Potters put kiln to work for exhibition
More than 100 pieces of pottery will go on show next week as Rockingham Ceramics Studio members showcase their work as part of their second annual exhibition.
Potter Bec Thomas said pieces of all shapes and sizes — from bowls, plates, vases and other crockery items to platters, plaques and even a set of wind chimes — would be available for public viewing next Tuesday.
Ms Thomas said membership had jumped to about 40 members since the inaugural exhibition in 2014 and members were busy working on Christmas gifts.
She said she had been mastering the art of making her own glaze at the Rockingham Arts Centre studio.
“I’ve been working on slip casting and glaze making — it’s always very exciting to see what comes out of the kiln,” Ms Thomas said.
“It can be very trial and error but I’ve had some good successes too.”
Member Lesley Jeffreys said she had been hard at work creating a collection of Christmas ornaments in the shapes of robins, angels and stars.
Mrs Jeffreys said she had always been creative but renewed her interest in ceramics about five months ago.
Ms Thomas said seven groups worked out of the studio and invited the public to visit from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday.
Tanya Beavan and Bec Thomas will join a dozen fellow potters for the Rockingham Ceramics Studio exhibition next Tuesday.