WORKSHOP – Conversations with John

Conversations with John

In May, along with the many workshops and sessions at the Triennale, the final instalment of “Conversations with John” will be held to honour John Watson’s life and creativity.

After John Watson’s passing, his partner Annette contacted the Association to ask if we would be interested in creating a legacy in John’s name, as an ongoing way of helping other potters.

Dawn Oakford spent considerable time in thinking through the best way to achieve Annette’s wish, while honouring John’s work and creativity.


Through a ‘Playing with Slipcasts’ workshop a number of casts from John’s moulds will be made available for participants to use in combination with their own forms – hand-built, thrown or slip-cast – to create “conversations with John” in clay.  Objects may be sculptural or functional. Work created will be available for purchase later and the proceeds will go to the legacy.


Date: Sunday 19 May 2019

Location: TBA

Cost: $30 members

$35 non-members