Fire­house Pot­ters hold fir­ing week­end

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Fire­house Pot­ters group held its an­nual win­ter pit and raku fir­ing event over the week­end of Au­gust 29 and 30.

The event was held at the Iron Ridge car­a­van park.

The res­i­dents were in­trigued as pot­ters filled a pre-dug pit with fire­wood and saw­dust.

The fire was blaz­ing by 11am, and the pot­ters turned their at­ten­tion to the raku fir­ing.

They heated pre-glazed pots in a gas-fired por­ta­ble kiln to a red-hot tem­per­a­ture, quickly re­mov­ing the pots to a small re­duc­tion bin filled with com­bustible ma­te­ri­als such as pa­per, saw­dust and straw.

The pot­ters re­turned to the venue the fol­low­ing week­end to dis­cov­ered the trea­sures that were cre­ated by the magic of clay and fire.

Bund­aberg Re­gional Gal­leries will hold a range of ex­cit­ing and en­ter­tain­ing school hol­i­day work­shops at BRAG dur­ing Septem­ber.

They in­clude free An­i­ma­tion Utopia Work­shops as part of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing: From Book to Film, which are fa­cil­i­tated by ACMI ed­u­ca­tors.

Two other work­shops, Keep Calm and Skate On, give par­tic­i­pants a chance to cre­ate a skate­board deck or iPad wal­let.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the gallery on 4130 4750 or visit the web­site, www.bund­aber­gre­gion­al­gal­leries.com.au.

Childers Arts Space has a Re­gional Can­vas Wall, which is a ded­i­cated space in the gallery show­cas­ing artists who are work­ing and liv­ing in the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil area.

The gallery is look­ing for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for 2016, and any in­ter­ested artists can con­tact the gallery on 4130 4876.

The Gin Gin Art Group will hold plein air work­shops on Satur­day, Septem­ber 26, at Gin Gin Creek, and on Sun­day, Septem­ber 27, at 10 Cameron Street, North Bund­aberg. Both work­shops will run from 9am un­til 3.30pm. Con­tact tu­tor Dale Leard on 0406 692 531.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PIT FIR­ING: Artist wares’ on dis­play af­ter com­ing out of fir­ing in the ground fire pit.

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