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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. This year the event will not be held due to the Coronavirus 2020.

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. 

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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Upcoming 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.

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.