A couple weeks ago, my husband and I went on a short break to the South Coast. On the way, we stopped at Milton for lunch and stumbled upon a little pottery gallery run by the Nulladolla Pottery Group.
What a find!
I spoke to the very friendly and welcoming Chris Shinton, President of the Nulladolla Pottery Group. Chris explained that there are about 30-35 members, with 20 of them being the core members. They hold weekly meetings/classes on site, including demonstrations by guest potters.
At the back of the gallery, communal tables and the usual ceramic tools are set out for use. They have electric kilns that are placed outside in a separate location.
The site used to be a TAFE facility. When TAFE closed their doors, the local potters benefited by taking over the site, including almost all of the facilities.
While I was there, there was a member working on her piece and she kindly allowed me to take a photo.
What really caught my eyes are these raku pieces. Chris explained that they are horse hair raku pottery. I love the final result.
The gallery itself isn't very big, but it is filled with lots of beautiful pottery made by the members. There is a nice variety of wares for sale, and they are very affordable.
Visitors are very welcome to the Group and I would highly recommend if you are looking for nice handmade pottery. If you wish to visit or find out more information, their details are:
Milton, NSW 2538
Ph: (02) 44541518
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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