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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
North Queensland Ceramic Awards
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.
Monday 1 November 2021
5pm, Friday 15 April 2022
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
Image Above Mahala Hill
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.