workshops or other activities and/or visit our studio and gallery at some stage during the year. We have a great programme lined up with new classes and several workshops already posted on the what's on page. It's going to be an exciting year!
Our garden theme exhibition opens on Thursday 3rd of May. Members are working towards this event already, planning, making and experimenting with ideas. If you're interested in having your work included get in touch with the Exhibition group. If you're not a member, it's not too late. Download a membership form or find information about becoming a member here.
So don't be shy and make yourselves known to CCPS this year. It's a great time to get involved, play with some clay for the first time or build on existing skills. We welcome all those interested in learning more about ceramics and enjoy sharing our knowledge.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our activities this year. You can contact CCPS on 02 4324 5343.
What a busy and successful day. As Claire Halon, CCPS president, remarked "The weather was perfect and our
members and visitors, who participated,
achieved some excellent results".
The pit was opened after firing for 2 days and revealed some wonderful effects. Anniss Seymour's pieces from this firing made it into the Gosford Art Prize exhibition.
Raku firings were the focus of the day and with so many enthusiastic participants many (seemingly endless) pots were glazed, fired and reduced with some stunning results.
Make sure you get along to the next firing to practice your raku skills and learn some new ones. Check out the what's on page for further events.
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Central Coast Potters Society is a non-profit, community organisation of like-minded volunteers who love clay.