Pot­ters put kiln to work for ex­hi­bi­tion

Southern Telegraph - - News - Ar­ran Mor­ton

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.

Pic­ture: Ar­ran Mor­ton

Tanya Bea­van and Bec Thomas will join a dozen fel­low pot­ters for the Rock­ing­ham Ce­ram­ics Stu­dio ex­hi­bi­tion next Tues­day.

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