Pot­tery con­ven­tion com­ing to Childers

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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.

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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.

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