30 August 2015

Travels, Pottery Friends and an Exhibition

A busy few days this week.

I've started on my next project but more on that later...

This week I had the pleasure of the company of young potter from the Isle of Man, Katy Mitchell who is visiting Australia for a couple of months.

Check out her website here: http://www.kathrynmitchellceramics.com/

Inside Katie's studio on the Isle of Man 2014

Katy trained in Queensland a few years ago and won an Award for Wheel Throwing in the Port Hacking Potters Competition in 2012.

On Friday we went to Wollongong (thanks to my husband for being chauffer) to visit the Wollongong Art Gallery and see an exhibition by Stephen Bird.  His work could be confronting to some people  - it certainly makes a statement and yet brings in many cultural themes from his travels and British background.  Much of this particular exhibition is influenced by his travels to India.

The exhibition runs until 25 October 2015 so get along and have a look for yourself: Stephen Bird Exhibition - Wollongong NSW

Then that night we went to the Kerrie Lowe Gallery to meet up with Tanya Bechara of Hop'n Frog Pottery to see her first exhibition with them as a part of 'Bloom" their spring show.

Left to right: Kathryn Mitchell, Amanda Bromfield, myself and Tanya Bechara

Three teapots by Tanya Bechara

Also by Tanya, a very happy critter log and some froggy candle holders and mug.
As you can see it wasn't the teapots which sold first but her critter log found a new home.  I'm sure the teapots will too.

The exhibition includes some other wonderful pieces by well known ceramic artists... here are just a few...

Helen Earl

Bill Powell

detail - Fiona Hiscock

by Mary-Lou Pittard

the whole show is amazing with some of my favourite potters on display.

then on Saturday morning it was a coffee break down on the Woronora at the Boatshed Cafe.

It is so nice to be getting some warmer days and signs of spring.


Linda Starr said...

how great to have pottery visitors and so many exhibits, glad to see the sun, I must check out the work more closely there are some beauties you have shown.

Anna said...

Hi Linda
It is lovely to have such talented friends and yes, do check out their work.
The days are getting longer and I plan on making the most of it before the heat sets in :)

Therese said...

This is lovely work and I will also "visit" their sites!
You seem to be out and about a lot, good on you!

Anna said...

Hi Therese
I'm sure you will like the work shown and a visit to their sites is worthwhile.
Talk to you soon.