Australian Ceramics Annual Open Studios event is on again this weekend, November 11 and 12.
Several local studios are taking part – the work of each of these ceramicists is very different and reflects the huge range of possibilities using clay and different firing techniques. Pieces vary from intricate hand-built sculptures, small animals and Japanese-style pieces to colourful, high-fired stoneware cups, plates and bowls.
Byron Shire has become a renowned hotspot for creativity, and ceramics made here are sent all over Australia and around the world. What’s amazing is each ceramic piece is unique. It’s the nature of handmade works of art.
It’s great to support local artists working in the Shire, rather than buying mass-produced imported ceramics lacking in soul. It’s also a benefit to our local economy.
For details and photographs of participating ceramicists, go to the Australian Ceramics website: australianceramicscommunity.com. If you’re on Instagram, visit @australianceramics and see what’s on offer.
Ceramic studios open this weekend include: Janet Fraser’s Hoof Print Pottery at 16 Taylors Road, Eureka; Sasa Scheiner at 878 Binna Burra Road, Federal; Richard Jones’ Rainforest Ceramics at 56 Gittoes Lane, Possum Creek; and Jacqui Sosnowski’s SOS Ceramics at Murphy’s Lane, Mullumbimby.