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
I love buying ceramics. If I could afford it, I would buy one piece from every exhibition I go to!
A while ago in April, I went to a group show at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown. Two of my friends, Min Shin Song and Ion Fukazawa (from Prickly and Cream) were in the show.
It was a fantastic show! There were so many people at the opening, the crowd spilled over to the pavements outside. I was introduced to Milly Dent (from Milly Dent Design), who've been producing wonderful marbled porcelain tableware. Got talking to a few other people just about random art topics. It's times like that I miss COFA... nowadays I rarely get the chance to converse about ceramics or art in general.
Ion showcased his work from the Ceramic Riders machine, where he rides a bike that spins a table that spins ceramic slip to make vessels. Watch the cool video here: http://vimeo.com/71867178
And Min Shin did these fantastic industrial looking tea pots. You wouldn't think it's a tea pot! I was so impressed I had to have it!
Isn't it just so cool?
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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