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Upcoming Events

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Christmas Pottery Sale 2021

Come down to our studio for unique Christmas gifts, handmade by our talented members.

Date: Sunday 5th of December 2021

Time: 9am - 2pm

Where: 15 Flowers St, Railway Estate 

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North Queensland Ceramic Awards 
2022

The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia.

The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 continues to provide both opportunities for artists to become a part of one of the nation's most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.

Selected works will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 22 July to 25 September 2022 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

Entries open

Monday 1 November 2021

Entries close

5pm, Friday 15 April 2022

Exhibition dates

Friday 22 July - Sunday 25 September 2022

Apply Now  https://bit.ly/3Eqz4B1

To find out more about the North Queensland Ceramic Awards head to https://bit.ly/3ClYqzs

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Armoured Mist Frog 2020

Bone china, porcelain, stoneware, volcanic glaze 

8 x 17 x 15 cm 

Major acquisitive prize winner of the 2020 Biennial North Queensland Ceramics Awards.

City of Townville Art Collection

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Workshops

NQPA annually invites potters who are experts in their field to share their knowledge and wisdom with our members. Please keep posted for details and dates.

Previous Events

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Anne Mossman Workshop

In July 2019 we had a fabulous three-day hands-on workshop,to develop a collection of vessels that incorporates nerikomi (coloured clay patterning), carving/piercing and adding texture.

The vessels were created using hand building, slip casting and/or throwing with porcelain.

Every participant had the opportunity to produce several vessels using their developed colored patterns using Anne's demonstrated techniques to form the basis of a fabulous collection of vessels.

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Greg Daly Lustre Workshop

In July 2018 the NQPA members gathered to watch a master at work. The two day workshop spanning covered an array of topics from the fundamentals to glaze discovery. Thank you to Greg Daly who is a wonderful teacher. 

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NQPA Clay Chains Project
31 July - 20 Sept

This exciting project was undertaken by the members of the NQPA. Groups of potters were broken into 3 chains, with the first of each group creating a piece inspired by an Andrew Cope's teapot from our collection. This was then used as a "line of  inspiration" for the potter that follows, and then the pottery that follows it.  At the end of the project all of the pieces are to be exhibited at Perc Tucker Gallery in the glass showcase during the NQ Biennial Ceramic Awards. 

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PUNQ 2021

We hosted a popup stall at the PUNQ festival this year, with members showcasing their collection of  ceramics including wheel-thrown and hand-built functional wares for everyday use, to intricate sculptural and slab-built displays. There were workshops hosted on site, with participants making flatware and pinch pots, as well as live demonstrations and Artist Talks. 

 

Date: Friday 30 July - Sunday 8 August 

Where: Northtown, 280 Flinders St, Townsville CBD, 4810

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Mother's Day Open Day

Each year for Mother's day the club hosts an open day. This is a great way to try out pottery for the first time and meet your local potters. the club will run demonstrations as well as sell their wares. come down for a fun day with clay!

 

Date: Sunday 2nd of May the 2021

Time: 9am- 2pm 

Where: 15 Flowers St, Railway Estate

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North Queensland Ceramic Awards 31 July - 20 Sept

The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. Selected works will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from  31 July - 20 September 2020. The exhibit is always an impressive showcase for both well-known and emerging artist, both locally and nationally recognised. This biennial competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia.  The club looks forward to 2022 to do it all again.