On Saturday we opened our studio doors to the general public as part of the Australian Ceramics Association’s ACOS initiative.
It was a fabulous day with a constant stream of visitors, many of them new to clay, to our studio.
We decorated some pots with coloured slip.Gary demonstrated some throwing techniques and lots of people had a turn on the wheel.
I talked about our collection and was able to show examples of pots in all stages, bisque, decorated but unglazed, glazed and lustre fired.
It was nice. The photo below shows a small sample of the TCA’s collection, if you want to look at images of our collection as photographed by the talented Robin Roberts.
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Dawn Oakford, John Watson and Kim Foale donated some ceramics that were sold on the day and we made over $200 for our library fund.
New members of the TCA had a go on the wheel and thanks to Gary’s lovely teaching style I think that we will soon have some new throwers amongst us.
Robin did some handbuilding and made a large bird bath, here is some of the texture that he added to his creation.
John Watson also did THREE raku firings that were very exciting to watch and Rachael is keen to explore raku firing techniques further.
So I think that we can look forward to a couple more raku days at the TCA studio next year.
All in all it was a great day at the studio and we all had lots of muddy fun and the consensus was that we should fling open the studio doors much more than just once a year.
So expect another Open Day at the Tas Ceramics Studio in Glenorchy in the new year.