22 October 2018

Sale Pending and lots happening

The Port Hacking Potters 50th National Pottery Competition opened on Saturday...
The winning entries were fantastic pieces of work.

Mine may not have won a prize amongst such high talent however it looks like I may have a sale.  The one on the right has interest shown which should become a sale, I hope, fingers crossed.

15 October 2018

A Sale A Holiday and then back to reality

This teapot was titled "George by the Sea" and found a new home at the Sydney Teapot Show, thanks to the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown.

I then headed over to Western Australia and had a lovely time visiting potters over there... might find time to say more about that later...

We didn't go far enough north to see the fields of wild flowers however we did find some lovely ground orchids on our walks and the Botanic Gardens in Perth gave us a taste of the fields.

The flora of Western Australia is amazing and we enjoyed the relaxed (compared to Sydney) atmosphere.

Now I am busy with details for the Port Hacking Potters 50th National Competition - entries close on 9 October 2018 so check it out if you are a potter, come along to the Awards presentation on Saturday 20 October at 2pm to see the amazing works.

12 October 2018

Big Celebrations

If you are in Sydney do try to get along to the Port Hacking Potters 50th National Pottery Competition and associated activities...
I will have some work in the competition but really looking forward to the Master Class with Shannon Garson.

29 September 2018

Competition Entries

A busy time coming up with a market tomorrow and again next week.

Tomorrow will be the Art of Living Festival at Bundeena.  Always an entertaining day with live music and performances by the local dance group.

I have entered three sculptures in the Port Hacking Potters 50th National Competition.  All about the environment with pigs to act as metaphors for human behaviour.

cropped image of sculpture

If you would like to know more about the Competition then here are a couple of links..
The Group's page: https://porthackingpotters.blogspot.com/

and a good article about the competition on this page of the Australian Ceramics Association - Australian Ceramics Assn.

Maybe I will see you at one of these events..

16 August 2018

The Sydney Teapot Show 2018

If you are in Sydney on or after the 24 August do try to get to Newtown to see the teapot show..

Here is a link for details on how to get there

15 August 2018

Drought relief - a small contribution to a big problem

If you haven't heard already, my state, NSW has been declared 100% drought affected.  Even farms close to the East coast are affected. 

Over on Instagram two artists have started @artforbales.  Any money taken for art works goes directly to the charity Buy A Bale.

My husband and I have already made a donation to one of the drought relief charities but I thought this was an idea to be encouraged.

The small vase below is for sale for $35 plus postage within Australia.
Pop over to my Instagram account and DM me there - @potterybyanna

Check out @artforbales too

03 August 2018

The joys of lids

My glaze firing this week included two commissions and teapots for the teapot show.

They all came through the bisque firing OK.  The lids are fired on the pot to ensure any movement affects both the lid and the body in equal measure to allow for a good fit.

The same for the glaze firing. 

However if glaze meets glaze you have a stuck lid so I use cold wax to resist the glaze around the lids and the gallery they sit on... so far so good right?

You would be surprised at the tiny amount of glaze it takes for the lids to stick -- 
fortunately a small amount in one place can be solved with the use of a large rubber mallet!

Hurrah, four out of four teapots successfully made...
One is off to the Grandmother of a little girl who I hope will like it as much as her cousin likes hers and the other three are destined for the Sydney Teapot Show being held at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown from 24 August to 16 September 2018.

19 July 2018

My other hat

A bit quiet on this blog of late but I have been busy wearing my hat as the Convener of the committee that organises the Port Hacking Potters National Competition - this year will be our 50th.

You can read about it here:
Weekend Notes - October events

We have an additional prize this year, to be inspired by one of our first judges, Peter Rushforth (L), Peter Travis (R) or Ivan McMeekin (C).

26 June 2018

You are Invited

If you are in the Melbourne area - or Fitzroy then do call by and see some amazing brooches... I am thrilled to have my name on the invitation...

24 June 2018

Teapot time again

It is time to make teapots...
The Sydney Teapot Show will be held again at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown in a couple of months time.

I just wish my studio was warmer to go into... was it just a few weeks ago I was saying how quickly things dried in the hot weather?