Pottery convention coming to Childers
THE Childers Firehouse Potters group will bring four renowned ceramic artists to Childers when it hosts the 40th anniversary Wide Bay Burnett Potters Association Convention in October.
Local accommodation and businesses will benefit as more than 80 potters from across Queensland converge on Childers in October to attend the two-day event.
Feature tutors include North Queensland ceramic artist Mollie Bosworth, the Sunshine Coast’s Isaac Patmore, Renton Bishopric, from Yeppoon, and local artist Alice McLaughlan.
The tutors boast a wide range of expertise and years of professional involvement in their craft to share.
Convention convenor and Firehouse Potters treasurer June Daniels said the Firehouse Potters had begun preparations.
“Member potters are busy creating name badges and pottery gifts for delegates and putting together sample bags of local goodies and tourist information for visiting potters,” she said.
The group was able to hold the event thanks to funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund.
CERAMIC: Renton Bishopric will be one of the guest pottery tutors when Childers hosts the 40th anniversary Wide Bay Burnett Potters Association Convention in October.