Currently there are two exhibitions to check out - The Gosford Art Prize and the 48th National Port Hacking Potters Competition/Exhibition. Huge thanks to all involved in bringing these exhibitions together. They both rely heavily on volunteer support.
It was exciting to see students from the Northern Sydney Institute Hornsby Campus (Sydney Ceramics Studios) heavily represented across both exhibitions, as well as members from the Central Coast Potters Society.
Congratulations to Keiko Matsui for the Gosford Art Prize Ceramics Award. Her pot, I'm NOT Perfect, shows its beautiful imperfections. Keiko's work in porcelain shows her many years experience and craftsmanship. My entry, Out of the Fire, is one of the exhibits in this exhibition.
I was lucky enough to be awarded the Port Hacking Art Prize for a selection of five of my Fat Quarters x 8 pieces. There are so many fine works on exhibition showing a broad range of skills and techniques. Thank you Patsy Hely for your time in judging this biannual award. It was a pleasure to meet you and chat a little. Congratualtions to Dawn Perry and Alison Tucker, fellow Advanced Diploma students at NSI Hornsby, who were awarded Certificates of Merit for their beautiful and very skillful work. Sharon Ridsdale has one of her dragon pots included in this exhibition, as well as work in the Gosford Art Prize.
Cultivate: New Artisans is drawing nearer. It opens Saturday 4 - 14 October - a perfect time of year to grab a picnic and wander through the gardens checking out beautifully hand crafted art pieces. The Palm House is the venue for Cultivate. Artisans in the Gardens opens a week later on 10 October.
I will be at The Palm House much of the time, so email, call or sms me if you'd like to meet up.