Raku glazing back at event
The Wanganui Potters’ Society’s annual Art in the Garden will be held for the second year running at Frances Taylor’s QT Nursery in Papaiti Rd.
The venue, a riverside rural garden, is just outside the town boundary in upper Aramoho, where Frances has her own plant nursery, specialising in natives. There will be plant sales on the weekend of the event.
This is the sixth Art in the Garden and will feature all kinds of outdoor art and craft including wooden furniture, painted artwork, mosaics, pallet craft and sculptures.
“Basically, it’s all things that can go outside,” says society treasurer Pauline Walton.
Her own work will be on display over the weekend.
Admission to the weekend’s event is free, although visitors will be encouraged to buy raffle tickets for some good prizes. Tea and coffee will also be available “and maybe a biscuit or two”.
Guest artists have been invited to contribute to the exhibition.
“We strive to get a new selection of artist and their crafts each year,” says Pauline.
Club members will be showing people how to “play with clay”, plus, because it was so popular last year, people will be able to have a go at glazing a raku piece.
How art looks in the garden.
Jim Farley unloads his wood-fired kiln with pottery for the Art in the Garden weekend.