25 August 2013

successful Empty Bowls fund raiser

Yesterday was THE day of the Empty Bowls event I have been helping the Port Hacking Potters, students at Hazelhurst and the Ceramic Design Studio work towards for the last 8mths or more.

The organizer did a tremedous job and teaming up with the local Shire Lioness Club meant we had some mentoring along the way though there were some differences in philosophy here and there it all came together and was a success on so many levels.

The PHPG have gained some new members, the students at Hazelhurst have seen the value of their work in clay and best of all the charity that  were designated as the recipent of the funds raised will benefit both financially and through a higher profile in our community.  Win Win Win...

an early in the day pic - the gaps between bowls grew as the day went on
view of the students work being rearranged by our volunteers - Silent Auction in the middle...

amazing what can happen when people are prepared to give of themselves and their skills...

and a highlight of my day was meeting up with Tanya of Hop'n Frog Pottery who generously gave 4 pieces of work to the Silent Auction.
here we are  :^)
and here is the work that Tanya donated, aren't they beautiful and so professionally finished! They even come with their own numbered and signed card!!  That black incense burner with the cute little ladybird bugs was won by me in the Silent Auction and now sits happily in my home.
we weren't able to have a pottery wheel in the hall so I put together this display  

I'll be posting this over on Mud Colony and to my Facebook page too...

23 August 2013

empty bowls day in the morning

the Empty Bowls Day is tomorrow and we have lots to do..
including unpacking all these boxes and other boxes...
Soup bowls
Silent Auction works
Market tables... for student works....
nite nite

16 August 2013

More Empty Bowls

Most of my time has been taken up with the Empty Bowls Project this week, plus the usual family stuff.  My poor friends must all be feeling very neglected...

Here are some snaps of what I've been packing today..

I altered this one using a technique I saw on a YouTube clip

this one has a tan slip, then carved then a Transparent Green Glaze over the top

similar technique to the one above

Port Hacking Potters have made nearly two hundred bowls between us all - about the same by student potters at Hazelhurst Arts Centre and the TAFE Ceramic Design Studio

this went well with yellow slip and tissue print decoration

If you have friends in Sydney do encourage them to come along - details on the Port Hacking Potters blog - here:Port Hacking Potters Empty Bowls event

or the Empty Bowls Facebook page: Empty Bowls 24 August 2013

if you can't get there then check out the studio happenings at Mud Colony.

05 August 2013

Sales at Sydney Teapot Show 2013

I have just learned that two of my teapots sold at the opening of the Sydney Teapot Show.
I am so very pleased these have a new home..

"T Babe" Wheel Thrown stoneware with underglaze and tissue print decoration. SOLD

"Illawarra Flame"  Wheel thrown stoneware with underglaze decoration. SOLD
I hope their new owners are very happy with them.

04 August 2013

Hardenbergia or Sarsparilla Vine and bottoms

This lovely Hardenbergia or Sarsparilla vine is in full bloom next to the pottery studio at Hazelhurst Art Centre.  It caught my eye as I was walking in yesterday to catchup a class I missed earlier in the week due to meetings about the Empty Bowls Project.

I love the way it scrambles across the landscape without taking over other plants, it just embellishes them.

And then this afternoon was spent cleaning bottoms - of bowls - 70 of them... again for the Empty Bowls project... we have another kiln load underway so with those and the 100 plus also from students at the classes at Hazelhurst and more from the TAFE students at the Ceramic Design Studio across the road, I am feeling much easier..

this one of mine came through quite well.
By the way, I also have a Facebook page: AnnasCeramics
And a Facebook Group: Anna's Aussie Ceramics

Not forgetting the Blog Link up site for potters: Mud Colony

See you around :^)