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Richard Jones’ Ceramics for the Rainforest

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There may be nothing ‘creative’ about politics, but in retirement Greens MP Richard Jones has found his creative side.

No longer pushing the Greens agenda at the political coalface, Jones  is now a Possum Creek potter, engaging in his own alchemy, turning clay into beautiful works of art. This MP turned potter has a dream…this weekend he hopes to sell enough of his plates, bowls and cups at the Open Studio event to save one thousand acres of rainforest.

Still passionate about achieving environmental outcomes, Jones is hoping that his rainforest ceramics will help save one thousand acres of real rainforest. For some time now Richard has been donating part of the proceeds of the sales of his pottery to the Rainforest Trust which has already conserved millions of acres in Sumatra, South America, Africa and Australia. 

Richard  has hundreds of ten dollar pieces as well as more expensive ones. He can be found at 56 Gittoes Lane from 10am to 4pm this weekend. Will his dream come true? We’ll know on Sunday night.


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