Who's there? What do they do?
||It's only a small scale "cottage industry" venture. Just two enthusiastic potters who make what they feel like, when they feel like it (which is most days).|
since 1988. Began with a small electric kiln (6 cubic feet), bought in
a burnt-out state and rebuilt from the ground up. Some years later we
built a larger gas-fired fibre kiln (27 cubic feet), and later still a
mini test kiln (1 cubic foot).
We fire an occasional batch of terracotta items, but most of the work is stoneware, fired to cone 9 or 10.
Clay is bought in 1 tonne lots whenever we need more.
|Potting takes place in a separate workshop building, about 100 square metres floor area, adjacent to the old School residence. We think of it as a workshop rather than a "studio". Two pottery wheels, pugmills, slab roller, extruders, various kilns and all the usual hardware. Lots of shelves. One end of the building is separated off as a display room. We don't often think of it as a "gallery".|
Who makes the pots? Just two of us, man and wife. Not a lot of
qualifications as potters go... four years at Tech College, part time
(and it was fun, too). But countless thousands of pots made and sold
since then. Lots of ideas picked up at "workshops" and Ceramic Festival
occasions, where ordinary lowly potters sit at the feet of more famous
ones and worship. Enjoyable visits to the workshops and studios and
galleries of other potters, in Australia and NZ.
The pots get
better every year, but the horizon keeps retreating....