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The Cairns Show  17-19 July 2019

This year's Cairns Show's visual arts display was once again a great success.  Thanks to our Cairns Potters Lone White and Chris George who were stewards and to all our members who volunteered their time for this event. 

Congratulations to everyone who submitted artworks.  There was a large representation by our Cairns Potters Club members in both the pottery and sculpture categories.   Here are a few of the entries that were on display.

Show Champion

Summer Basket 

Dorothy Gourlay

Highly Commended

Pottery Novice

Western Raku Style 1

Geoff Riley

Highly Commended

Pottery Open

Frangipanis

Leanne Kear

1st Place

Pottery Open

The Three Sisters

Jeannanne Orfanos

1st Place

Pottery Novice

Brown Woven Hanging Basket

Kerrie Miller

2nd Place

Pottery Novice

Western Raku Style 2

Geoff Riley

Highly Commended

Sculpture

Turtle

Jeananne Orfanos

Sad Clown

Leanne Kear

Brother

Sharon Powell

Ecopot

Dorothy Gourlay

Polymer Vase

Lisa Costa

Sunbirds

Leanne Kear

1st Place

Sculpture

Sisters in Love

Sarah-Jane Deron

Moana

Leanne Kear

Fat Cats

Tom Britton

2nd Place

Pottery Open

Nature FNQ

Jeananne Orfanos

Christina George

"The awesome beauty of this region, which captured my imagination upon arrival in Cairns from Melbourne in 1967, has been a major influence on my work.   After first discovering the joy of working with clay in 1974 I completed a 3 year Studio Ceramics course at TAFE and have continued the exploration of this exciting medium, with a stoneware glaze course and numerous workshops.  Form is of prime importance to me with colour or decoration being used to enhance the descriptive element of the work which I generally fire to stoneware temperature in a gas kiln.” To enquire about Christina's pottery, please contact her on 4053 2240 or email chrisg34@bigpond.net.au

   

Samallie Kasirye

Samallie Kasirye was born in Uganda, East Africa in an extended community with ancient traditions of music, art, craft and rituals. Pottery is the craft which nurtures Samallie’s spirit. She is the only one in her family continuing this tradition.

From an early age Samallie began creating things. BUSEGA Pottery was established in honour of her family pottery business in Kampala, Uganda which ceased productivity following the passing of her  father Mr. Martin Kasirye.  Samallie produces an extensive range of organic domestic ware by using wheel throwing, hand building and slab work that she glazes and decorates using lead-free pottery products. To enquire about Samallie's pottery, please contact her on 0478 801 305 or email Dunkasi@bigpond.com

Di Sant   

Michael Ryan

I have been besotted by the elegant simplicity of ancient pottery for many years. Etruscan, Japanese and East Asian in particular. When we visited an extensive pottery exhibition at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) in London early last year, I had an epiphany and realised that I just had to give this timeless craft a go... Even if it was just to be one bag of clay. I came home and joined the potters club with humble expectations and have been working on the basics ever since. I like the fact that such a broad range of design can create functional pieces that are interesting to look at, beautiful to feel and practical to use. I like to hand build and focus on form and the imparted texture of natural or found objects.