Otago Potters Group

The club rooms are located at 6 Neville St, Dunedin

Email: otagopottersgroup@gmail.com

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Janet DeBoos workshop Thursday 13th October – Sunday 16th October inclusive.

Janet DeBoos is coming to Dunedin after judging the Portage Ceramic awards in Auckland. She will conduct a 4 day workshop to be held at OPG beginning on Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th inclusive. The cost of this workshop will be approximately $240 per person for the four days, depending on the numbers.

This is a huge opportunity for OPG members as Janet is a very highly regarded ceramicist and teacher.

Please email otagopottersgroup@gmail.com to register your interest in attending this workshop. We would also like feedback on what sort of techniques people are interested in learning, so let us know this via email too please. Janet has offered to do the surface enrichment workshop, which would include creating our own lazer printed decals to be applied at the workshop. She has also included throwing, turning and hand building as other options for demonstration.

We will send out a list of requirements for all workshop attendees closer to the time.

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OPG 2013 Annual Exhibition

‘Put on Show’

The Otago Potters Group is currently exhibiting its members’ work at the Dunedin Community Art Gallery.

The Otago and Southland branch members of New Zealand Potters were invited to be their guest artists.

While only a few NZP members were the ‘official’ guests more of our members, also being Otago Potters Group members, chose to take the backseat by exhibiting under the Group’s label.

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President -
Erin Jones
Secretary -
Elise Johnston
Treasurer -
Rye Senjen
The judge, David McLeod of Quadrant Gallery, gave the first prize to Jo Howard for her entry ‘Standing Dog’ which incidentally had travelled half way round the world. She made the dog in a workshop in Hungary. Merit awards went to Marion Familton for her ‘Tenmoku Vase ’ and to Judy Ringland-Stewart for the plate ‘Amongst the Cherry Trees’.

Liz Fea and Danny Moorwood attracted the judge’s ‘Special Mention’.

The size of the gallery gave each artist enough space to show off their work without encroachment by other works and to be able to view them from different sides made it so much more enjoyable. The entries are a good mix of functional ware and sculptures and exude a feeling of delight and cheerfulness we feel in the springtime.

Jo Howard and Judge David McLeod with 'Dog' - First Prize

Hopefully the Community Art Gallery will be available in the future for the local potters to put their pots on show right in the centre of Dunedin City as there is a question mark over its future use.

They deserve to have their art works put on show right there because their craft and craftsmanship is as much a cultural heritage as the city’s architecture

Story by Nicole Kolig.
Photographs by Susan Ellis

Liz Fea 'Ribbed Vase and Lily' Special Mention Award

Marion Familton 'Tenmoku Vase' Merit Award

Danny Moorwood 'Black and White Bottle and Bowl'
Special Mention Award

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