Members of the Shorncliffe Pottery Club have been busy creating, ahead of their annual Expressions exhibit and organisers say this year’s event is going to be the best yet.
Club member, Margaret Pettit, said the standard of entries had become more creative and stunning each year.
“Every year the quality seems to be improving,” she said.
“It’s funny, nearly everyone feels ‘oh, my work isn’t good enough’ but really, every year it’s getting better.”
The exhibit, which will be at the Sandgate Town Hall from 10-12 October, and will feature a novice section, as well as a “$30 and under table” - perfect for those looking to start some early Christmas shopping.
“People are looking for something unique, something handmade,” Margaret said.
She added the club was growing in popularity, with a number of enquiries each week about learning the art of pottery.
“We would get around 10 to 12 enquiries every week – they don’t all stay of course, but people are very interested,” Margaret said.
“I think too that people are looking to slow down and enjoy something, rather than rushing around all the time.
“We’re lucky, it’s such a lovely and supportive group here – everyone encourages one another and if there’s new people, there’s someone here to help them.”
All the pieces on show at Expressions will be for sale. As well as pottery, the show will feature paintings, photography and sculpture.
“Everyone here really looks forward to Expressions – even those that don’t enter a piece come along and have a look,” Margaret said.
“We’d love to see members of the community come out to the exhibit.”
Margaret acknowledged the importance of support from the local community for the event.
“We really appreciate (Deagon Ward) Councillor Jared Cassidy, for his support and the grant from his office to help run Expressions and also all our sponsors, including (State Member for Sandgate) Stirling Hinchliffe.”
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Expressions Exhibition 2019
Thursday 10 October from 6pm
Friday 11 October from 9am
(main opening 6pm)
Saturday 12 October from 9am
Sandgate Town Hall