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.
Western Raku Style 1
Western Raku Style 2
Sisters in Love
Lone works in the ceramic medium exploring all available techniques from primitive forming and firing methods to the use of modern materials & special firing schedules. Her works are inspired by her tropical surrounds and impressions gained through extensive world travel. To enquire about Lone's pottery, please contact her on 4053 7508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"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 email@example.com
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