Wagga Wagga Art Gallery | From the Ground Up: The Wagga Wagga Potters Club
Image courtesy of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery & the Wagga Wagga Potters Club.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is delighted to welcome the return of one of our city’s most vibrant and creative cultural organisations, the Wagga Wagga Potters Club. Their new exhibition, From the Ground Up, is on public display in the E3 art space from Wednesday 1 March until Sunday 19 March, with an exceptional range of skills, techniques, styles and materials that reveal the incredible diversity of contemporary ceramic arts.
From the Ground Up explores the fascinating journey from the soil beneath our ancestors’ feet to the creation of the first ceramic pot. From the time mankind discovered the effect of fire on particular types of ground materials, potters have been experimenting with clay in all its forms.
Over the centuries, further exploration and experimentation have continued with an abundance of earth drawn materials, in an effort to perfect glazes to make pots watertight, and pigments to colour and beautify them. From the Ground Up is a celebration of the many branches of ceramics, and a showcase for the work produced in the quest for the perfect pot.
The Wagga Wagga Potters Club was founded in 1969, with the aim of promoting the craft of pottery in the community and producing pots that will enrich the lives of those who use them. Exhibitions, raku, sawdust and wood firings along with weekend workshops are regular features on the Club’s program. In addition, the Club participates in a variety of community activities, including Seniors Festival and the Fusion Multicultural Festival, and numerous school support programs.
The talented ceramic artists exhibiting in From the Ground Up include: Lyn Cameron, Kathleen Gainsford, Fran Geale, Julie Jenkins, Linda Lander, Dianne Mahony, Liz McInnes, Wendy McLean, Dawn Smith, Cynthia Tippler, and Julie Willlis.
From the Ground Up: The Wagga Wagga Potters Club is on display in the E3 art space at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Wednesday 1 March until Sunday 19 March 2017. The exhibition will be officially launched on Friday 3 March at 6pm. A free public demonstration of ceramic techniques will be held on Saturday 11 March, in conjunction with the monthly Sprout & About markets, to inspire visitors to the exhibition with a display of the Club members’ skills.
Exhibition Launch: Friday 3 March, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday 1 March – Sunday 19 March, 2017
Where: E3 art space | Wagga Wagga Art Gallery